Technical Officer

The University of Adelaide
December 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:$77,409 - $86,072
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Contract Type:fixed term position
Working Time:Full time
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(HE05) and $77,409 - $86,072 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.

This is a fixed term position for 18 months

Full time

The Electronics and Instrumentation team is part of the Technical Services group that delivers outstanding support to students, academics, and researchers for enhancing education and research output. The Technical Services team provides a platform for collaboration across the University, broad industry involvement and community engagement through focused customer service based on exceptional personnel skills and expertise. The Technical Services team works closely with academics and professional teams as well as the Infrastructure Branch and the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Branch to ensure safe and efficient utilisation of teaching, office, workshop, and laboratory space.

Working under general direction the Technical Officer will work collaboratively with the other technical officers in the team to deliver technical support and advice to students, academic and research staff for teaching practicums and research projects in line with the strategic direction of the faculty. The role will be required to support the day-to-day operation of the Electronics and Instrumentation workshop within the faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology (SET).

More specifically The Technical Officer operates electronic equipment, diagnoses and repairs electrical and electronic faults in lab equipment, manufactures electronic devices and builds and modifies electrical and electronic devices to perform nonstandard operations.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated electronic expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience in instrumentation and operation of the electrical and electronic equipment, 3D printing and relevant software applications.

  • Demonstrated experience in installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic or general laboratory equipment.

  • Knowledge of Work Health and Safety management requirements relating to a laboratory environment

  • Proven ability to be able to problem solve and provide work around solutions to meet deadlines.

  • 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. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.
  • 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 an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.
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  • How to Apply

    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, Sunday 3rd December 2023

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Philip Schmidt Electronics and Instrument Team Manager E: [email protected] P: 08 8313 1048

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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