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Autonomous Maritime Systems Technical Officer

Apply now Job no: 498962
Work type: Full time
Location: Launceston
Categories: Project Management & Support, Teaching Support

Autonomous Maritime Systems - Technical Officer

  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Based in Launceston
  • Participate in the planning and execution of Autonomous Maritime Systems (AMS) research programs

The Opportunity

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania and is a world leader in maritime education, training and research.  Our vision is to inspire and shape the maritime world and our aim is to lead real change. The Autonomous Maritime Systems Laboratory (AMSL) is responsible for research, commercial and defence activities of a variety of Autonomous Maritime Systems (AMS) operated by UTAS. This includes the long-range explorer nupiri muka, smaller AUVs, remotely operated vehicles, and autonomous surface vessels. AMSL also directly supports teaching and student research activities.

The AMS Technical Officer supports the operation, development, and maintenance of AMS vehicles and equipment. Through technical skills they help enable academics, students, technical staff, and external clients to conduct complex AMS research and activities.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide Technical support to AMS operations and deployments.
  • Application of technical skills related to complex AMS research and activities.
  • Maintain documentation and procedures to ensure they comply with organisational policies and procedures, current industry standards and external regulatory frameworks.
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance, repair, and upgrade of research facility assets, applying best practice asset management principles.
  • Technical support for AMS vehicles and other AMSL equipment.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • A degree in a discipline relevant to Autonomous Maritime Systems,
  • Engineering – ocean/computer/electrical/mechatronics
  • Naval Architecture
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Or significant industry experience
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Well-developed organisational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $110,273 comprising base salary within the range of $86,918 to $94,250 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • Please refer to the attached Position Description below for full details.
  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Peter King, Autonomous Maritime Systems Laboratory (AMSL) Facility Manager, or (03) 6324 9541.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Monday, 16 October 2023, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - 498962 - Autonomous Maritime Systems - Technical Officer.pdf

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