First listed on: 23 May 2019

Graduate Mechanical Engineer

The Opportunity

  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Mineral Resources
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

The role of the Graduate Mechanical Engineer is to support a growth area which has capacity to deliver an ongoing revenue stream to the CSIRO Mineral Resources Processing Program. The position will also be responsible for contributing to slurry mixing and erosion projects in the Processing Program. There are a large number of opportunities being progressed with minerals industry clients, manufacturers and engineering service companies globally, across alumina, gold and other commodities. Projects usually involve a mix of contracted and strategic technology development and testing.

CSIRO Mineral Resources works closely with our partners to deliver innovation to grow Australia's resource base, increase minerals processing productivity and drive the industry's social, economic and environmental performance for the benefit of the nation.

Your duties will include

  • The day-to-day running of the laboratory, including execution of model scale experimental work, programming of data acquisition and analysis systems, the co-ordination of maintenance and contractor works and the facilitation of industry visits to the laboratory
  • Designing and constructing mechanical prototypes and experimental rigs for laboratory testing in collaboration with team members
  • Experimental designing and data analysis
  • Memo and report writing, with involvement in the preparation of papers and presentations for industry/conferences also expected
  • Communicating effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues within the team, the business unit and across CSIRO, to reach objectives.

Location: Clayton, VIC
Salary: AU$63K - AU$80K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 61758

To be successful you will need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar qualification
  • A sound understanding of mechanical engineering concepts, as demonstrated by strong academic results
  • The ability to investigate underlying issues of complex and ill-defined problems and develop an appropriate response by adapting/creating and testing alternative solutions
  • The ability to communicate effectively in a fluent and courteous manner, both orally and in writing, offering information supported by data, definitions, examples, illustrations or other aids, which will assist in conveying meaning
  • The ability to work agilely and effectively as part of both large and small multi-disciplinary teams, and to proactively seek and consider the ideas and opinions of others from within and outside the team to help form decisions, plans or actions
  • A willingness to change ideas or perceptions based on new information, contrary evidence or other people's points of view, and prepared to try out different approaches
  • The ability to recognise and make immediate changes to improve performance (faster, better, lower cost, more efficiently, better quality, improved client satisfaction 

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

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

23:00 AEST 12th June 2019

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