The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland invites applications for the position of Technician in the Structures Testing Lab (STL).
The STL is a 600 m2 facility used for investigating the response of structures and materials under various loading scenarios with a strong focus on earthquakes, however also examining wind and gravity loading. The results of the work performed in the lab are used to inform building standards, industry guidelines, and product development.
The STL has a 200 m2 large scale testing area, two shake tables, materials testing area, as well as steel, timber, and concrete fabrication workshops. It is used by over 11 academic staff, 60 PhD students and 80 undergraduate students. The Laboratory Technician provides assistance in the operation and maintenance of the STL, and is heavily involved with the research activities of the staff and students using the facility.
Key responsibilities include:
• Assisting with the general operation and maintenance of the laboratory
• Assisting in the development of new equipment and techniques
• Maintaining high levels of safety
• Providing technical assistance to staff and students
Technical assistance includes specimen construction and preparation for testing, therefore skills related to fitting, turning, welding, carpentry, or concrete placement are desirable. Some knowledge of electronic data acquisition, transducers, hydraulics including pumps, actuators and servo-controlled systems, or the ability to carry out a simple mechanical or structural design would be advantageous, but are not necessary.
Candidates with experience in the above fields, or graduates with a trade certificate, or NZCE qualification are welcome to apply.
For more information, please view the position description.
This is a professional, Level 4 role.
This role is Fixed Term to 22nd December 2018
To put your technical prowess to use with New Zealand’s leading university, submit your application online before the closing date.
Applications close 24th June 2018
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