System Engineer - Mechanical, Chemical or Process

Position Overview


  • Ongoing I Full Time I $89k - $120k + 15.4% super | salary sacrificing available
  • Generous leave & maternity provisions | Childcare onsite 
  • Great Opportunity to join ANSTO and be emersed in interesting and inspiring work
  • Sutherland Shire I Flexible work arrangements I Free onsite parking | Salary sacrificing available
  • Work in a specialised field of engineering with ongoing development opportunities

About the Opportunity


The Nuclear Medicine Engineering team is responsible for ensuring that the Nuclear Medicine plant and systems achieves optimum performance and reliability through robust maintenance and continuous improvement practices. The work of the Engineering team is also key to ensuring ongoing compliance with safety, regulatory and GMP requirements. Together with the other department in the division the engineering team ensures Safe, Secure and Sustainable supply of nuclear medicine to the Australian Public. 

The Nuclear Medicine Engineering team are seeking a talented Mechanical, Chemical or Process Engineer to join an established, multidisciplinary team of Systems Engineers. The role offers a long view opportunity as the team works to maintain performance within the nuclear medicine facilities at ANSTO. 

About You

"This position offers a unique opportunity within the Australian market. The work we do has a direct impact on Australian lives and requires driven individuals who believe in what we do to support the engineering required to ensure the Nuclear Medicine production facilities continue to meet the growing market demand for radioisotopes." - Darren Elliott, Head of Engineering.

Your Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assume delegated ownership and accountability for the process systems included within the medicine production facilities. 
  • Conduct root cause analysis and corrective actions required for equipment failures, process deviations. 
  • Develop, implement and optimise maintenance strategies to ensure continued operation and compliance.
  • Provide subject matter expert input into the development of 5-year Asset Management Plans and Capital Improvement Strategies to ensure continued ability to meet growing market demand.


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 Darren Elliot on +61 2 9717 7125.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on +61 (02) 9717 3511.

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


Application closing date:  11:59PM 26th May 2024


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.