The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Technical Officer



(HE05) and $77,409 - $86,072 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.

This is a fixed term position for 18 months

Full time

The Electronics and Instrumentation team is part of the Technical Services group that delivers outstanding support to students, academics, and researchers for enhancing education and research output. The Technical Services team provides a platform for collaboration across the University, broad industry involvement and community engagement through focused customer service based on exceptional personnel skills and expertise. The Technical Services team works closely with academics and professional teams as well as the Infrastructure Branch and the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Branch to ensure safe and efficient utilisation of teaching, office, workshop, and laboratory space.

Working under general direction the Technical Officer will work collaboratively with the other technical officers in the team to deliver technical support and advice to students, academic and research staff for teaching practicums and research projects in line with the strategic direction of the faculty. The role will be required to support the day-to-day operation of the Electronics and Instrumentation workshop within the faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology (SET).

More specifically The Technical Officer operates electronic equipment, diagnoses and repairs electrical and electronic faults in lab equipment, manufactures electronic devices and builds and modifies electrical and electronic devices to perform nonstandard operations.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated electronic expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience in instrumentation and operation of the electrical and electronic equipment, 3D printing and relevant software applications.

  • Demonstrated experience in installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic or general laboratory equipment.

  • Knowledge of Work Health and Safety management requirements relating to a laboratory environment

  • Proven ability to be able to problem solve and provide work around solutions to meet deadlines.

  • 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. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.
  • 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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  • How to Apply

    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 3rd December 2023

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Philip Schmidt Electronics and Instrument Team Manager E: [email protected] P: 08 8313 1048

    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.

    Job details


    Technical Officer


    The University of Adelaide




    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 03, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

    The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

    The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

    The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

    The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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