Position Vacant: Project Technician – Commercial Services

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is the Australian grape and wine industry’s own research organisation. It supports a sustainable and successful grape and wine industry through world-class research, practical solutions and knowledge transfer. The culture at the AWRI is professional, innovative and sets high industry standards. As part of these standards the AWRI offers favourable working conditions and an environment conducive to success. The AWRI has strong links with the wine sector and other research organisations both nationally and internationally and provides a stimulating and challenging work environment.

Applications are invited for a Project Technician to conduct trials of semi-commercial autonomous tractors, robots and weed management technologies. The successful applicant will need to work closely with collaborating vineyards on the trials, including performing soil sampling and associated laboratory analyses. They will also need to provide hands-on support for a range of other projects, which may be based in the laboratory or in vineyards or wineries. These projects could include evaluations of beverage packaging materials and additives. This appointment is for a fixed term of 2.5 years.

Some knowledge of viticulture and/or farm machinery would be desirable but is not essential. Relevant agricultural, scientific, or engineering qualifications are also desirable.

A position description is available from Project Technician – Position Description. Applications should be completed via the online application form by Friday 26 March 2021. Only applications that are completed via the online application form will be accepted.