Technical Officer - Faculty of Sciences, Engineering & Technology

Job no: 513391
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO5

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(HEO5) $77,409 and $86,072 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing, Full Time


A newly created role, we have an exciting opportunity to join the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology in a Technical Officer position providing technical support to academic and professional staff involved in lab and fleet and field activities (such as first aid management and emergency equipment).

You'll join the Technical Services Team, dedicated to providing exceptional support to students, academics, and researchers to enhance education and research outcomes. Working closely with academics, professional teams, and the Infrastructure Branch, the Technical Services Team ensures the efficient use of teaching, office, workshop, and laboratory spaces. Committed to Health, Safety, and Wellbeing (HSW) values, the team ensures the safe operations of labs and workshops within the Faculty.

The Technical Officer oversees compliance in the areas of first aid, chemical storage, fleet/field operations, and goods receiving across all Faculty Campuses. Responsibilities include maintaining precise records of first aid registers conducting chemical store audits, and overseeing fleet maintenance to ensure adherence to Health, Safety, and Wellbeing standards and legislative requirements.

This role will engage across all University campuses, and you will be required to travel to each of these sites regularly


To be successful you will need:

  1. Knowledge of HSW and safety management with demonstrated experience in the application of these in teaching/research environment
  2. Knowledge of first aid compliance, fleet and field management.
  3. Demonstrated experience in the establishment and maintenance of registers to achieve compliance.
  4. Experience in, chemical handling and waste disposal processes.
  5. Experience with developing RA, SOP,  planning and scheduling routine maintenance, and liaising with contractors for the provision of services.
  6. Ability to plan, prioritise and coordinate individual and teamwork activities to achieve goals and meet deadlines in a complex environment.
  7. Demonstrated ability to promote the organisational values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery, and a commitment to positively comply with the associated behaviour expectations.
  8. Current Drivers License


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. 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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

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 Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

***Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 25th February 2024***

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ms Kema Hord
Senior store Technical Officer



The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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