Service Technician, Monash Animal Research Platform

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 07 Jun 2023

Service Technician, Monash Animal Research Platform

Job No.: 651753

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Part-time, fraction (0.8)

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: Pro-rata of $62,608 - $70,475 pa HEW Level 03 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Contribute to the optimum welfare of laboratory animals
  • Provide support to interesting projects and staff
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative team

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The Opportunity

The Monash Animal Research Platform (MARP) are seeking to appoint a Service Technician who will be responsible for operating specialised equipment correctly, safely and in accordance with SOP's, as well as training other staff in their correct use. This position is also responsible for the service area and will ensure that the major activities are carried out and processed in a timely manner.

Join the team at the Monash Animal Research Platform (MARP) as a Service Technician. In this role, you'll be responsible for operating specialized equipment correctly and safely in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to train fellow staff members on the correct use of the equipment. Your role will also encompass overseeing the service area, ensuring efficient and timely completion of key activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate equipment within the Service Area, including sterilizers, cage washers, animal change stations, animal caging systems, and other related equipment, following departmental SOPs
  • Coordinate regular maintenance and repair tasks for the facility's equipment
  • Communicate with contractors regarding machinery issues in the absence of the Facility Manager
  • Maintain regular communication with animal staff to ensure well-prepared and adequately stocked animal rooms
  • Supervise and train staff members in Service Area duties, while ensuring sufficient coverage of the area through daily rostering

To thrive in this role, you should bring relevant work experience, training, and knowledge in an Animal Facility environment, or possess equivalent experience. 

Come and join us at the Monash Animal Research Platform, we have a competitive salary and benefits, and we look forward to you joining our inclusive, collaborative team. If you meet these requirements, we encourage you to submit your application today.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily .

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

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Ms Liliana Jackanic, Animal Facility Manager, +61 3 9902 9508

Position Description

 Service Technician, Monash Animal Research Platform

Closing Date

Wednesday 7 June 2023, 11:55pm AEST

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