University of Auckland is hiring a

Technician - Bioengineering

Auckland, New Zealand

Our Bioengineering staff and students are connected in their desire to improve healthcare systems, develop new medical devices and make new groundbreaking discoveries. The work they do is supported by skilled machinists. 

We’re seeking a machinist or toolmaker, this could be a great opportunity for someone who has recently completed their apprenticeship. 

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

You will work in the instrumentation workshop on a daily basis, implement maintenance and safety procedures, and provide support to students and colleagues on the safe and effective use of tools and machine tools. 

Your role will be fairly varied, involving specialist design and construction work for bioengineering experiments and devices as well as providing technical advice for staff and students. 

For more detailed information, please read the position description.

He kōrero mōu | About you

You will be a machinist, toolmaker, fabricator or fitter and turner and come with a positive attitude ready and willing to help postgraduate students and staff to bring their ideas to life.

We’d like to hear from you if you have: 

  • Trade Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, Machining and tool making or similar
  • Experience using Lathe and Mills 
  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to assist others
  • A commitment to maintaining and promoting a safe work environment

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information please visit Staff Benefits

 Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 15th of September to be considered. Please include your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role. 

How to apply 

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