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Technical Officer


Job Description:

 ~~* Full-time, Continuing position
* Salary Level HEW 5 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
* Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About The Position

As a Technical Officer within the College of Vocational Education, you will be responsible for providing technical support/maintenance to the spaces used by staff, students and business partners to achieve teaching, learning and commercial outcomes for the Plumbing, Carpentry and Building and Construction programs.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

* Proven practical knowledge and hands on experience within plumbing, carpentry or similar trades.
* Strong practical skills and experience with a wide range of hand and power tools.
* Specific knowledge or experience in working in science labs, tech labs, trade labs or studios will be advantageous.
* Previous experience in implementing and maintaining OHS documentation for equipment and spaces.
* Excellent time management skills, with good analytical skills and problem-solving skills;
* Proven ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.
* Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
* Demonstrated ability to use information and communication technologies effectively, including Microsoft Office software packages, web and email software, database use.
* Demonstrated interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
* Excellent problem-solving skills, including demonstrated experience developing and delivering complex written reports to a high standard.
* High level oral and written communication skills, with a proven ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
* Ability to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, by working independently and with limited direction, as well as effectively within a dynamic team environment.
* Proven experience in planning, organising and prioritising work in a busy environment with multiple and conflicting priorities and competing deadlines.
* Proven working experience in assisting in technical support and proven experience in the storage, handling and legislative requirements of a technical nature related to the relevant specifics of the role.
* Demonstrated ability to use information and communication technologies effectively, including Microsoft Office software packages, web and email software, database use.


* Certificate III or IV in relevant trade.
* Ticket in welding or other trades tickets will be advantageous.
* Relevant training/education and/or work experience.

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

About the College

The purpose of RMIT's College of Vocational Education is to empower learners and our industry, community and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap, ALiVE@RMIT, purposefully guides everything we do in vocational education to deliver our vision: to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector provider with global impact and influence. Led by our Pro Vice Chancellor, the College of VE is reimagining how we deliver vocational education to create unique experiences for our students and partners, so we can:

* lead in practice-based learning
* empower learners for the future of work
* engage industry and community at scale
* grow for impact and influence

The College of VE is delivering impact through transformation that creates long-term change.

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.

Job Description - Technical Officer

Applications close on 22nd of February.

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and close to 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.

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.

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


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Technical Officer






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