Technical Officer/Senior Technical Officer

Brisbane, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University, is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

For more information about the School, please visit:

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for performing technical and workshop activities (e.g. repair and maintenance), providing design and fabrication advice to staff and students, and performing high precision machining in a team-based research environment.

The person

Applicants should possess a relevant technical or trade qualification with at least two years of subsequent, relevant experience.

Experience in mechanical manufacturing, assembly and maintenance of complex mechanical systems, and ability to undertake fault diagnosis and remedy of mechanical systems at the component level is required.

Skills in mechanical engineering, mechanical systems and operations, the operation of workshop machinery in a mechanical fabrication environment, and installation/servicing of compressed air and gas systems are also required.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 6 months at HEW Level 5 or HEW Level 6 depending on experience.

The remuneration package for HEW 5 will be in the range $66,347 - $75,771p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $77,626 - $88,652p.a.).

The remuneration package for HEW 6 will be in the range $75,957 - $83,411p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,869 - $97,626p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role, please contact Professor Richard Morgan on

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter which confirms the level of role you would like to be considered for (HEW Level 5 or 6), Resume and Selection Criteria responses (please limit the response to selection criteria to 3 pages)

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 You must have valid work rights to apply for this role.