Electronics Technician

Updated: about 2 months ago

  • ​​​​​​Work at the Paul Wild Observatory, a world-class science and technology research facility
  • Contribute your electronics skills to the intriguing world of radio astronomy
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science and Innovation Agency!

CSIRO's Space and Astronomy (S&A) manages CSIRO’s world-class facilities for radio astronomy and spacecraft tracking. Our space and astronomy research enables humanity to better understand the Earth and Universe. It contributes to solving the greatest challenges and building future industry.

Our radio astronomy observatories are collectively known as the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) and comprise radio telescopes in NSW and WA.

The Paul Wild Observatory near Narrabri is the location of the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), an array comprising six 22-metre high-performance dish antennas with receiver systems spanning 1.1GHz to 105GHz. We have commenced a major upgrade of the telescope’s entire data processing system, in a multi-million-dollar project called BIGCAT. 

We are seeking an Electronics/RF Technician to be part of the support team for the ATCA Observatory Operations and, together with ATNF staff at other sites to support delivery of major new instrumentation projects, including BIGCAT.
You will provide technical support for complex digital, analogue and radio frequency systems. This includes cryogenically cooled low-noise receivers, local oscillator and conversion systems and precision timing systems.

You will be participating in planning for critical systems maintenance activities, fault finding and testing, and participating in the planning and deployment of new state-of-the-art instrumentation.
You will be part of a small multi-disciplinary engineering team located on the Narrabri site but working at times within the broader ATNF technical team including at our Marsfield Headquarters to maintain operations and support new projects.
This is an opportunity to combine the advantages of a rural lifestyle with a role that presents unique challenges at a world-class science and technology research facility. 

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