Technician - Chemical Operations

Job no: 503746
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% will apply

Full time, continuing role commencing March 2020

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 a Technician- Chemical Operations 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 support the day to day operation of the chemical operations within the faculty of Engineering Computer and Mathematical Sciences, which includes the use of chemicals and analytical equipment, to maintain safe operations and achieve teaching and research outcomes.

A strong emphasis is placed on safety, positive teamwork, accurate record keeping, effective time management and clear communication skills.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Work Health and Safety requirements relating to a Research and Development environment.
  • Ability to use your interpersonal skills to achieve effective outcomes when working with a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in using and working safely with a range of chemicals ideally in a chemical engineering and/ or bioengineering research environment.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and initiative to learn new skills and processes.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in using a range of analytical equipment.

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 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm 2 February 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Qiuhong Hu
Chemical Operations Team Leader, ECMS

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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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