UXO Technician

OPEC Systems is an Australian owned contracting company entering its 30th year in business! Our clients rely on us to make the world a safer place. Using our highly trained and experienced personnel, coupled with the very latest technologies, we deliver intelligent environmental solutions.

We are seeking an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Technician that can support our team located Australia-wide. 

Your role will include project work in the field, working in various locations and environments across Australia and the South Pacific. It will include site assessment, , geophysical survey, and remediation of sites contaminated with unexploded ordnance.

Reporting to the Operations Manager – Defence, your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Providing sound technical support to a UXO Technician Supervisor.
  • Carrying out skilled UXO tasks during UXO operations, providing technical expertise on the UXO job site and directing and supervising UXO Field Assistants.
  • Adhering to all OPEC Policy’s and Operational Procedures.
  • Determine precise locations in a field environment using high precision global positioning equipment.
  • Operate UXO search equipment including metal detectors and magnetometers to locate subsurface UXO.
  • Conduct and supervise field and operational maintenance checks and calibration checks on all detection instruments and project related equipment.
  • Excavate subsurface UXO/Explosive Ordnance Material (EOM).
  • Inspect EOM for the presence of explosives safety hazards.
  • Properly store UXO/EOM per applicable guidance.
  • Inspect EOM for the presence of explosives safety hazards.

Required skills and attributes

  • Graduate of a Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School or an equivalent course from a registered training organisation, where the qualifying course will have consisted of 200 hours or greater of instruction.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in undertaking UXO/EOM remediation activities.
  • Experienced in operating within an integrated QSE systems framework (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO 45001).
  • Hold current Drivers Licence.
  • Hold current White Card.

What is on offer:

  • Travel allowances
  • Employee bonus scheme
  • Study opportunities with our registered training organisation OPEC College
  • Opportunity to develop within a well-established business

Should you feel you are a good fit for OPEC, please submit your CV and cover letter to OPEC Careers Team [email protected].

Must be willing to undergo medical check and police check for Defence clearance.

Whilst we appreciate every application, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.