Technical Officer/Senior Technical Officer, Electronic

Brisbane, Australia
01 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) comprises the Schools of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Mining Engineering, and the Advanced Water Management Centre. These units are internationally recognised and their teaching and research successes create a stimulating environment within which the Faculty staff work. 

The EAIT Faculty Workshop Group (FWG) plays a pivotal role in supporting teaching and research in design, manufacturing, electrical, electronic and instrumentation.

The FWG is structured under three teams: Teaching and Learning (T&L), Prototype Development, and Instrumentation/Electronics. The T&L group will focus primarily on curriculum support and includes the Architecture workshop, the Student Access Workshop (SAW) and the Student Technology Centre (STC). This team also supports the operation of the open access ‘Maker Space’ workshops. The Prototype Development group is involved with the design, development and maintenance of prototyping equipment, ranging from the manufacture of individual components to complex specialist apparatus for use in research and teaching. The group also has the capability to calibrate instrumentation and mechanical safety devices and is also available to participate in procurement activities involving laboratory and workshop equipment. The Instrumentation and Electronics workshop team will support both the T&L and Prototype groups.

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The role

The purpose of this position is to perform technical and workshop functions in support of academic and student activities across both learning and research. Support includes but is not limited to: prototype and product design; construction; precision manufacture and assembly; operational and maintenance support; and providing advice on the specification, design and fabrication of various items of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment, including materials and fabrication methods.

Appointments at HEW 6 will support the Workshop Supervisors and provide consultation and design support to other staff within the workshop.

The person

Applicants should have a Bachelor degree in an electronic/electrical engineering;  or diploma in Electronic Engineering with at least 3 years industrial or laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant industrial experience and education/training.

Experience in the following are also essential:

  • Experience in design, fabrication, test & repair of electronic equipment to component level;
  • Experience in integration of electronic instrumentation into mechanical and/or structural applications and development of software for embedded, data acquisition or control purposes;
  • Experience with basic hand tools for fundamental electro-mechanical construction; and
  • Experience with the use of electronic schematic & PCB computer aided design (CAD) software


This is a Full-Time, Continuing appointment at HEW level 5 or 6 depending on qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579 - $93,558 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File Position Description - Technical Officer Senior Technical Officer - Electronic.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Ms Vince Kelly on +61 7 334 66271 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.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

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