Technical Officer - Science and Engineering Technical

Curtin University of Technology
May 01, 2024
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Job Reference: 1203280

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Curtin's Faculty of Science and Engineering is a place where students and staff alike can apply their studies and research to real-world industry challenges. We are involved in a variety of high-impact research initiatives, across several schools in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Your new role We have an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that provides technical instruction and support for undergraduate classes and associated services for teaching and/or research programs.

You will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of laboratory classes. This includes preparation of laboratory material and maintenance of equipment for undergraduate classes, ordering consumables and equipment for practical classes and planning and testing of experiments before practical classes.

You will be responsible for providing technical support to research programs, high-end analytical instruments, and the day-to-day requirements of the laboratory.

You will ensure all Curtin's Health and Safety systems are adhered to, including the development of Risk assessments (RA's) and Safe work practices (SWP's) playing an important role in ensuring that occupational health and safety regulations and specific statutory requirements related to the area's activities are followed.

No two days are the same, this is an active and engaging role where you will be able to put your strong problem-solving skills to the test.

This is a Monday to Friday position which can offer you an agile and flexible working environment with great work-life balance, and the opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set.

You will bring to the role:

  • A degree qualification specialising in Chemical or Metallurgical Engineering, Science; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to ensuring, Occupational Safety and Health practices, experience in handling and managing dangerous goods hazardous substances and regulations are followed.
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff and students at all levels, as well as the ability to effectively communicate information and provide instruction others, including re-enforcing Safety policies and ensuring students always wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team as well as independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy including Microsoft Office suite and ability to install software programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines.
  • On the job, external training will be offered as part of the professional development, although prior experience working with analytical instruments (such as ICP-OES/MS, AAS, Master-sizer, UV-Vis, Elemental analyser) would be highly advantageous.

    To learn more about the role, please contact the hiring manager Angelina Rossiter, Technical Operations Coordinator, Science and Engineering Technical via email [email protected].

    About us

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us! Your application should include a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

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    Applications close: 5PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Wednesday 1st May 2024.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quote the Job Reference.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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