Groundwater Field Technician




Mildura, Victoria

Salary etc:

Permanent, Full-time.



About the role

We are now recruiting an Environmental Technical Officer to perform groundwater monitoring activities download and calibrate monitoring instrumentation, perform surface water monitoring, and water quality sampling.

This is a challenging role largely dependent on fieldwork which includes, hiking, working from boats, 4WDi’ng and working in remote areas. This role is based in Mildura, will involve working alone and part of a team across locations in Northern Western Vic and from time-to-time central VIC. The successful applicant will be required to stay away overnight from time to time.

We are offering:

  • Access to Ventia’s large & varied career enhancing opportunities across AUS & NZ
  • Permanent, Full-time position
  • Company sponsored certification and membership of the Australian Hydrographic Association.
  • Company sponsored support in completing industry specific Diploma qualifications.
  • Advanced First Aid course
  • 4WD driver training
  • Health fund discounts with
  • Opportunity to salary sacrifice personal vehicle
  • In house Online learning
  • Friendly working environment with accessible management 

What you’ll do:

  • Hands on role, with a strong focus on teamwork, reliability, and initiative,
  • Routine visitation and maintenance of remote environmental monitoring sites, consisting mainly of groundwater monitoring bores in the National Parks around Northwest Victoria.
  • Collect and verify environmental data using specialist software packages and scientific instruments,
  • Accurate Record keeping including field notes, photographs, and maps,
  • Assisting in the upgrade of old, and installation of new environmental monitoring equipment, including the use of a wide range of hand and power tools.

What you’ll need

  • Proficient in the use of hand, power, and pneumatic tools or willingness to learn.
  • Environmental science or trades quals and/or experience,
  • A proactive mindset, able to work both independently and co-operatively,
  • Able to work in very remote locations with extended overnight stays.
  • Physically fit with an affinity for working outdoors
  • Electronics / mechanical aptitude
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Driver’s License


We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents, and cultures. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.


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