Technical Officer

Brisbane, Australia
07 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science unites the disciplines of agriculture and animals, biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, food sciences, geography, marine science, mathematics and physics, planning, the environment and veterinary science.

With strong links between the enabling and applied sciences, UQ researchers and graduates are working on a wide range of ground breaking projects from the molecular characterisation of drug resistant bacteria that affect piglets through to finding better treatments for illness and rehabilitation of the environment.

The units within the Faculty of Science are internationally recognised and their teaching and research successes create a stimulating environment within which the Faculty staff work.

The Role

The primary purpose of this position is to provide technically-orientated support to workshop clients. This will involve such duties as design input, high precision machining, maintenance and prototype assembly work, in order to meet the needs of the academic, undergraduate, research and other associated activities within the Faculty.

The Person

Applicants should possess a degree, diploma or relevant trade qualifications with at least 2 years subsequent relevant experience. You should also have an aptitude for creativity in the design of new equipment for teaching laboratories or research projects; specialist skills in the maintenance and repair of precision equipment and relevant work experience in a laboratory/workshop environment using a diverse range of machinery.

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.

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This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $66,347 - $74,098 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $77,626 - $86,695 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description 

Download File position-description-professional-OED_Workshops Mechanical Electrical Officer.pdf


To discuss this role please contact name Alan Reid on +61 7 3346 8801 or email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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