Technical Officer/Advanced Technical Officer Field Instruments

University of Waikato

  • Waikato

Te Aka Matuatua School of Science

Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science

Ko wai matou? - Who are we?

Te Aka Matuatua School of Science has a unifying commitment to the pursuit of outstanding science. We have access to not only world-class facilities, but some very unique natural environments. Te Aka Matuatua The School of Science includes Aquaculture, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Biodiversity, Environmental Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Nga korero mo te turanga - About the role

For this varied role, we are looking for a talented Technical Officer or Advanced Technical Officer to be part of our Field Based Science, School of Science team. A number of papers taught in Science have a field-based component along with most of the research carried out, as we have a commitment to hands on practical education. The position will mainly provide technical support for field instrumentation with the expectation that you would also work across a range of other science teaching and research areas as required.

Ko wai koe? - Who are you?

You will be self-motivated, with a demonstrated capacity to work effectively as a team member and to relate effectively and sensitively to students and staff from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. You have vision to develop and improve processes and an ability to learn quickly on the job.

For a detailed description of the key tasks and responsibilities, please see the attached position descriptions, however these are some of the essential experience and knowledge requirements we are seeking the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualilfication
  • Planning and logistics for teaching and research fieldwork excursions
  • Use of specialised environmental monitoring instruments and equipment
  • Calibrating and testing environmental sensors
  • Sample collection and data analysis
  • Willingness to travel and be involved in fieldwork
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements and hazardous substances
  • A current NZ full driver's licence

For more information about Te Aka Matuatua, please visit:

We strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maori and Pacific communities.

He aha nga take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?

Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits to our staff including study opportunities, generous superannuation and leave provisions.

The salary will be commensurate with the level of appointment. The Salary range for Technical Officers is $63,198 to $75,756, per year and for Advanced Technical Officers is $76,302 to $87,768, per year depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

Enquiries should be directed to Helen McKinnon, Technical Manager, Te Aka Matuatua School of Science by email: 

Closing Date: Friday, 2 September 2022.

To view the position description, please click here

Vacancy Number: 420284

For further information and to apply online, please click here

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