OPAL Maintenance Technician - Mechanical

Position Overview


  • 18 month fixed term | Full Time | Salary $77k - $87k +15.4% super
  • Lucas Heights I Generous leave provisions I Fitness Facilities I Free onsite carpark
  • Opportunity to be part of a team supporting one of Australia’s leading science organisations.

About the Opportunity

The OPAL Maintenance Technician delivers quality maintenance services within Nuclear Operations of ANSTO and ensures that OPAL Reactor’s equipment is in safe working order, available and complies with relevant standards.

About You

"We are seeking an enthusiastic, skilled team player with relevant plant experience to ensure we can fully support the OPAL Reactor." - David Vittorio, OPAL Reactor Manager

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake reactive maintenance work for breakdowns in a timely and efficient manner by liaising directly with clients to investigate, identify and provide solutions for problems relevant to discipline.
  • Escalate complex maintenance issues that cannot be resolved to relevant Maintenance Supervisor and/or Engineer for guidance.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance of plant and equipment relevant to discipline in accordance with approved procedures to contribute to OPAL reactor safety and reliability.
  • Conduct routine inspections of equipment relevant to discipline and report any identified issues.

Skills and Experience 


  • Trade qualification in Mechanical trade qualification in Fitter & Machining or Fabrication
  • Relevant industrial experience in maintenance of plant and equipment in Mechanical maintenance
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment (Desirable).


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

Located in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite café.


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 David Vittorio on (02) 9717 3612. For all other queries please contact the Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 3359.


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


Application closing date:  25 February 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.