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Technical Administrator - Mech Laboratories

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Administration

The Opportunity

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW is looking for a motivated technical administrator to join the technical staff team and provide effective day-to-day administrative and facilities support to the Laboratory Manager.

The Technical Administrator will be responsible for acting as a point of contact for laboratory users, visitors and contractors and maintaining effective channels of communication throughout the School laboratories.

They will be responsible for coordinating service requests for laboratories through UNSW Estate Management (Archibus) and coordinating the School lab equipment booking system (ACLS).

They will assist the Laboratory Manager to coordinate and document the management of equipment and safety documentation in UNSW’s safety compliance software as well as assisting with Teaching Lab coordination and timetabling.

The Technical Administrator will work with the Laboratory Manager and School Administration Team to coordinate the purchase, receipt and distribution of laboratory-related deliveries to the School.

The Technical Administrator contributes to the maintenance of high standards of work practice and supports a culture of continuous improvement in the School’s laboratories.

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university.

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the founding Schools of the University of New South Wales and is the leading mechanical and manufacturing school in Australia.  The School offers four undergraduate degree specialisations in:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering

The School also offers a strong program of postgraduate coursework degrees and a significant program of research activity.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities and selection criteria for this position can be found in the position description via the link, Position Description - Technical Administrator (501847) .docx or via the advert on

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria (skills and experience) nominated in the Position Description. Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below. 


Tamsin Peters – Laboratory Manager


Applications close: Monday 17th May 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

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