Technical Officer

The University of Adelaide
December 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:$77,409
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:2 year fixed term
Working Time:Negotigation
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A

(HEO5) $77,409 and $86,072 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

2 year fixed term position

Fantastic opportunity to play a key part in supporting innovative research projects. Working under general direction, the Technical Officer (Structures & Natural Resources) works collaboratively with the team to provide assistance with the delivery of fundamental & applied research activities, postgraduate education, undergraduate teaching, as well as involvement from public and private sectors.

As a Technician in the Structures and Natural Resources team, based at our Thebarton Engineering Research Laboratory facility, your role will be to deliver technical support and advice for teaching and research projects to students, academics and research staff in line with the strategic direction of the Faculty.

You will be required to support the day to day operation of the Thebarton research facility which houses a large-scale wind tunnel, combustion-related testing areas and other large-scale research activities. You will be assisting research staff and students in the design, commissioning, and modifications of engineering research test rigs, to maintain safe operations and achieve teaching and research outcomes.

A strong emphasis is placed on safety, positive teamwork, accurate record keeping, effective time management and clear communication skills.

To be successful you will need:

  • Knowledge of Work Health and Safety management systems that apply to an engineering testing/research environment.
  • Recognised competencies and demonstrated experience with using metal workshop machinery and fabrication equipment, working in a customer focused environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with the design, installation, use, maintenance and repair of equipment items related to aerodynamic testing, renewable energy, energy storage and/or combustion technologies, will be an advantage for this position.
  • High-level organisational skills and an ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines, and the ability to prioritise tasks and assignments.
  • Ability to work with general supervision, think creatively and laterally and exercise initiative as appropriate to achieve standards of excellence and monitor on-going performance.
  • Demonstrated high level of computer literacy, and a knowledge of data acquisition, software measurement and control, and 3D printing technologies.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and access to campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

    Learn more at:

    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

    Learn more at:

    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, Wednesday 15 th November

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Marc Simpson Specialist Technical Officer

    P: +61 (8) 8313 4597 E: [email protected]

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

    Download the Position Description Apply now

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news