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SyMo Operator Maintainer

Position Overview

  • 2 positions available - 1x Mechanical Fitter & 1x Electrical / I&C Technician
  • Ongoing | Full Time | $74,069.00 - $83,202.00 +15.4% super
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance |  Health & Wellbeing Programs
  • Opportunity to apply your technical expertise and attention to detail in operating and maintaining a First-of-a-Kind plant

About the Opportunity

The primary objective of the SyMo Operator Maintainer is to safely and efficiently operate plant during routine shift operations, under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor.

The SyMo Operator Maintainer holds an industrial trade qualification and can work independently or in small teams to execute complex planned and unplanned maintenance tasks. SyMo Operator Maintainers are required to be subject matter experts in their field and leverage their extensive technical and process knowledge in support of achieving reliability and availability targets for the SyMo facility, and ensuring ongoing compliance with safety, regulatory and statutory requirements.

There is one position available for each of the following industrial trade qualifications:1x Mechanical Fitter/Technician & 1x Electrical/I&C Technician

About You

“We are looking for a qualified technician willing to undertake the challenges of operating and maintaining a first of a kind facility in a heavily regulated environment. The succesful candidate will  support to Shift Supervisor for production activities and be subject matter expert for technical/maintenance tasks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Maria Ramirez, SyMo Operations Supervisor

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently operate the First-Of-A-Kind SyMo plant and equipment safely to ensure production is running to schedule.
  • Support Shift Supervisor to coordinate plant and equipment start-ups, operation, shutdowns, and resolve complex operational issues.
  • Execute complex planned maintenance tasks relevant to discipline, diagnose faults, and supervise external specialist contractors doing these tasks
  • Respond to unplanned maintenance, use expertise to develop and implement corrective actions to get the plant operational.
  • Develop, complete and review operations and maintenance documentation (SAP work orders, records sheets, shift logs, SWMES, etc).
  • Undertake validation and commissioning activities to ensure the SyMo facility, systems and equipment meet requirements.
  • Perform duties within a highly regulated environment using a suite of procedures, instructions, and standards, and conforming to ARPANSA, ISO and ASNO regulations and guidelines.
  • Meet all training requirements of the position.


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 Maria Ramirez on mariar@ansto.gov.au.  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:  18 October 2021


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.