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Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 17 Mar 2019

Job no:501917
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Categories:HEO5, Technical, Laboratory and Research Support

Salary: (HEO 5) $70,301 - $78,213 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% will apply.

Full time, continuing role available immediately

As Technician in the Infrastructure and Technical Services Team (I&TST), your role will be to deliver technical support and advice for teaching and research projects to students, academics and research staff in line with the strategic direction of the Faculty.

This is an opportunity to play a key part in the education of the next generation of engineers in a dynamic work environment that supports a broad variety of challenging work.

Your skills will be used to assist students in the design, manufacture, modifications and testing of final year student projects and research activities.

You will be required to operate specialist testing equipment in the Machines & Structures Laboratories, and demonstrate the use of laboratory techniques and equipment to students and staff.

Your skills will be ideally developed in the education and/or manufacturing sector.

Additional skills and experience in one or more of the following disciplines will be looked upon favourably: concrete manufacture and testing, hydraulics, and composite materials.

You must have a post-trades certificate and extensive relevant experience in a laboratory environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical services and principles associated with working within customer focused laboratories/workplaces.
  • Demonstrated experience in trade based manufacturing and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of Work Health and Safety management requirements relating to a laboratory/workplace environment.
  • High level organisational skills and an ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines, while prioritising tasks and assignments.
  • Ability to work with general supervision, think creatively and laterally and exercise initiative as appropriate to achieve a standard of excellence and monitor on-going performance.
  • Proven communication expertise with diverse client groups and stakeholders and the ability to work collaboratively both across and within teams.
  • Demonstrated high level of computer literacy.

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs—including significant industry, government and community collaborations—offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work’s cutting-edge nature—not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour—provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

Learn more about the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at:

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close:  17th March 2019 @ 11.55pm

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact: Ian Ogier, Supervising Technician, Machines and Structures (acting) email:

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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