Technical Officer/CNC Operator

Job Title: Technical Officer/CNC Operator
Location: Mawson Lakes
Reference: JO-2103-4269
Job Published: March 19, 2021 08:00

Job Description

Job Description

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  • Immediate start temp role.
  • Mawson Lakes location.
  • 3 month Assingment.

About the company:

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Their culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Their graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to respond to change. Their research is inventive and adventurous, and they create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. Today, they are South Australia’s largest university and ranked amongst the very best young universities in the world.  

About the role:

This position provides mechanical expertise and undertakes a broad range of technical duties to support STEM’s teaching, research and commercial activities and provides needs based support and services to the Future Industries Institute. 

Duties include: 

  • Set up and assist with laboratory, practical and field classes and demonstrations for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching including preparing equipment and consumables. This includes working with sessional staff in practical class preparation.  

  • Plan and coordinate the design, adaptation and/or fabrication of specialised equipment and components for use in practical classes, student projects, and research and commercial activities. This includes; 

  • working closely with academics and students to determine equipment requirements and identifying and resolving problems/faults as required.  

  • providing guidance and advice to STEM Technical Officers, particularly on more complex pieces of work.  

  • Consult with and provide advice and support to students and academic staff on  

  • technical requirements for research project design, experiments, development and testing;  

  • methods and equipment, particularly specialised equipment such as CNC Mill and Lathe machine tools to perform high level machining or programming to create complex manufacturer parts; and 

  • setting up complex and bespoke equipment for a range of experiments and demonstration.  

  • Liaise with suppliers and commercial partners to obtain, evaluate or provide quotes , within the allocation budget to;  

  • purchasing laboratory and field related equipment 

  • installing and commissioning equipment  

  • providing supplies and consumables 

  • perform commercial services 

  • Support and contribute to STEM student’ fieldtrips by: 

  • providing academic staff with logistical advice and support (e.g. researching, scoping, planning, transportation, and budget planning/management) for site visits.  

  • conducting risk assessments, organising any necessary access permits, and subsequent reporting, and preparing sites. 

  • Coordinate equipment maintenance and service requests. Upgrade, maintain and repair laboratory and field related equipment, including scheduled maintenance and calibration. 

Skills & experience: 

  • A Certificate IV or Diploma or Trade Certificate in fitting and machining, and demonstrated extensive experience in a technical discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering) with recent hands-on experience in a research and/or testing facility or laboratory. 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the operating, designing and maintenance/repair of specialised laboratory/workshop and mechanical equipment (e.g. hydraulics and pneumatics).  

  • High level skills in welding and sheet metal fabrication and other materials e.g. timber and plastics.  

  • Proven experience in evaluating technical requirements and designing analytical procedures and techniques to solve industrial problems for external clients. 

  • Well-developed experience and knowledge of WHS regulations in a laboratory/workshop/field environment including hazard management and developing Standard Operating Procedures, risk assessments, and maintenance of control measures.  

  • Ability to provide high quality, responsive customer service which addresses client’s needs, and experience working in a dynamic environment involving liaison with multiple stakeholders. 

  • Sound written, verbal and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate operating instructions and/or scientific results to staff, students and external clients.  

  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a technical/research team with staff and students from diverse backgrounds.  

  • Computer literacy with standard software packages, e.g. Microsoft Office suite as well as CAD packages.  

Culture & benefits:

Entrée Recruitment was shortlisted for Excellence in Candidate Engagement by SEEK in the SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards in 2019. And that is because we provide value to each and every person who registers for our temporary team.  

Our temporary candidates find that with each assignment they gain a wider understanding of industries, business practices and processes, systems and skills to add to their resumes.  Over the past 12 months, 35% of our temporary employees have been offered permanency in the role they have been temping in. You might even find your dream job through a temporary assignment. 


Applications in Microsoft Word only should be addressed to Ruth Haren Quoting reference number JO-2103-4269Telephone enquiries are welcome on 8100 8875To apply, please click the 'Apply' button. 

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