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Hydrographer / Field Technician – Mackay or Rockhampton

AHA Services - 31 August, 2023

ALS is using the power of testing to solve complex challenges. With a passion for science, we serve clients with data-driven insights for a safer and healthier world.

The Role
Are you adventurous? Do you enjoy variety and work balance that is physical, creative, technical and science orientated?  Hydrography is a specialist career that combines science, engineering, the environment, data management and complex technology.  ALS Hydrographics is a diverse and dynamic provider of hydro-meteorological products and services. We are currently seeking a motivated Hydrographer to join the North Queensland Operations, as part of either our Mackay or Rockhampton teams. All levels of Hydrographer will be considered for this vacancy.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed and dedicated team who continually strive to meet and exceed client expectations. 

The successful candidate will receive extensive invested formalised and in house training program as part of your career development plan:

Enrolment and study time to complete a Diploma of Water Operations (Hydrography), typically over 3 years (if the candidate doesn’t already possess this).

  • Advanced Life support first aid course
  • 4WD driver training
  • One on one mentoring
  • In house systems, equipment and role specific technical training

The day to day
The role of a Hydrographer is varied, and includes a range of field work, office work and project management duties. Working a Monday to Friday roster only, specific responsibilities of the role include:

  • Provide best practice Environmental Monitoring services for clients in a safe and timely manner.
  • Install, service, operate and maintain automatic environmental monitoring stations with a strict emphasis on accuracy and quality.
  • Collect environmental data from automatic monitoring stations and verify data using computer software package before supplying to clients.
  • Maintaining accurate record keeping including field observations and calibrations.
  • Undertake flow measurement in rivers, creeks and drains.
  • Undertake manual sampling activities from both surface water and groundwater, using a range of techniques with adherence to QA principles and procedures.
  • Project management, client liaison and correspondence.
  • Sound knowledge of, and adherence to, HSE principles.
  • Travel and work in remote regions of Queensland.

The essentials
The ideal candidate would have the following attributes:

  • Some environmental monitoring / hydrographic experience.
  • Tertiary qualification in environmental science, water resources or similar (desirable).
  • Competent with data acquisition and hydrographic software applications necessary for effective data management and field instrumentation operation.
  • Project management experience.
  • High level attention to detail, strong organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work cohesively in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Able to work in a variety of environmental conditions including short periods away from home.
  • Ability to perform manual handling tasks in a wide range of outdoor conditions.
  • Experience in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Current manual car driver’s licence.
  • 4WD experience.
  • Experience with health, safety, and environmental aspects of field work.
  • Ability to swim.

Eligible to enrol in the Diploma of Water Operations (Hydrography).
The benefits
At ALS we believe that the people we employ are what makes ALS the great company it is today. We offer many benefits to staff, including and not limited to:

  • Ability to develop new skills in project management, client account management and
  • Health fund discounts with Bupa and HCF.
  • Opportunity to salary sacrifice car costs with Autopia.
  • Corporate superannuation benefits with Australian Retirement Trust
  • Online learning system with extensive modules of choice.
  • Friendly working environment with accessible management.
  • RISE gender equity and Mentoring program
  • Virgin Australia, Microsoft, Hertz and HSBC discounts.
  • Influenza Vaccinations and access to an EAP.
  • Opportunities to progress and develop your career within ALS including global opportunities for suitable candidates.

We actively support a diverse workforce and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

APPLY today! 
Applications covering relevant qualifications and any related experience will be treated with the strictest confidence. 
Send your resume through to Paula Fryga