Job ref no.: 220919004
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Assistant Technical Officer

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Assistant Technical Officer (Ref. 220919004)


The appointee will be required to:

(a) perform daily laboratory routines in its manning and upkeeping;

(b) provide technical support to teaching staff for teaching activities, and to students for project preparation;

(c) perform continuous development and maintenance of the laboratory’s instrumentation infrastructure;

(d) monitor and log data of tests and measurements;

(e) improve and develop electronic and computing tools of the laboratory;

(f) assist in the purchase of laboratory materials and equipment;

(g) assist in the operation of departmental health and safety issues; and

(h) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Unit or his/her delegates.

The appointee is required to work on irregular hours and occasionally in weekday evenings, and on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays.


Applicants should have:

(a) a recognised diploma in a related field or an equivalent qualification, preferably with a recognised degree;

(b) at least three years’ relevant post-qualification experience;

(c) proficiency in modern computer-based instrumentation hardware (such as National Instrument) and software (such as LABVIEW) or similar;

(d) proficiency in modern electronics and digital signal processing; and

(e) experience in using various kinds of transducer technology such as strain-gauges, LVDT, load cell, thermal couples, piezoelectric accelerometers, ultrasonic sensors and pressure gauges, etc.

Preference will be given to those with valid licenses of operating electric forklift and lifting gear, and experience in working at laboratories and/or workshops in local tertiary institutions.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply. 

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website The closing date for application is 7 October 2022. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

More job information
Job ref no. 220919004
Job Function
  • Hunghom
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 3 years
Career Level
  • Entry level
  • Diploma or equivalent
  • Asso. Deg or High Dip
  • Degree