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Technical Officer - Environmental Science & Engineering

RMIT University - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Technical Officer - Environmental Science & Engineering
Job no: 595020
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Engineering, Science, Technical Laboratory Support

  • Full-time, ongoing position
  • Salary Level HEW 6 ($80,205) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • This position is based in the city but may be required at other campuses and also offsite field trips (single day and/or multi-day trips)

About Us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About The College

The STEM College Office Professional staff delivers services to all four Schools across five distinct functions:
  • Student Lifecycle
  • Planning & Operations
  • Technical Services
  • Program Lifecycle & Governance
  • WIL & Engagement

Relevant digital solutions – such as Workday – are used by the five teams to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies. The Group’s end-to-end professional support ensures a consistent approach to the operational and strategic functioning of the College and adherence to University policies and procedures.

The STEM College Office professional staff are instrumental in providing students with a transformative and enriched learning experience, and in supporting our research and engagement administration activities. Centralised in the College Office, at our City and Bundoora campuses, professional staff members have opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths.

About You

As the Technical Officer for Environmental Science & Engineering, you will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining the day to day operational functions of laboratories and workspaces and providing support to teaching and research activities within STEM laboratories and workspaces; including but and not limited to environmental and soil research laboratories within the Science and Engineering disciplines

In this role, you will ensure and provide expert technical advice and training of equipment/instruments and inductions to all users of the relevant workspaces. You will develop, maintain and implement documentation such as SOP’s, RA’s and Chemical registers, as well as ensure consumable levels are well maintained. In addition, you will work in partnership with a variety of stakeholders to understand and ensure activities planned in the space can be delivered to a high and efficient standard; including offsite activities such as field trips.

To be successful in the role you will need, but not limited to, the following skills:
  • Demonstrated experience in aquatic and terrestrial sampling and the relevant equipment and instrumentation required for sampling.
  • Demonstrated experience in organism identification.
  • Demonstrated experience in organising and technically supporting field trips.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of laboratory OHS and compliance requirements, particularly with regards to field trips.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Good analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships and effective communication in a professional manner with a range of stakeholders, including excellent reporting written, verbal abilities and computing skills.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring Your Whole Self To Work

We are better for our diversity . When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Susan Holden via email susan.holden@rmit.edu.au.

Applications close on Sunday 11 th April at 11:55pm.

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Application close: 11 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Melbourne, VIC

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