Textile Testing and Innovation Officer

Brunswick, Moreland, Australia
$63,257 - $72,664 p.a
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Brunswick Campus
  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • $63,257 - $72,664 p.a + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT University's renowned art, communication, built environment, design, education and social science disciplines and is comprised of eight Schools. The College has 24,500 students and 1,000 staff.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

Working across a large range of activities, materials and processes employed within the School's laboratories, the Textile Testing & Innovation Officer will assist in providing solutions to the unique and challenging problems found within laboratory operations.

The Textile Testing & Innovation Officer will assist with the organisation and support of laboratory equipment in the research Centre facilities at RMIT Brunswick Campus. The successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day running of equipment including quality control, maintenance and stocking of consumables. The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring the facilities and activities are OH&S compliant and in accordance with best practice. The candidate will be responsible for providing technical support, training and advice to research staff and HDR students on equipment and associated software in the designated facilities.

The position has a strong OH&S (Occupational Health and Safety) component and is expected to work closely with academic and support staff and current students of the School to help ensure compliance in this area.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in a laboratory environment and related chemicals and their relevant safety requirements and practical experience in the textile testing of fibre, yarn and fabric physical and chemical characteristics. Your demonstrated experience in maintaining a range of laboratory, research and industrial equipmentwill be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Jamie Robertson on +61 3 9925 9488 or to view a position description visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number 556797.

Applications close on Sunday 26 March 2017. Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.