Machinist & Fitter

Date Posted: 5 Jul 2024
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Location: Perth, WA, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The opportunity

  • Join team CSIRO and help make the impossible possible!
  • Use your machinist/fitter expertise to enable world class science to occur!
  • Strong stakeholder engagement, supportive team environment


Are you a skilled machinist/ fitter looking for a new opportunity? CSIRO's Business and Infrastructure Services (CBIS) team is seeking a Stores & Property Officer / Machinist and Fitter to support our cutting-edge scientific research across Australia.


Reporting to the Facilities Manager - Business Services you will support a range of activities including working with a team of machinists, fabricators, fitters, engineers, and technicians in several locations across CSIRO Western Australian sites to facilitate research projects. Along with playing a vital role within our stores area providing receipt/dispatch, stores organisation, internal logistics and dangerous goods handling/dispatch assistance. 


We offer a supportive work environment with opportunities to work on groundbreaking research projects. If you're passionate about machining and fitting, but maybe not as experience in the logistical/stores side of duties we would still encourage you to apply. 


Your duties will include:

  • Manual or CNC machining capabilities for bespoke components for scientific research use. 
  • Work with customers to develop the best system for their research and deliver on time.
  • Contribute to current projects, including input on design and fabrication.
  • Provide for fork/pallet lift requirements relating to receivables, dispatched and stored goods.
  • Participate in procurement of parts and materials when necessary.
  • Ensure mail and freight items are recorded/received/held/dispatched as necessary and specialist packaging issues such as dangerous goods, frozen or cold samples, critical timeframes, etc, are considered and implemented in consultation with the clients. 
  • Coordinate delivery of site services such as site contractor management including inductions, security clearances, issuing of ID cards and keys. Also, may include other contractor management duties as directed. 
  • Ensure appropriate inventory control in the store and liaise with clients for future needs 


Location: Kensington, Perth 

Salary: AU$70,874 - AU$90,202 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite 

Reference: 96384


To be considered you will need:

  • Possession of appropriate current Licenses for the operation of pallet and forklifts.
  • Possession of a current unencumbered motor vehicle driver’s license.
  • Relevant trade certificate/diploma; must be fully qualified with trades certificate and craftsman certificate for Engineering Fitter Machinist or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the operation of a stores and logistics service.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, actively contribute and work as a team member and share relevant and useful information.
  • Demonstrated keyboard and data entry skills and experience in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel & Outlook) and routine administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact courteously and efficiently with customers, building relationships and keeping them informed on the delivery of site support services. 
  • Ability to take initiative, develop and maintain operational procedures and work as a team member and share relevant information with the broader CBIS team.
  • A strong customer service focus and an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff and service partners; and 
  • A proven ability to plan, coordinate and prioritise activities and work independently to achieve service outcomes.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Sound knowledge of specialist and dangerous goods management relating to samples, research materials, gases and other dangerous goods.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description



Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.


Flexible working arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 


Diversity and inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 



At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!


How to apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.


Applications close

18 July 2024, 11:00pm AEST

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