Technical Officer (Electronics)

University of Queensland


October 9, 2022


  • Faculty of Science

  • Full-Time, Continuing Position

  • HEW Level 5

  • Closing Date: 9 October 2022 (R-16082)

  • About this Opportunity

    The Technical Officer supports the Faculty of Science Workshop in providing professional, high-quality electronics/electrical repair, design, and manufacturing services, technically orientated support to workshop clients and technicians. You will provide support in a variety of activities including teaching and research, laboratory, project liaison, and technical advisory.

    The University of Queensland's teaching and research relies on high quality laboratory and field equipment.

    The Faculty of Science is committed to driving progress towards gender equality and ensuring diverse and balanced representation at every level of our organisation. To address the under representation of women in the Workshops function, and to create empowering and safe workplaces for women in our faculty, this position is only open to applicants who are women, non- binary, or gender diverse.

    The Workshops function sits within the Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland (UQ).

    For further information on the position, please view the Appointment Booklet.

    Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ's culture.

    About the Faculty of Science

    The University of Queensland (UQ) Faculty of Science is an internationally recognised provider of education and research, home to some of the world's most innovative scientists, teachers, science programs and commercial ventures and is one of the largest science groupings in Australia.

    Through its schools and centres, the Faculty unites the disciplines of agriculture and animals, biomedical and biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, food sciences, geography, marine science, mathematics and physics, the environment and veterinary science.

    With strong links between the enabling and applied sciences, UQ researchers and graduates are working on a wide range of groundbreaking projects, from supercharging vaccine production to fight the world's next epidemic to digitally mapping the Great Barrier Reef.

    For more information, visit the Faculty of Science's website.

    About You

    The filling of this position is intended to constitute an equal opportunity measure under Section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld). The position is therefore only open to women, gender diverse applicants, and those who identify as women.

  • Completion of a post-trade certificate or advanced certificate and extensive relevant experience in applied electronics or a combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Proven ability in using hand and power tools, electrical test equipment, soldering/desoldering tools.

  • A QLD Restricted Electrical Licence and QLD drivers licence.

  • Ability to prioritise own workload, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Previous experience working on multiple projects.

  • Good experience and understanding of software control systems and demonstrated diagnostic skills.

  • Must have sound understanding of good workshop practices and high commitment to safe working practices.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proven ability in technical report writing.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time, continuing position at a HEW Level 5.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $72,212.51 - $80,430.02 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $84,488.64 - $94,103.12 per annum.

    The following flexible employment options may be available for this role:

  • Part time

  • Some working from home

  • Variable start or finish times depending on teaching timetable

  • Compressed hours

  • For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


    To discuss this role please email Devan Ganesh at

    For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.

    Other Information

    Work Rights

    You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    Background Checks

    All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a background check. Each application will be considered on its merits.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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