Technical Officer

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
Jan 13, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jan 23, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, permanent role
  • $63,233 - $75,251(G05) plus 17% Superannuation
  • Play a key role in supporting our students and academics

Continuing, full-time
$63,233 - $75,251(G05) plus 17% Superannuation

About us

This position will be located at the Curtin’s historic campus in Kalgoorlie - the home of the iconic WA School of Mines - located on the door step of the flourishing mining industry which offers strong opportunity for its staff and students to collaborate with the resources industry in the Goldfields region of Western Australia in not only traditional metalliferous mining but in the burgeoning battery minerals sector.

Curtin Kalgoorlie has long been a global leader in mining education, putting students in the heart of Western Australia’s most historic mining region. Now, with a new strategy and as a multidisciplinary regional campus and an expanded range of courses, the latest technology and new accommodation make the campus an even better choice for students who want to study a global education without leaving Kalgoorlie. Consolidating engineering, economics and science capabilities, this historic mining school, which operates from Kalgoorlie and Perth, is renowned for its immersive teaching and world-class research.

In 2019, it was the driving force behind Curtin retaining its ranking of second in the world for mineral and mining engineering for the third consecutive year. A range of courses, including education, commerce and health sciences are now available to study at Curtin Kalgoorlie in addition to our renowned engineering courses.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Officer to join the Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering team based at our Kalgoorlie campus. The position will primarily focus on supporting Geomechanics laboratory and also provide support to WASM-MECE activities. You will be responsible for providing technical instruction and support for teaching and research programs, and ensuring that safe practices are adhered to in laboratories, workshops and fieldwork sites.

Responsibilities will include:

  • In collaboration with relevant academic staff maintain undergraduate laboratory class procedures and Work books.
  • Maintenance of general and specialised laboratories and equipment, including undertaking safety checks, servicing and repair.
  • Installing, testing, maintaining, fault finding, repairing and monitoring equipment in the area, including specialised laboratories.
  • Developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for all aspects of operations, including safety, hazardous substances, equipment and workspaces.
  • Supporting of activities, which involve pressure vessels, associated tubing and fittings for pressurised systems.
  • Developing Plant Risk Assessments (PRA) and Safe Work Procedures (SWP).
  • Conducting and ensuring all staff and students participate in Safety Inductions and that Health and Safety criteria are adhered to at all times.
  • Participating in stocktakes and initiating ordering of materials, consumables and equipment so supplies are maintained.

You will bring to the role

  • A degree qualification relevant to Geomechanics Engineering, Chemical and/or Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting geomechanics engineering, metallurgical engineering, mining engineering, and chemical engineering activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling and managing dangerous goods hazardous substances.
  • Demonstrated experience with chemical database software (ChemAlert).
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in the conduct of experiments and/or experience in the application and use of equipment and/or systems relevant to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff and students at all levels, as well as the ability effectively communicate information and provide instruction others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to ensuring, Occupational Safety and Health practices and regulations are followed.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team as well as independently, with minimal supervision.

What we offer you

  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance
  • The opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set
  • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation
  • Extensive learning and development available

For further information on Curtin’s employee benefits visit

Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume to include sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. 

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Angelina Rossiter, Technical Operations Coordinator
Phone:  +61 8 9266 1191

Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact

Once you have applied, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received by us.  If you do not receive confirmation via email, please email our team at Please ensure you check your spam folders for this email before contacting the team.

Applications close: 9:00 PM Thursday 23 January 2020


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint