About the team
The Production and Maintenance Team operates within the Questacon Enabling Services Section, delivering critical exhibition services for Questacon. As part of this enabling role, the Production and Maintenance Team are responsible for the mechanical resolution, engineering, fabrication and maintenance of Questacon’s interactive exhibitions.
Our ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will have Engineering or trade qualifications, or relevant high level technical knowledge and experience in workshop fabrication or associated trade background. Demonstrated well developed skills in metals, plastics and other materials, machining, welding and workshop fabrication essential. Additional workshop trade skills including CAD drafting and CAM programming, toolmaking and general woodworking would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to problem solve, interpret concept through to complete drawings and communicate effectively, particularly in relation to the technical aspects of manufacturing, and application of this understanding to the construction of unique products, through a background of interactive mechanisms and exhibits or similar. Must have the ability to work independently, and as a part of a team in an environment with competing priorities and tight deadlines. As well as a demonstrated personal drive, integrity, professionalism and a proven commitment to APS Values, Code of Conduct and Work Health and Safety principles.
What you will do
The Workshop Technician will provide hands on skills, knowledge and capability in the development, fabrication, testing and maintenance of a range of science based interactive exhibits for permanent and travelling exhibitions.
The Workshop Technician will work in a team environment within the Production and Maintenance Team, focussing on the engineering, product development and construction methodology in the exhibition development process.
The Workshop Technician will be responsible for the production of components and assemblies in a range of materials, including metals and plastic, with appropriate finishes, within specification, and within agreed timeframes and budget.
The Workshop Technician will also assist in the delivery of the Exhibition Maintenance Program ensuring consistent levels of exhibit functionality.
Drivers Licence preferred.
Prior to commencing, successful applicants will be required to:
Undergo a ‘Working with Children’ Police Check; and obtain or hold a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.
This is a non-going full time position, working Monday to Friday 37.5 hrs/week, with flexible working hours in accordance with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Enterprise Agreement 2019-2022. Out of hours and weekend work periods may be required on an occasional basis for the delivery of projects and maintenance coverage. This position is currently available through to the end of July 2021.
How to apply
You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch (750 word maximum) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.
You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Mark Gledhill, email; Mark.Gledhill@Questacon.edu.au or phone 02 6112 9731.
Learn more about the department
The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.
The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.
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