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Technical Officer

Apply now Job no: 498785
Work type: Full time
Location: Launceston
Categories: Information Technology, Project Management & Support, Infrastructure & Property

Technical Officer

  • Full time, Ongoing Position
  • Based in Beauty Point/Launceston
  • Assist with the delivery of comprehensive technical support to teaching and learning programs, research, consultancy activities and fieldwork.

The Opportunity

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania and is a world leader in maritime education, training and research.  Our vision is to inspire and shape the maritime world and our aim is to lead real change. The AMC’s Centre for Seafaring and Maritime Operations delivers specialist degrees in the Nautical, Marine Engineering and Maritime Electronics and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved certificates of competence up to Ship’s Master, Chief Engineer and Electro Technical Officer levels. The Centre also operates an internationally renowned suite of research and training facilities, including a simulation centre, seafaring related laboratories, marine engine installations, and a fleet of vessels, which provide the infrastructure to conduct world class research and a unique student experience.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance, repair and upgrade of vessels by applying best practice asset management principles to ensure statutory compliance, the safest and highest level of quality operation and support the delivery of student training.
  • Oversee and manage the design, installation, testing and maintenance of equipment and training aids for the Centre for Seafaring and Maritime Operations and upon request for other AMC Centres, whilst always ensuring systems are safe and fit for purpose. 
  • Engage with and supervise external contractors to ensure that work is undertaken in a safe and timely manner whilst achieving appropriate outcomes.
  • Undertake workplace health activities including safety checks and audits of vessels, facilities and equipment. Ensure the accurate completion of associated documentation including the lodgement of corrective action work requests and hazard reporting to ensure compliance with current industry standards.
  • Operate or assist in the operation of AMC vessels for the purposes of maintenance, training and voyages.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • Trade Qualification in one of the following trades
  • Diesel Mechanic, Fitter, Fitter and Machinist
  • Boat Builder & Repairer
  • Electrician
  • Auto Electrical Technology / Electronics
  • AMSA Certificate of Competency- Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 NC or above (highly desirable)
  • Extensive experience in the marine industry and in particular vessel husbandry.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
  • Effective communication skills.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 commencing at $84,386 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • Please refer to the attached Position Description below for full details.
  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Chris Wells, Technical Officer, or (03) 63249338
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 8 June 2023, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - 498785 - Technical Officer.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.


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Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time

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