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Job Vacancies - Technician and Office Administration Assistant
current, February 2023

We want to hire a local...

Over the years, we've hired from all over Australia and the World (sponsorship) always seeking qualifications & experience.

Sometimes it's worked...mostly not...and the main problem is commitment to the job and the community of Port Augusta...the commitment often isn't there.

Seeking a Technician or Assistant Technician...

If you have either Telecommunications qualifications OR qualifications in an allied trade (sparkie, IT tech, security tech etc), then we are keen to talk to you.

We have an immediate start for a suitable person...


  • Be able to present a fresh Police Check / DCSI Clearance.

  • Have a current driver's license.

  • Be able to drive on / off road in both manual and auto vehicles.

  • Be fit and healthy and able to work alone in isolation / extremes of weather / rugged terrain.

  • Present well - be prepared to wear appropriate workwear and interact with customers.

  • Have at least basic computer skills - smartphone / Office etc.

  • Be prepared, with our appropriate training, and able to go On-Call.

  • Be prepared to travel / work away from home at short notice for short periods.

  • Be able to work with other people - in small work teams, often away from home for short periods.

  • Be prepared to live in or near Port Augusta due to the On-Call situation.

We are:

  • Proud to be from Port Augusta.

  • Equal opportunity employers - we do not discriminate on gender, ethnicity etc.

  • Intolerant of any discrimination both within and without our organisation.

  • Able to provide in-house training OR, for the right person, consider a formal Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

Qualifications - we will consider the following very favourably:

  • Telecommunications - obviously our first choice.

  • Electrical / Security / Instrument / IT or IP experience or qualifications.

  • Rigging / Dogging, Climbing quals.

Arid Land Communications - feel free to have a good look around this site.

Arid Land Communications was formed in 1998...and, nearly 24 years later, we've evolved into something quite different...and weathered the ravages of COVID quite well to this point.

Our emphasis has moved in recent years - and is more orientated to contracted On-Call support for national carriers and business.

We cover an area of approximately 85% of SA geographically from Port Augusta.


Major customers include (some direct / some indirect):

  • Optus / TPG (Vodafone) via Nokia.

  • Telstra (via Ventia / Truelight).

  • SAGRN (SA Government Radio Network).

  • NEC Australia.

  • Ventia - State Govt Building assets.

  • NBN Fixed Wireless via Ericssson.

  • Most rural SA State Schools.

to send us a CV, please email to


Administration Assistant:

We require a person to assist our Office Manager on a full-time permanent basis.

The suitable applicant will have experience in MYOB / Zero and a proven track record of office administration.

Initially, the position would be a 3 month probationary period on the minimum rate for the Award, PLUS 25% loading and superannuation.

If successful, the position would become full-time permanent on an Award rate commensurate with the skills and role.'

to send us a CV, please email

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