First listed on: 12 September 2019

Technical Officer 

  • Opportunity to utilize your technical expertise and engineering knowledge
  • Located at the Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Darlington
  • Full-time Fixed term for 2 years, Base Salary: $74,898 p.a. - $83,861 p.a. Level 5, plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

Provides essential technical professional support to researchers and students using the AMME workshop and Laboratory facilities in accordance with established procedures/standards, as well as field activities carried out by the work group. Carries out daily workshop tasks, provides technical advice and electronic maintenance and development of laboratory equipment.

Reporting to the Workshop Manager, the position requires:

  • Routine supervision and general direction for students where required
  • Using the workshop equipment, machines and fabricates parts or apparatus to support teaching and research
  • Prepares the laboratory for student practicals, including preparing and carrying out experiments related to the research work being undertaken by the work area
  • Collects and records qualitative data in preparation for analysis by research staff.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Technical Officer who possesses: 

  • Fitting & Machining qualification and experience would be highly regarded, along with an electronics background being desirable.
  • Experience in CNC machining / general machining and welding experience.
  • Has completed relevant training and is certified to work in a laboratory, with a willingness to undertake further studies to better develop their skills in laboratory techniques/methods.
  • Sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory and workshop environments including experience in working with hazardous substances with well-rounded experience in implementing safety procedures relevant to the laboratory.

About us

The School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME), is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching Engineering Schools, with degree programs in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Aeronautical, Space, and Biomedical Engineering. The School has a student body of over 1800 students and has seen strong growth in demand for teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School supports teaching and research activities across disciplines including aerospace, biochemical, combustion, design, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and robotics engineering.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1634/0819F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 25 September 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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