Workshop Technical Assistant / Instructor

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Feb 2024

13 Feb 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Educational sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

21 Feb 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Are you passionate about cabinet making, joinery, or welding? Do you have a knack for teaching and sharing your expertise with others? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

  • Level 4, full-time appointment on a permanent/ongoing basis.
  • Salary range: $82,959 to $88,123 (total package).

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

College Services at UWA delivers academic administration and technical support to the University's schools, faculty, and research students. Committed to excellence and continuous improvement, our team collaborates closely with academic stakeholders to achieve strategic objectives and uphold best practices. Technical Services within College Services provides specialized expertise to facilitate teaching and research endeavours, ensuring high-performance outcomes and a culture of safety compliance.

About the Student Prototyping Centre

As part of College Services, you’ll work from UWA’s School of Design Student Prototyping Centre, a highly equipped installation and model-making workshop, directly assisting students and staff from Architecture, Design and Fine Arts disciplines.

About the opportunity

You will report to a Senior Technician, offering technical expertise and assistance to staff and students across various practical activities and research initiatives. Your responsibilities will span multiple disciplines, including setting up, modifying, and maintaining specialised equipment. You will collaborate with academic personnel and students to design, manufacture, and assemble teaching and research projects, while also engaging with external clients as necessary.

About you

We're seeking individuals who can demonstrate strong practical skills and adapt them to diverse technical challenges, along with experience in similar CNC technologies like laser cutting and 3D printing. You should be able to work closely with academic staff and students, understanding their needs and providing tailored technical solutions, while also effectively engaging with internal and external stakeholders by conveying technical information clearly and concisely. Additionally, a commitment to upholding safety standards and promoting a culture of safety in all technical activities is essential.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Position description - Technical Assistant (516664).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 21 February 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Guy Eddington at [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Additional Information
Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)

Where to apply


Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)


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