Refine search

Employment Type



Category / Job Function


Technical Coordinator - Engineering

Job no: 582395
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Technical Laboratory Support, Engineering

  • Full-time ongoing position based at Bundoora East campus
  • Lead & motivate a diverse engineering lab with your mechanical expertise
  • Team focus on risk-assessment and safety

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.

The College of Science, Engineering & Health comprises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at apprenticeship, certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between vocational and higher education, creating pathways for further study. There is a vibrant research community attracting funding from a range of government and industry sources. The College has an annual income of approximately $425 million and employs over 1,000 staff providing on and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.

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.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

About the role
Reporting to the Technical Manager Mechanical Testing, the Technical Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of day to day operational requirements within the Bundoora East campus. You will coordinate the safe and effective functioning of the facility to support learning and teaching, research and industry activities within Mechanical Testing technically supported areas, with support from Technical Manager. You will lead the technical team to ensure organisational and stakeholder expectations are met, by delivering a high level, compliant, timely and professional technical service.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the relevant academic staff to ensure that laboratory activities and scope of work planned can be delivered
  • Leading and managing the designated technical staff to deliver responsive, high quality service, ensuring flexible and timely responses to teacher and researcher needs
  • Overseeing technical staff to ensure engagement and collaboration, to ensure that all required activities are delivered
  • In consultation with the Technical Manager Mechanical Testing & Manufacturing design, implement and enforce compliance with OH&S procedures, ensuring that all incidents and hazardous conditions or injuries are reported immediately to the Manager or relevant authority and that appropriate actions are undertaken
  • In consultation with the Manager, enforce compliance with OH&S procedures, ensuring that all incidents and hazardous conditions or injuries are reported immediately to the Manager, Technical Support or relevant authority and that appropriate actions are undertaken
  • In consultation with the Manager, design, implement, develop and improve continuous process for internal and external stakeholders
  • To review risk assessment activities for Bundoora East laboratories and work areas

About You
To be successful in this position, you will have proven working experience in material testing, manufacturing engineering, laboratory and/or other manufacturing/work shop type environment, with a strong focus on safety and OH&S legislation and regulations. You will have leadership and supervisory experience, and the ability to motivate and engage with a wide variety of employees, coupled with strong time-management and prioritisation of the team’s work-load.

You will have a flexible approach to be able to work with the other Technical Coordinator (Civil Engineering) and support each other when needed.  In addition, you will have a passion for product and process improvement and be able to bring new and innovative ideas to the table. This role will require support with purchasing and administration, and in turn will require intermediate proficiency in MS Suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel.

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’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability
  • Exceeding our targets in our Reconciliation Action Plan for Bundyi Girri – an important step in our reconciliation journey

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your experience by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. Please note that a separate response to KSC is not required. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below.

Download File PD - Technical Coordinator.docx

Applications close Thursday 19 September 2019 at 11:55pm. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

We kindly request that we are not accepting agency enquiries for this role.

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.

Application close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now