The Professional Officers Division (POD) houses a centralized pool of academic staff under the Professional Officers scheme. Professional Officers come with specialised and deep technical skills acquired through extensive industry experience. They form the talent pool which brings a much-needed industry perspective to student learning.
They facilitate applied learning and applied research in SIT, complementing the academic expertise of the faculty to bring industry practices and applications into the curriculum. Professional Officers leverage on their industry experiences to create authentic learning environments, where discovery and innovation take place. They act as coaches and mentors to students during practical learning activities such as laboratory sessions, Capstone Projects and the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP). Professional Officers could also lead or work with faculty on industry innovation projects to provide solutions to the industry. In addition to their role in applied learning and applied research, Professional Officers manage the centralised laboratory facilities and resources in SIT. With Technical Officers, laboratory safety professionals, and administrators in POD, they jointly develop central policies and processes for the safe and seamless operation of laboratories in SIT.
- Design and teach labs & practice modules.
- Mentor students in Capstone Projects and the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP).
- Lead or co-lead innovation projects with industry.
- Manage labs and equipment to support academic programmes and applied research.
- Ensure safety in labs.
- A good degree in Engineering or a related field. Masters, PhD and/or relevant professional certifications will be advantageous.
- Deep technical specialist with 10 or more years of working experience in Environment, Health and Safety with relevant domain expertise and industry experience, safety processes, SOPs, risks assessment in one or more of the following areas is required:
- Chemical – Chemical, Process safety, proper disposal of chemicals, etc.
- Biological – Proper handling of microbes, etc.
- Electrical – Proper handling of heavy current, high voltage supply and equipment, etc.
- Mechanical – Proper handling of heavy, sharp tools, operation of machinery, etc.
- Civil – Proper handling of heavy tools, samples/parts and machinery, design for safety, etc.
- Deep, hands-on competence and understanding in safety related matters.
- Have strong technical competence in safety management system, safety processes, SOPs, risks assessment, hazard identification, safety training, safety culture, regulation, etc.
- Operational Knowledge in unit operations (for e.g. Heat Exchanger, Distillation Column, Reactors, Cooling Tower etc).
- Practical knowledge of Quality Management Systems and Engineering standards including but not limited to ISO9001, OSHA and BSI etc.
- Extensive experience and knowledge of industry practices to bring industry perspective to SIT.
- Keen interest in innovation projects, with demonstrated ability in developing solutions to technical problems.
- Strong supervisory skills and enjoy working closely with students in an educational environment.
- Demonstrate proficiency to keep abreast of development in the field and pursue professional certification programs. Possess industrial certifications in relevant areas will be an added advantage.