Maintenance Officer

Job No: 149892
Location: Lizard Island

  • Maintain and repair buildings and equipment at the beautiful Lizard Island!
  • Join the organisation behind the oldest museum in Australia!
  • Earn an attractive salary circa $66,298 - $72,077 PLUS super, leave loading, fully furnished accommodation with utilities provided and MORE!

Igniting wonder, inspiring debate and driving change

We operate within the NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment & Trade and were the first museum in Australia, founded back in 1827. We provide access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. We hold more than 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develop programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite. Our vision is to be a leading voice for the richness of life, the earth, and culture in Australia and the Pacific.

Our vision is to be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.

We now have a unique full-time opportunity for a Maintenance Officer to join us on stunning Lizard Island, QLD, so we can ensure that scientific research goes uninterrupted and that visitors at the station remain safe.


Your role

Upon taking up this once in a lifetime Maintenance Officer opportunity you will be responsible for maintaining all buildings and equipment at the Lizard Island Research Station, ensuring a productive and safe environment for visitors.

Your core duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Maintenance: Repair all buildings and equipment including boats, electrical supply system, water supply system, vehicles and tracks;
  • Logistics: Undertake duties associated with barge loading and unloading;
  • Record Keeping: Ensure adequate and accurate records are kept of servicing and repairs to buildings, machinery and equipment; and
  • Inventory: Timely ordering of spare parts, supplies, diesel and fuel

What you must bring

To be successful it will be imperative that you are in possession of a current electrical mechanical license, a current drivers license and a current recreational boat operator's license. It is also essential that you are physically fit with the ability to perform strenuous manual work.

While not essential, a current forklift operator's license will be advantageous. It is important to note that we are willing to assist the successful incumbent in obtaining a forklift license if necessary. 

Most importantly, it is crucial that you have the ability to work autonomously and also together with other colleagues. Within the role close working relationships will exist between the Research Station's Directors and also the Accommodation Officer. Being on a small island it is imperative that you have the ability to cooperate with fellow colleagues. Additionally, you will be an enthusiastic individual who is eager to learn about life on the island. What's not to love!

Perks you'll enjoy

There is a long list of benefits you'll receive working here with us on Lizard Island!

If you are keen on snorkelling, boating, or the great outdoors in general then you will without a doubt be in paradise here. Lizard Island is located on the Great Barrier Reef - meaning the reef and all of its wonders are yours to explore straight off the beach or just a short boat trip away!

You will also earn an attractive salary circa $66,298 - $72,077 PLUS super and additional benefits!

Additional benefits include:

  • Leave loading; and
  • Fully furnished accommodation with utilities provided.

Don't miss this opportunity to work in the most picturesque maintenance role the world has to offer - Apply Now!

 Please also click here to take a look at our Accommodation Officer role! You will be working closely with this person and therefore both roles would suit a couple or close friends!

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