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25 Jul 2022

Full-Time Technical Officer, Electronics

unswcanberra.recruitment@adfa.edu.au – Posted by unswcanberra.recruitment@adfa.edu.au Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Job Description

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  •      One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  •      Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  •      Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  •      Generous superannuation opportunities
  •      Access to free gym facilities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

About the School:

The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) is seeking applications for a full-time Technical Officer. The School offers programs in electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and civil engineering as well as in aviation, information technology and cyber security to graduates and professionals who will be Australia’s future technology decision makers

SEIT offers:

  • A flexible, friendly working environment that is well-resourced.
  • An opportunity to be part of a school that’s engineering and computing education programs are accredited and globally recognised.

SEIT is committed to building a diverse team and is passionate about hiring and supporting women in STEM. We strongly encourage Women, First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse candidates to apply. We are committed to providing career progression and support to all employees.

About the Role:

Role:                      Technical Officer (Electronics)
Salary:                  Broadband Level 5/6
                                  Level 5:  $ 78,130 – $ 88,407 plus 17% Superannuation
                                  Level 6: $ 91,472 – $ 97,579 plus 17% Superannuation
Term:                    Full Time, 35hrs
Employment type:       Continuing
Location:             Canberra, ACT

The Technical Officer (Electronics) sits within the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) and the Technical Support Group (TSG) which is responsible for the delivery of engineering and technical support to the teaching and research activities within SEIT.

The position provides technical support to the teaching and research activities within the school, principally through design, development, fabrication and commissioning of electronic circuit boards, equipment and systems.

This Technical Officer role reports to the laboratories Task Supervisor Scheduler. At the direction of their supervisor the position may also be required to report to another member of the academic or professional staff regarding a particular task or project.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be knowledgeable and comfortable around the design and repair of analogue or digital printed circuit boards and electronic equipment
  • Have an aptitude for planning tasks in a workshop or laboratory
  • Have experience in embedded microprocessor/microcontroller and/or computer programming


The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role.

Pre-employment checks required for this position

  • Qualification Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Identification Check
  • Working With Vulnerable People Check

The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. UNSW is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.

How to apply:

Your application will consist of two pages where you clearly detail your experience with electronics in a workshop or laboratory setting. Please include at least one example of how you have worked both independently and in a team. Your response should be guided by the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description.
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Applications Close: 14 August 2022, 11:30pm AEST

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Shane Brandon
Supervising Engineer
E: s.*******@ad**.au
P: (02) 5114 5127

Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

       Any questions about the application process – please email un**********************@ad**.au

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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