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Maintenance Technician - Electrical / Instrumentation

Position Overview

  • Ongoing | Full Time | $74k - $83k +15.4% super
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs
  • New manufacturing facility | State of the art technology

About the Opportunity

ANSTO Nuclear Medicine (ANM) is a manufacturing facility, making Molybdenum-99 (Mo99) for domestic and international supply. Mo99 is the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) used in the production of radiopharmaceuticals for medical imaging and diagnosis.


The maintenance unit within ANM is seeking an experienced Maintenance Technician - Electrical / Instrumentation.
In this role, you will be responsible for performing maintenance activities as directed in the ANM Mo-99 facility in a timely manner, on schedule and ensure ongoing compliance with safety, regulatory and statutory requirements, including but not limited to ARPANSA and TGA. 
Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will be required to undertake preventative and corrective maintenance. This includes equipment assembly, test, installation, instrument calibrations, commissioning equipment and monitoring the spare parts for use in ANM Mo-99 facility as well as preparing and maintaining maintenance documentation.


About You

“We are looking for an experienced dual trade technician - Electrical / Instrumentation who is highly motivated and driven to contribute to the success of ANM.   - Colin Paynter, ANM Maintenance Supervisor

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance activities as per schedule
  • Work with Operations and Engineering teams to troubleshoot problems and present novel solutions which are aimed at reducing costs, increasing reliability, expanding capability and maintaining product quality
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and practical experience to analyse and develop solutions to unforeseen technical or other production issues
  • Contribute, using technical knowledge and experience, to maintenance systems and development projects to enhance the production facility in a continuous improvement environment. Assist in implementation of agreed enhancements as required
  • Perform duties within a highly regulated environment using procedures, instructions, and standards, and conforming to ARPANSA, ISO, GMP  and TGA
  • Develop, complete and review maintenance documentation (SAP work orders, records, SWMES, work instructions,etc)
  • Writing technical and calibration reports


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.

We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

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 Colin Paynter on (02) 9717 7517.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on +61 (02) 9717 9912.


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


Application closing date:  31 January 2022


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.