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Mechanical Engineer Graduate

CSIRO - Marsfield, NSW

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Graduate Mechanical Engineer

  • Undertake maintenance, development, verification and commissioning of instrumentation for ATNF telescopes
  • Contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations
  • Kick-start your career at Australia's premier radio astronomy research organisation

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) operates several world-class radio astronomy observatories that are collectively known as the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF). As one of the world's leading astronomical facilities, we are a key partner in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project to build the world's most sensitive radio telescope.

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer with CASS, you will provide mechanical engineering support to the ATNF telescope sites, including receiver installation and maintenance. You will undertake mechanical design associated with the development of receiving systems and instrumentation for use in radio astronomy and space science. In this diverse and interesting role, you will be involved in Finite Element Analysis (FEA); thermal modelling; mechanical design and the production of engineering reports and engineering drawings.

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science is committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace culture and implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace. This role is offered on a full-time, part-time or job-share basis.

In this role you will

  • Undertake mechanical design tasks including FEA and thermal modelling.
  • Produce engineering/project reports and engineering drawings to AS1100 (or equivalent).
  • Support the fabrication of prototype and/or proof-of-concept components or assemblies.
  • Undertake engineering development and associated tasks under broad guidance.
  • Travel to CASS observatories and other sites to assist in the maintenance, development, verification and commissioning of instrumentation.
  • Work collaboratively and contribute to a range of research projects in support of CSIRO's scientific objectives.
  • Design and execute small research experiments in the field of cryogenics and assist with elements of larger test programs.
  • Efficiently manage client requests and maintain clear communication regarding mutual expectations.

Location: Marsfield (Sydney) New South Wales

Salary: AU$63k - AU$80k per annum (pro-rata for part-time)
plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years (full-time, part-time or job-share available)

Residency: See 'Position Details' link below

Reference: 72852

To be considered you will hold a recognised degree in mechanical engineering and/or have a direct equivalent qualification. You will also have:

  • Some experience in the use of a 3D mechanical CAD package.
  • Some experience in the use of mechanical Finite Element Analysis tools.
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and carry out tasks successfully in support of project goals.
  • The ability & willingness to contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations.
  • The ability to effectively manage a number of competing priorities simultaneously and to take direction on non-routine tasks as required.


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Clearance or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

CSIRO's Commitment to Diversity

We're working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.


At CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role, paying particular attention to the requirements outlined in the Position Details.

Applications Close

Thursday 15 April, 2021 (11pm AEST)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.