Technical Officer G3

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Trades and Services

Reference: 44304

Reference: 44304

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Trades and Services

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Technical Officer, Grade 2 or Grade 3 Biomedical Technologist (Mechanical)- 7 month fixed term, full time.

The Biomedical Engineering Dept is looking for a skilled technical officer for the repair and maintenance of medical equipment in the mechanical workshop.

The Organisation

Austin Health is one of Victoria’s largest health care providers. Our 9,000 employees and 425 volunteers provide safe, high quality, person-centred care at Austin Hospital, Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ Centre), Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, as well as in the community through Hospital-in-the-Home and partner health services.  We are an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching, training and research and have affiliations with many leading universities and research institutes.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering performs all aspects of medical device management. The Department provides services to all campuses of Austin Health and to the wider community. Workshops are located at Austin Hospital and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, and staff perform their roles both in the workshop, and within the clinical setting.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, employee assistance program and a staff health centre.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

The Position

  • Carry out the installation, assembly, repair, maintenance and performance testing of medical equipment with a mechanical aspect across Austin Health. Equipment includes:

    • Operating Tables

    • Gas Therapy Equipment (Air and O2 flowmeters, regulators)

    • Suction units

    • Endoscopes

    • Wheeled equipment, castor repairs

    • Patient Hoists, standing machines

    • Treatment chairs

    • wide variety of other medical equipment

  • Varied and interesting role, working with a highly skilled team in a stimulating environment. 

  • Exposure to a wide range of medical equipment, used in a public tertiary level hospital.

  • Opportunity to combine mechanical technical skills with health.

  • Workshop based.

  • Requirement to diagnose and rectify faults

    • at the patient’s bedside,

    • within the intensive care unit

    • within the operating theatres where theatre gowns must be worn.

  • Liaison with nursing and medical staff will be necessary as part of delivering the biomedical service.

  • Full time, fixed term, 7 month position.

The Person

  • Will have a proven interest in pursuing a career in a technical maintenance environment.

  • Experience in equipment repair and fault finding essential, with a high degree of mechanical attributes.

  • Will be adaptable, resourceful, and have proven skills in diagnosing and troubleshooting technical issues, to medium complexity equipment.

  • Be competent with hands-on trade skills, repairing and maintaining equipment. Skilled with the use of handtools, angle grinders, drills etc where machine shop skills required.

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills are essential.

  • Have a mechanical fitting trade qualification and 5 years post apprenticeship experience, or 2 year diploma and experience.

  • Familiarity with technology and computers (Excel, Word, email, databases,)

  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Driver’s license for Australia required.

  • Minimum 2 years experience within a hospital environment or other biomedical establishment essential,(for Grade 2).  Minimum 5 years experience within a hospital environment or other biomedical establishment for Grade 3).

  • Already eligible to work in Australia.


  • Allied Health Professionals Services Enterprise Agreement: Technical Officer Grade 2 or Grade3. Grade and year level commensurate with experience and skill.

  • As per Award: $64k to $84.5k, + salary packaging available.  Flexible working arrangements considered.


It is necessary to demonstrate compliance with each of the essential key selection criteria from the position description document.  Download the position description document, and write a paragraph addressing each of the selection criteria dot points, and submit your criteria response document along with your resume and cover letter.  References will be required.

Apply via the Austin Health website > careers tab > Admin and Support, at www.austin.org.au

Further info: For further information regarding this opportunity, please visit our website at www.austin.org.au and refer to the position description.

Technical Officer G3

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Andrew Moorhouse - (03) 9496 5189
Victor Coleiro - (04) 3596 0677

Technical Officer G3