First listed on: 15 May 2019

Mechatronics Engineer

The Opportunity

  • Opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary research team
  • Further develop and innovate robotic phenotyping system
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

The research team at CSIRO are pioneers in the development of capabilities that accelerate the translation of phenomics into industry.

We are currently looking for a mechatronics engineer to work closely with our multiply disciplinary research team to develop the next generation of ArduCrop sensor networks and robotic phenotyping system ( We have a long established history of designing and building some of the world’s most recognised phenotyping systems and translating these into research and industry.

If you want to further develop these capabilities so that they remain relevant and at the forefront of innovation, then this is the opportunity for you! In this position you will get to make your mark on some of the most innovative projects at Australia’s national science research agency and thereafter take on towards endless opportunities that we have to offer.

Your duties will include

  • Designing and building new sensor networks and contributing to the build of automated machine/robotic phenotyping system as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Maintaining and improving our existing robotic infrastructure.
  • Deploying system to research locations.
  • Preparing reports and technical specifications.

Location:      Canberra, AU
Salary:          AU$63,594 - AU$80,937 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:         Specified term of 18 months
Reference:    61398

To be successful you will need

  • Relevant degree Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering.
  • Strong and clear communication skills, willing and able to interact with a multidisciplinary but highly specialised team. The right fit will be able to ask questions, challenge the team and then translate this into results.
  • Demonstrated ability to think proactively to identify and provide solutions to problems and share this with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to convey opinions, concepts, ideas and notions in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Proven expertise in identifying issues within the scope of the project and offer resolution.
  • Eye for detail and the ability to understand end user requirements
  • A significant record of contributing positively to stimulate and promote a team approach, and develop sound working relationships.
  • Ability to adhere to the spirit and practice of CSIRO’s Values, Health, Safety and Environment plans and policies, Diversity initiatives and Zero Harm goals.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

Special Requirements:

Current Drivers Licence and a willingness to undertake travel to conduct research/field work with stakeholders, partners and research participants in rural and regional areas of Australia.

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Thursday 30 May 2019 at 11.59pm AEST.

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