Technical Officer - Food and Process Chemistry

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-time, Continuing position  

  • Salary HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements 

  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University 


About The Position 

The Technical Officer position requires the incumbent to have extensive experience and expertise in the operation, maintenance, and training associated with a range of research equipment in Food Science laboratories.  


The role involves overseeing daily operational activities in the Food and Process Chemistry laboratories and other STEM spaces when needed. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of documentation such as SOPs, SWIs, and equipment registers, along with providing technical advice and training to users.  


The Technical Officer will collaborate with the Technical Coordinator to create induction and training materials, manage infrastructure, ensure compliance with safety standards and legislative requirements, and actively contribute to continuous improvement initiatives. This multifaceted role demands a client-centric approach, proficiency in laboratory operations, and a commitment to maintaining a safe, efficient, and compliant working environment. 


To be successful in this position, you’ll have:  


  • Experience and knowledge in the routine operation, maintenance, and training of various research equipment or instruments, including but not limited to DSC, Rheometer, Particle Sizing equipment, Freeze Dryer and FTIR. 

  • Proven knowledge and experience working within Food Science, Chemical Engineering laboratories/workspaces, or Research environments. 

  • Proven laboratory operations and maintenance experience, preferably in a teaching or research environment. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of current OH&S legislation with knowledge of other field or industry regulations or standards related to the field within the scope of the service area. 

  • Proven initiative and problem-solving skills, highly organised, and the ability to work autonomously and in a team. 

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of working in accordance to the RMIT value statements or similar frameworks in other organisations. 

  • A commitment to RMIT’s policies of supporting a diverse workplace along with zero tolerance towards harassment, bullying or discrimination in any form. 



Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check. 


About the College 


The STEM College Office Professional staff provide exceptional and efficient support to the College.  

The Learning, Teaching and Quality teams support:  

  • Quality Enhancement 

  • Learning and Teaching support 


The Professional shared services Group delivers service to all four Schools across five distinct functions: 

  • Student Lifecycle 

  • Planning & Operations 

  • Technical Services 

  • Program & Governance 

  • WIL & Engagement 


Relevant digital solutions – such as Workday – are used by the five teams to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies. The Group’s end-to-end professional support ensures a consistent approach to the operational and strategic functioning of the College and adherence to University policies and procedures.  

The STEM College Office professional staff are instrumental in providing students with a transformative and enriched learning experience, and in supporting our research and engagement administration activities. Centralised in the STEM College Office, at our City and Bundoora campuses, professional staff members have opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths.  


To Apply  

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page 


For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Dustin Nguyen – [email protected]  


If you are unable to access the Job Description, please click “apply” and you will be redirected to our careers page. 


Job Description Technical Officer, Food and Process Chemistry  

Applications Close:
25 Feb 2024 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to  being  a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - .

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