Curtin University of Technology

Curtin University of Technology

Technical Officer - Electrical Engineering


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Job Reference: 1180647

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Curtin's Faculty of Science and Engineering is a place where students and staff alike can apply their studies and research to real-world industry challenges. It is involved in a variety of high-impact teaching and research initiatives across several schools including School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

Your new role

Are you ready to embark on a dynamic journey as a Technical Officer – Electrical Engineering?

In this role, you will be at the forefront of supporting Electrical and Renewable Energy Laboratories and provide essential technical instructions, support and services for both teaching and research programs.

You will play an important role in ensuring that occupational health and safety regulations and specific statutory requirements related to the area's activities are followed.

To support research activities, you will assist in preparing and conducting tests, identify faults and troubleshoot equipment, problem solve and develop solutions for testing protocols, calibrate and maintain testing equipment.

No two days are the same, this is an active and engaging role where you will be able to put your strong problem-solving skills to the test.

Joining our team means enjoying a Monday to Friday schedule within a flexible and agile working environment, with great work life balance. This position offers ample opportunities for personal and professional growth, allowing you to diversify and enhance your skill set.

At Curtin, we value our employee's well-being. In addition to our generous leave entitlements, you'll have access to our Flexi-time system, granting you flexibility to arrange additional leave according to your needs.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A diploma level qualification relevant to Electrical Engineering discipline with considerable experience; or a post-trades certificate or advanced trade certificate and extensive experience as a technician.
  • Working knowledge of AS/NZS 3000: Electrical Installations standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in electrical and power electronics fields including the design, repairs, testing and commissioning of the wide range electric drives, controllers, motors to specified requirements.
  • Demonstrated practical experience with PLC/SCADA systems and Industrial Communications Protocols.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively and professionally with staff and students at all levels.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethics and the ability to work independently as well as effectively with others in a team.
  • Essential Requirement: Prior to the appointment, the preferred candidate will need to have:

  • A-grade electrical workers licence.
  • You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.

    To learn more about the role, please contact the hiring manager Zibby Cielma, Technical Operations Coordinator, Science and Engineering Technical, Faculty of Science and Engineering via email at [email protected].

    About us

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us!

    Please provide a cover letter addressing the criteria and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.


    Applications close: 6:30PM Australian Western Standard Time, Sunday 21 April 2024.

    What we offer

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Adaptable Work Environment: While our primary office is located at our Bentley Campus, we understand the importance of flexibility in today's work environment. Hybrid working arrangements are provided in accordance with business needs.
  • Salary Packaging: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) and customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise.
  • Competitive Leave Entitlements: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Curtin University Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus, access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service (65 days/13-week entitlement for full-time staff).
  • Career and Development Opportunities: In line with our 2030 Strategic Plan, Curtin is committed to providing an inspiring, rewarding, and meaningful experience for our staff -empowering them to lead, innovate and strive for excellence. We provide staff with career and development opportunities, including access to various online and in-person training and info-sessions.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin's wellbeing locations at https: //
  • Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quote the Job Reference.

    Job details


    Technical Officer - Electrical Engineering


    Curtin University of Technology




    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

    The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

    We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

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