Technical Officer / Labaoratory Instructor

Swinburne University of Technology

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Education & Training

Attractive salary package plus generous staff benefits
Job type

•    Foundations & Pathways, Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE)
•    HEW6: $74,894 – $80.845 plus 17% superannuation.
•    Full-time, Fixed Term (until June 2019) based at Hawthorn Campus. 

Swinburne is an innovative and inclusive university characterised by high-quality, career-oriented education and strong engagement with industry and the community.   Our vision is to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact, through science, technology and innovation.

In recent years, Swinburne ranked within the top 3% of universities around the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and ranked in the Top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

About the role
A newly created role of Technical Officer/Laboratory Instructor is currently available on a fixed term basis for up to 2 years. This role is responsible for providing specialised technical support in electronics, physics, and data acquisition laboratory delivery, co-delivering laboratory classes with unit teachers, supporting teaching staff and maintaining the laboratory(s) and equipment to a high standard.  Under the broad direction of the Manager, SET - F&P, the Technical Officer / Laboratory Instructor provides the day-to-day management of nominated laboratories and facilities such as the Physics laboratory. 

Skills and Experience 
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
•    Experience in the development, repair and maintenance of electronic equipment, instrumentation and control systems as applied to teaching and/or laboratory applications in a tertiary education environment
•    Experience in laboratory management and laboratory operations including purchasing, preparation, maintenance and storage of electronic related items.
•    Ability to clearly demonstrate the use and functionality of various electronic equipment to pathway and foundation students in a laboratory environment.
A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs.  You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets.  We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff.  As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: 

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact, through science, technology and innovation

How to apply
To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.  Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 
All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information, please contact Paul Sesta, Manager – Science, Engineering and Technology, or 9214 6150. 

Refer to position number: 32973
Applications close: 5pm, Monday 26th June. 2017

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