Technician (Process & Controls)

Job no: 502505
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO5

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(HEO5) $70,301 - $78,213 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Full time, continuing role available immediately

Fantastic opportunity to play a key part in the education of the next generation of engineers in a dynamic work environment that supports a broad variety of challenging work

As Technician in the Infrastructure and Technical Services Team (I&TST), your role will be to deliver technical support and advice for teaching and research projects to students, academics and research staff in line with the strategic direction of the Faculty.

You will be required to develop, operate and troubleshoot specialist testing equipment in the Process & Controls Laboratories, and demonstrate the use of laboratory techniques and equipment to students and staff.  You will also assist students in the design, manufacture, modifications and testing of final year student projects and research activities.

A strong emphasis is placed on positive teamwork, pro-active teaching support, accurate record keeping and effective time management and clear communication skills.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Work Health and Safety management requirements relating to a laboratory environment that includes electronics.
  • Experience in applying electrical / electronic solutions to manufacturing and maintenance of equipment.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and initiative to learn new skills and processes.
  • Knowledge of data acquisition systems and control systems.
  • High level of computer literacy including intermediate programming skills, preferably using Arduino and or LabVIEW.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs—including significant industry, government and community collaborations—offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work’s cutting-edge nature—not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour—provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty’s broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria.  Applications close 11:55pm, 23 June 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Phil Schmidt
Supervising Technician, Process and Controls, Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Science

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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