Technical Officer - Electrical Engineering

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

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About us

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 School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

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.

The Green Electric Energy Park (GEEP) is an innovative, unique, state-of-the-art laboratory that features futuristic power-system concepts and supports Curtin’s commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and research in sustainable development; in particular, renewable energy power conversion systems. GEEP is unmatched facility in Western Australia or Australia, and will serve as a model for future renewable energy laboratories.
Your role includes

  • Support Electrical and Renewable Energy Laboratories and provide technical instructions, support and associated services for teaching and/or research programs.
  • Liaise with the Technical Operations Coordinator (EECMS) and ensure laboratories operations are properly resourced and develop improvements of laboratory practical and provide guidance on best practice for lab processes.
  • Technical support for teaching and research activities in the discipline of Electrical Engineering, including installation, calibration and setup of complex electrical, electronic and electromechanical systems and devices.
  • Maintenance of general and specialized laboratories and equipment, including undertaking safety checks, servicing and electrical repairs.
  • Train Staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the procedures and use of laboratory equipment and apparatuses.
  • Ensure Staff and students can safely perform their duties, especially when working with potential electrical hazards or where specific safe techniques are required for a process and to intervene when unsafe procedures are identified.
  • Development of Plant Risk Assessments (PRA) and Safe Work Procedures (SWP).
  • Support research activities, you will assist in preparing and conducting tests, identify faults and troubleshoot equipment, problem solve and develop solutions for testing protocols, calibrate and maintain testing equipment.
Essential knowledge and skills
  • A diploma level qualification relevant to Electrical Engineering discipline with considerable experience; or a post-trades certificate or advanced trade certificate and extensive experience as a technician.
  • A-grade electrical workers licence.
  • Working knowledge of AS/NZS 3000: Electrical Installations standards.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in electrical and power electronics fields including the design, repairs, testing and commissioning of the wide range electric drives, controllers, motors to specified requirements.
  • Proven sound computer literacy in the use of computer aided design (CAD) packages and well developed mechanical aptitude.
  • Demonstrated practical experience with PLC/SCADA systems and Industrial Communications Protocols.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively and professionally with staff and students at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to organise workloads and priorities to meet deadlines and work objectives.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethics and the ability to work independently as well as effectively with others in a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety principles and practices.
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Why choose Curtin?

  • A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services!
  • State of the Laboratory and testing facilities and agile working
  • Vibrant campus with an array of food trucks, coffee shops and restaurants
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions

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Work Requirements
  • Prior to appointment, the recommended applicant/s will need to have a current criminal record check in accordance with the University's National Police Certificate Assessment Procedures.
COVID 19 – Vaccination Policy

Candidates should note that Curtin University has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedures which covers all staff, students, campuses and activities, effective 21 February 2022.

If you are invited to attend the next stage of assessments, you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status (or formally granted exemption) upon arrival, and if you are offered a role at Curtin, you will be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or exemption status prior to commencing employment.

Next steps

To apply, please complete the online application form via the link below, noting we cannot accept resumes sent to the below email address.

  • Please provide a cover letter and resume that includes sufficient information and examples relating to the relevant selection criteria (outlined above) to allow us to assess your suitability for the role.
  • Attach a cover letter which highlights your suitability for the role (the position description linked below provides more info)
  • Attach a copy of your current resume

To view a copy of the Position Description for this role, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Applications close: 9:00PM AWST, 22 May 2022

Contact details
For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Zibby Cielma - Technical Operations Coordinator, EECMS on 08 9266 2410.
If you have any queries in relation to the application process, please contact our careers team at
Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin
We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.
We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.
We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2022).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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