Technical Officer (HEO 4)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 11 Nov 2020

  • Open to current UniSA employees or people of Australian Aboriginal heritage
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE), continuing position based in UniSA Education Futures at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Salary range: $64,166 - $72,321 pro rata per annum (plus up to 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Technical Officer undertakes a range of technical duties to support the academic programs and research activities in UniSA Education Futures. This position maintains the design and technology workshops located at the Mawson Lakes campus and the focus of the role is to apply theoretical knowledge technical expertise in the use and maintenance of equipment including welders, bandsaws, and 3D printers.

Core Responsibilities

  • Guide students and academic staff on techniques and the use of equipment and facilities
  • Prepare equipment, classrooms, and laboratory facilities for teaching
  • Assist in conducting practical activities and demonstrations by setting up equipment and facilities
  • Manage the equipment inventory and facilitate the loan of equipment to students
  • Ensure that facilities and equipment are used in accordance with good OHSW practices

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Experience and expertise in working with workshop equipment
  • Highly developed organisational skills to manage multiple priorities and projects within tight timelines
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements in providing a safe working environment in a workshop environment
  • Experience working in the higher education sector will be highly regarded


UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Competitive salary negotiated under the Enterprise bargaining agreement
  • Generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • A variety of leave arrangements

How to Apply

The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Sarah Doyle, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 2610.

Applications close: 11.30 pm Wednesday 11 November 2020

Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either be of Australian Aboriginal heritage, or a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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