- Auckland, New Zealand
- UoA Department Name: Technical Services
- Advert Closing Date: 17/11/2019
- Campus: Auckland City Campus
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Position Number: 00001281
The Department of Physics at the University of Auckland is home to New Zealand’s top-ranked physics programme, and our comprehensive research and stimulating teaching programmes are strengthened by a growing technical team.
We are seeking two Electronics Technicians to join the team in similar roles spanning electronics design and repair, software and firmware, rapid prototyping, the health and safety of all staff and students, refreshing design processes, and maintaining smooth operations in teaching and research laboratories. This is a great opportunity to work in a flexible and friendly environment where your work will make a difference.
About the team
Our staff and students explore the fundamental properties of the physical world and create new devices and technologies. A sampling of current projects supported by our technical team includes building a small space satellite ground station and spacecraft electronics, creating new medical imaging devices, and developing novel laser technologies. Separately, the technical team contributes to the delivery of undergraduate classes through the creation and deployment of innovative learning tools and laboratory apparatus.
Technicians work in a team-based environment, and independently with assigned focus areas of responsibility.
Skills and experience
Our ideal candidates will have:
- A certificate/diploma in electrical/electronic engineering, physics, software or computer systems engineering, or similar relevant discipline
- Practical work experience or experience gained while studying
- Electrical Workers Registration Board Electrical Service Technician Certificate
- Familiarity with mechanical design principles
- Skills in analogue & digital circuit design and PCB layout
- Strong computer literacy
The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students. It provides on-site early childhood centres for infants and pre-school children and has parental leave and flexible work policies supporting a balance between work, life, family and caring responsibilities. We particularly invite and encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the physical sciences.
Additional benefits include:
- Career development programmes
- A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
- Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.
For more information please visit Staff Benefits.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 17th November 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV.
The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz