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Hydrographer/ Instrumentation Technician, Mackay Qld

AHA Secretary - 07 December, 2017

Gauge uindustrial and environmental
  • Opportunity for a Hydrographer or Instrumentation Technician with experience in environmental monitoring and assessment, with particular emphasis on automated monitoring of water with movement into monitoring of air and noise.
  • Practical experience in hydrography and/or instrument configuration, programming and installation, is highly desired.
  • Based in Mackay, working with a close high-powered growing team with the support of a nationally spread company. 

About the role:

As a member of the Mackay team, you will work with a number of clients to provide a high quality scientific service in environmental assessment.  

The main responsibilities will include:

  • The operation and maintenance of environmental monitoring equipment, including water, and preferably air/dust and noise/vibration.
  • Field work – data collection, sample collection, site construction and installation of monitoring stations, stream surveying, water quality and quantity measurements.
  • Data processing, calibration of water quality instruments, and reporting.
  • Installation, repair, calibration, maintenance, and fault diagnosis.
  • Requires some overnight travel outside of the Mackay area within the week.

Experienced candidates will also contribute to:

  • Instrument programming (multiple platforms).
  • System integration (including telemetry and process automation).
  • Environmental consulting.

About you:

The role requires you meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a certificate, diploma or degree that is relevant to the discipline of surface water hydrography, environmental science, environmental/water engineering, water resource management, and/or hydrology.
  • Possess experience and skills in automated environmental monitoring.

This position is ideally suited to those who have:

  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • Physically fit and mobile, with environmental awareness and enjoy working outdoors.
  • Skilled with tools and equipment.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised, alone or in a team.
  • Strong observational and problem-solving skills.
  • Competent computer skills, including the use of Word and Excel.
  • Practical, technical and electronics aptitude.
  • A current driver’s licence, including manual.

Desirable additional skills:

  • 4WD experience and/or training, first aid, welding or metals fabrication.

The successful applicants will be employed on a full-time basis, with a three-month probationary period. Permanency will be offered pending the outcome of a performance review.

Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience, and includes participation in the staff bonus scheme and use of a company vehicle for commute to work.

Applications and enquiries:

Simon Lewer. Email simonlewer@gauge.com.au

Closing date: 31 January 2018