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Technical Officer, Process Engineer


Job Description:

~~* Full-time, Fixed Term position until February 14th, 2025
* Salary Level HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation
* Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 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 Culture

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 you

Under the guidance of the Technical Coordinator, the technical officer will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining the day-to-day operational functions of pilot plant as well as other laboratories/spaces and providing support to teaching and research activities and external projects within the food and process chemistry pilot plant and laboratories/spaces.

The successful candidate will provide expert advice to users of the spaces and ensure designated areas are running effectively and safely, in compliance with legislative requirements and RMIT policies and procedures.

The technical officer is responsible for maintaining and demonstrating the operation of pilot plant equipment and instruments, while also providing effective technical support to staff and students. The successful candidate will be actively involved in all areas of pilot plant to ensure the maintenance of all pilot plant equipment and support the adoption and implementation of OHS standards, ensuring delivery of client centric, professional service. This is a position that will suit the most driven engineers that are hands-on, and solution orientated.

To be successful in this position, you'll have, but not limited to:

* Tertiary qualifications in process engineering / chemical engineering, food technology or a related
* Demonstrated experience and knowledge in commissioning, operation, maintenance, and training of various equipment or instruments within the pilot plant as well as identifying and implementing improvements where needed.
* Minimum 2 years of working experience in a food manufacturing facility with a depth of knowledge of food and safety
* Knowledge and experience in a range of food production/manufacturing and research equipment, experience in dairy will be favourable and/or in technologies such as thermal processing, spray drying, filtration, retort and extruder.
* Proven track record in product development, process engineering, and/or process improvement in a food manufacturing facility.
* Demonstrated understanding of current OH&S legislation with knowledge of other field or industry regulations or standards related to the field within the scope of the service area.
* Proven initiative and problem-solving skills, highly organised, and the ability to work autonomously and in a team.
* Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and with a diverse range of people from various backgrounds.
* Demonstrated experience and understanding of working in accordance with the RMIT value statements or similar frameworks in other organisations.

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

STEM College Office Professional Staff

The STEM College Office Professional staff provide exceptional and efficient support to the College.

The Learning, Teaching and Quality teams support:

* Quality Enhancement
* Learning and Teaching support

The Professional shared services Group delivers service to all four School 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 STEM 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.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Dr Mina Dokouhaki via email mina.dokouhaki@rmit.edu.au

PD - Technical Officer, Process Engineer

Applications close on January 23rd at 11.00 pm.

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.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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/

Vaccination requirements:
The COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Directions), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT.

As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19.

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


Education: University
Engineering: Chemical Engineering, General-Other: Engineering, Systems-Process Engineering
Other: Other

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Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Technical Officer, Process Engineer






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