Technical Officer, Machinist

Sydney, Australia
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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About the School of Engineering

The School of Engineering is committed to excellence in research, learning & teaching, and industry engagement. We offer an integrated cross-disciplinary engineering program with specialisations in electronics, electrical, communication systems, mechatronics and mechanical engineering. The School has a strong learning and leaching culture.  We encourage a scholarly approach to learning and leaching with the integration of industry relevant skills throughout the degree program.

The Role

The technical team supporting the School of Engineering is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled individual to join our team in this newly created role. As the Technical Officer you will provide specialist technical and administrative support for the School's Electrical Engineering teaching and research laboratories.

Reporting to the Technical Team Manager you will:

  • Coordinate and 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 Engineering or Associate Diploma in Engineering with an Electrical focus or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in operating both general laboratory equipment and specialist electrical 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). Certification or experience in circuit & instrument design and fabrication will be highly regarded
  • A successful track record of writing technical reports and maintaining documentation for an active and busy laboratory (including WHS records or protocols) 


  • Experience with Electrical CAD in the practical realisation of computer-generated designs

Role specific conditions: Start or end times may vary based on classes scheduled between 8am and 6pm

For further information regarding this role, please review the position description below.

Salary Package: From $70,699 to $80,381 p.a. (Level 5), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. 

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing 

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

General Recruitment Enquiries: Elizabeth Swaney on

Applications Close: Sunday 24 June 2018 at 11.55pm AEST

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.