Technical Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1005925
About us
Faculty of Science and Engineering

Curtin’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is a place where students and staff alike can apply their studies and research to real-world industry challenges. It is involved in a variety of high-impact teaching and research initiatives across several schools including the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)

The School of EECMS brings together Curtin’s core capabilities across electrical engineering, computing, physics and mathematics, to better understand and advance our data-driven world and has built substantial knowledge in machine learning, cyber security, statistics and optimisation, digital transformation, radio astronomy, the internet of things, signal processing, embedded systems, renewable and power engineering.

Your new role

As a Technical Officer, you will primarily support teaching and research activities in Electrical Power and Renewable Energy Laboratories.

To support activities, you will assist in preparing, maintaining and conducting tests of electrical systems, identify faults and troubleshoot equipment, problem solve and develop solutions for testing protocols, calibrate and maintain testing equipment.

Training staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the procedures and use of laboratory equipment, instruments and apparatuses is also part of the role.

You will play an important part in ensuring that occupational health and safety regulations and specific statutory requirements related to the area’s activities are followed and intervene when unsafe procedures are identified, especially when working with potential electrical hazards.

You will liaise with the Technical Operations Coordinator and ensure laboratory operations are properly resourced and develop improvements of laboratory practical's and provide guidance on best practices.

This is an active and engaging role where no two days are the same, allowing you to put your problem-solving skills to the test.

Essential requirements:
  • A diploma-level qualification relevant to the Electrical Engineering discipline with considerable experience; or a post-trades certificate or advanced trade certificate and extensive experience as a technician.
  • A-grade electrical worker's licence.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in electrical and power electronics fields including the design, repairs, testing and commissioning of a wide range of electric drives, controllers, and motors to specified requirements.
  • Proven sound computer literacy in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and simulation packages and well-developed mechanical aptitude.
  • Demonstrated practical experience with PLC/SCADA systems and Industrial Communications Protocols.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety principles and practices.

As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will require permanent working rights in Australia to be considered.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Zibby Cielma - Technical Operations Coordinator, EECMS on 08 9266 2410.

Join us!

This is a Monday to Friday position - no weekends, allowing you to enjoy a great work-life balance. Curtin University can offer you an agile and flexible working environment and the opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set. Professional on-the-job training will be provided by qualified internal and external specialists.

On top of Curtin’s generous leave entitlements, you will also be able to make use of Curtin’s TOIL/Flexi-time system which will provide you with flexible arrangements to take added leave.

Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.   For more information on our university, please visit

Your application should include a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role. 

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Applications close: Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 9pm AWST.

Applicants should note that prior to the appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks, and provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible).

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

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