ASKAP Electronics Engineer



Contribute to the operation of ASKAP as a world class scientific instrument. Support state-of-the-art digital and radio frequency electronic systems. Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation The PositionCSIRO Astronomy and Space Science have a requirement for a highly motivated and appropriately skilled Professional Engineer to lead a team of three technical staff.

The primary purpose will be to provide support for the radio frequency and digital electronic systems which form part of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope. This position requires both technical leadership and an ability to diagnose complex electronic systems. The teams efforts will ensure a high level of reliability of ASKAP and other operational systems at the MRO and MSF support facility.

You will support state-of-the-art digital and radio frequency electronic systems. As the Engineer, you will contribute to the operation of ASKAP as a world class scientific instrument, and the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) as a world class facility to host other Radio-astronomy instruments. The ASKAP instrument comprises modern Phased Array Feeds and Digital hardware to beam form and correlate received Radio Frequency wavefronts from astronomical sources.

This is an opportunity to be part of a dedicated team supporting an exciting new project with unique and interesting technical challenges combined with the benefits of living in a vibrant regional community. Your duties will include Provide professional engineering support for ASKAP electronic systems both radio frequency and digital processing hardware. Support the full range of MRO electronic systems.

Under the guidance of the Site Leader MSF/MRO, supervise a small technical team performing engineering commissioning and maintenance work on the electronic systems that comprise and support the ASKAP Telescope. This will include: Technical leadership of the team, Identifying critical issues, Contributing to the resolution of routine and complex telescope operational problems, Scheduling, budgeting and planning maintenance activities for electronic systems on the ASKAP array at the MRO and support systems at the MSF. Ensure the availability of ASKAP electronic spares and consumables to minimise telescope downtime and other operational disruptions.

Location: Geraldton, Western AustraliaSalary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuationTenure: IndefiniteReference: 62879 To be successful you will need Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential selection criteria can be appointed. An Engineers Australia-accredited four year electronic/electrical engineering qualification and work experience at the level of Professional Engineer.

A current driver’s license and willingness to travel to other CASS sites. Ability and willingness to work at heights. Demonstrated understanding and practical skills in analogue and digital electronics syst.

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AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation


21 Nov 2019


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