Technical Officer: Timber Testing (HEO 4)

Updated: 22 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 03 Feb 2021

  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time fixed term contract until 31 March 2022
  • Salary range: $64,166 - $72,321 per annum (plus superannuation)

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Project Coordinator, this position will undertake a range of technical duties to support the commercial testing activities of STEM, particularly on the NIFPI funded project ‘Characterising Softwood Sawn Products in Australia’.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

UniSA STEM links engineering, mathematics, science, defence and cybersecurity, environmental science, aviation, information technology, and project management, harnessing the connections across disciplines to bring big ideas to fruition. Our researchers deliver technical expertise and advice to industry, government, and community groups to make commercially viable and sustainable impacts.

Core Responsibilities

  • Conduct timber testing and calibration for industry stakeholders
  • Follow defined test procedures and/or Standard Operating Procedures to undertake various technical tests
  • Interpret test results within the scope and complete all testing documentation
  • Ensure testing apparatus are always in calibration and good working order
  • Ensure the test facility procedures and processes are adhered to

Essential Skills and Experience
  • General trade knowledge experience and knowledge with relevant work history or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training, and/or experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks while working to tight deadlines and using initiative
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to build relationships and work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of best practice WHS principles and procedures


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. 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
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops, and car parking fees
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Julie Bennett, 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 2787.

Applications close: 11.30 pm Wednesday 3 February 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment


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