Technical Support Assistant

at UTS
Location Sydney, Australia
Date Posted February 13, 2020
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time
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Technical Support Assistant UTS location Sydney.

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia's top young university, and located centrally in one of the world's most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

The culture of the Faculty of Engineering and IT Outreach team has a positive outlook of excellence, connectivity, innovation and responsiveness balanced with compliance with policy and procedure. The UTS Tech Lab are currently recruiting for a Technical Support Assistant to join their team.

The Technical Support Assist will support and assist academic staff, undergraduate students and postgraduate students in the use of laboratory facilities and faculty staff associated with research and industrial projects.

The TSA will work across a number of different technical support functions at the City Campus and Tech Lab in Botany to assist the Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT). Through this work, the TSA will be expected to demonstrate high operational flexibility and a proactive attitude to fulfil the requirements of this role.

In this role, you will be responsible for Under the guidance of the Technical Support Team Leader (TSTA), the TSA will be a good working knowledge and understanding of the apparatus included in these laboratories. They will be demonstrating to other staff and students this knowledge and support or direct them in their projects. Due to the nature of the research in these spaces, a large amount of fabrication and assembling will be required by the TSA on a regular basis to setup the often unique or once of setups.

When the Faculties Workshop is being utilised for large fabrication demands, the TSA will need to support the TSTA in creating engineering drawings to be issued to the Faculty Workshop for fabrication. The TSAS will still often be expected to support the workshop when the larger demands of fabrication are required. Fitting test set-ups with instrumentation and data-logging equipment under the guidance of the TSTA required for most projects. Basic calibration of the equipment and setting up instrumentation prior to its use will be carried out frequently.

Keeping the laboratory space and equipment organised, ensuring equipment is maintained and documented where required, usage of forklift and crane operation on a regular basis and general manual handling will be a common task.

Main skills/experience experience in laboratory procedures - including preparation of basic documents, experience in fitting and turning - including grinding, drilling and cutting, experience in welding would be beneficial, experience in carrying out production, fabrication and the assembly of component based on engineering specifications and metalwork drawings, experience in setting up instruments, experimental apparatus and all related components of experiments (preferable knowledge in sensors and acquisition systems) for the smooth running of these laboratories for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Qualifications Completion of a Diploma in Civil or Mechanical Engineering with relevant work-related experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training will be considered