DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE
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.