Technical Officer, Geospatial Instrumentation

Melbourne, Australia
16 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, on-going opportunity based at RMIT Bundoora campus, may be required at other campuses location
  • Opportunities to actively contribute & provide support to the Discipline of Geospatial Science/Engineering through research, engagement and technical activities
  • Report directly to the Technical Manager - Electrical, Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Remuneration at HEW 6 Level ($78,632 - $ 85,116), with competitive salary packaging + 17% superannuation

Position Summary

As a Technical Officer (Geospatial Instrumentation), you will be responsible to support daily operations and the research active equipment and labs within the discipline of Geospatial Science/ Engineering. Coming into this position, you will work independently to navigate, operate and maintain the existing high-end surveying equipment and other electronic instruments as well as to ensure those equipments is repair in a timely manner. In addition, you will need to provide specialist support and training to lab users, research students, and researchers.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist in supervision of the operation of a suite of research labs across the Geospatial Science/ Engineering based at RMIT Bundoora campus and RMIT CBD campus as and when required
  • Train staff and students on how to operate the equipment, conduct user registration and instrument bookings and monitor the use of instrument
  • Ensure and maintain the proper safety protocols and safe operation of laboratory equipment and the OHS processess
  • Provide specialist technical support & advice to research staff and students
  • Perform maintenance of equipment in labs and supply of consumables
  • Manage and operate broad range of specialised and complex surveying equipment & other geospatial related equipment
  • Ensure all laboratory works are performed following laboratory policies and RMIT policies and procedures as well as any legislative requirements

Skills and Experience Required

  • Degree qualified in Geospatial Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering or related areas. Experience working in research laboratory environment will be an added advantage.
  • PhD or commensurate working experience in related fields of Geospatial Science, Science or Engineering will be highly regarded
  • Proven experience in operating and maintenance of variety of electronic hardware will be an added advantage
  • Competent users in navigating photogrammetric software, general computer hardware and computers interfaced with laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of Work Safe legislations and OHS standards a must
  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently as well as sound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Passion and ability to build strong relationships across all levels of professional staff within the organisation, a drive for pursuing best practice and equipped with strong technical report writing and verbal communications


Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices

Our Organisation

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

  • RMIT has placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and again in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • Exceeding our targets in our Reconciliation Action Plan for Bundyi Girri - an important step in our reconciliation journey

The College comprises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at apprenticeship, certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between vocational and higher education, creating pathways for further study. There is a vibrant research community attracting funding from a range of government and industry sources. The College has an annual income of approximately $425 million and employs over 1,000 staff providing on and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.

More information about the College may be found at:


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Be part of RMITs academic life and attend various events and workshops
  • Free access to RMIT staff gym (including free Yoga and Pilates classes)
  • MYKI pass discount
  • Additional annual leave

To find out more, please visit our website: RMIT Employee Benefits

To Apply

For further information, please contact Dr Desmond Lau (Technical Manager - Electrical, Electronics & Instrumentation) at . Alternatively, to view the position description, please click on the attachment below:

Applications close on Friday 6th September 2019.

Applicants will need to attach their updated resume and a cover letter expressing their suitability for this position. Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to be a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.