Fabricator / Welder

Position Overview

  • Ongoing | Full Time I Mon to Fri roster plus overtime 
  • Salary $67k - $87k +15.4% super and overtime
  • Flexible work schedule I Work Life Balance 
  • Great location - Lucas Heights, onsite parking and sporting facilities including swimming pool
  • Great opportunity to join the maintenance team at ANSTO and be immersed in interesting and challenging work

About the Opportunity

The Light Sheet Metal Fabricator / Welder is responsible for the delivery of quality maintenance and manufacturing services within ANSTO and ensure that plant and equipment and infrastructure is in safe working order, available and complies with relevant standards.

About You

"Join a fun and dynamic team to manufacture bespoke items for ANSTO scientific research and nuclear medicine operations."  - Bianca Shepherd, Engineering Support Workshop Manager

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experience in the operation of machines (CNC brake press, Turret Punch and fabricated related equipment related to bespoke light sheet metal fabrication and quality welding practices.
  • Able to work independently and safely on machines with quality as one of the key focus points.
  • Review technical documents, update local document and notify Fabrication Supervisor of any amendments or updates
  • Maintain area in a clean and orderly manner, complying with 5S methodology and undertaking in improvements where required.
  • Undertake urgent jobs for breakdowns in a timely and efficient manner by liaising directly with supervisor to investigate, identify and provide solutions for problems relevant to discipline.
  • Escalate complex issues that cannot be resolved to the Supervisor, Planner and/or Engineer for guidance.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance of plant and equipment relevant to discipline in accordance with approved procedures to contribute to ANSTO plant and equipment safety and reliability.
  • Conduct routine inspections of equipment relevant to discipline and report and document any identified issues.
  • At times, assist in site work to meet customer requirements such as fitting and installation work.
  • Follow ANSTO safety rules, TGA and ARPANSA regulations, ISO AS/NZL 9001:2008 and ISO 14001, BMS, OHSE directives, procedures, standards and regulations.  
  • Supervise and train apprentices.


Please click here to view the Position Description.

About Us

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Benefits of Working with Us

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Performance based salary increases 
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Bianca Shepherd on 0439 466 303.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 3359.


To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.


Application closing date:  31 March 2024 at 11:59pm


All applicants must be Australian citizens.



In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.