Technical Officer - Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation

Melbourne, Australia
22 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, Continuing position  
  • Salary Level HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements 
  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University 

About The Position

As a Technical Officer within the STEM College, you will be responsible for providing a variety of technical and support services to the Structural Testing laboratories used by staff, students, and researchers to achieve teaching, learning and research outcomes.

This will include overseeing and assisting in the development of university experiments, manufacturing and fabrication of components, minor low voltage electrical wiring, operating structural testing equipment, and equipment maintenance.

The successful candidate will have laboratory or industry related experience in coordinating the maintenance of mechanical/electrical instrumentation and equipment, including cleaning, fault finding and repairing, and ensuring all equipment is maintained in good working condition.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Experience in the use and operation of electrical and instrumentation technologies (dataloggers, pressure and temperature sensors and loadcells etc), including the ability to modify equipment items to suit the experiment activity. 
  • Experience in working with range of different laboratory or industry related mechanical/hydraulic testing equipment and in the manufacture of related jigs and fixtures. 
  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting mechanical/electrical instrumentation and associated equipment.   
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively in cross-functional teams and with a diverse range of people from various backgrounds.   
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders, including an understanding and embracing a collaborative and customer focused framework. 
  • Experience in operating and maintaining industrial type or laboratory-based instruments and equipment and related documentation. 
  • Understanding and working knowledge of current OH&S legislation and safe work practices and standards.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the College

The STEM College Office Professional staff provide exceptional and efficient support to the College.

The Learning, Teaching and Quality teams support:

  • Quality Enhancement
  • Learning and Teaching support

The Professional shared services Group delivers service to all four School across five distinct functions:

  • Student Lifecycle
  • Planning & Operations
  • Technical Services
  • Program & Governance
  • WIL & Engagement

Relevant digital solutions - such as Workday - are used by the five teams to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies. The Group's end-to-end professional support ensures a consistent approach to the operational and strategic functioning of the College and adherence to University policies and procedures.

The STEM College Office professional staff are instrumental in providing students with a transformative and enriched learning experience, and in supporting our research and engagement administration activities. Centralised in the STEM College Office, at our City and Bundoora campuses, professional staff members have opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Dustin Nguyen (Talent Acquisition Advisor) via email

Applications close on 22nd of December at 11:59 pm.

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

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.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being 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.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

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