Technical Officer

Sydney, Australia
12 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community with diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our Faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

The Role

The technical team supporting the School of Engineering is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled individual to join our team for a four month sick leave replacement role. As the Technical Officer you will provide specialist technical and administrative support for the School's Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering teaching and research laboratories.

This role will also provide support to the Technical Team Manager and other Technical Officers during the relocation of mechanical and mechatronic laboratory facilities in May-June 2018.

Reporting to the Technical Team Manager you will:

  • Support the logistics, planning and running of laboratory sessions
  • Demonstrate the use of equipment and the running of experiments for students in teaching and practical sessions
  • Design, prepare, test and maintain equipment for practical classes
  • Be a Work Health & Safety (WHS) ambassador and ensure WHS is actively maintained in the lab setting including the running of WHS inductions and the maintenance of risk management protocols 

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position you will need to submit, as part of your application, a separate document responding to the below selection criteria.

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Associate Diploma in Engineering or a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in operating both general laboratory equipment and specialist mechanical & mechatronic measuring equipment
  • Track record of demonstrating and running experiments in a teaching or laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in operating electrical and mechanical fabrication equipment (such as soldering & cabling equipment, machining/workshop equipment).
  • A successful track record of writing technical reports and maintaining documentation for an active and busy laboratory (including WHS records or protocols) 

Practical sessions are scheduled between 8am-6pm.  Daily start and end times will vary depending on the final practical timetable for Semester 1, 2018.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Certification in machining skills (including milling, turning, precision cutting etc)  will be highly regarded
  • Experience with CAD/CAM, in the practical realisation of computer-generated designs
  • Experience with smart boards, digital cameras and image analysis software

Salary Package: From $69, 654 to $79, 193 p.a. pro rata (Level 5), plus 9.5 % employer's superannuation

Appointment Type: Fixed term, 4 months sick leave replacement March – June, 2018

Enquiries: Susan Law, Technical Team Manager on or 2 9850 8126

Applications Close: Sunday 18 February 2018 at 11.55 pm 

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.