Employment type and hours: 76 hrs per fortnight contract
The Banyo Pilot Plant Precinct (BPPP) is a unique pilot scale collaborative research and development facility designed to be highly flexible so as to accommodate a wide range of potential technologies and operational scales, up to semi-industrial. It facilitates structural, mechanical and electrical testing and development of pilot equipment and processes for chemical and bioprocessing industries.
Combining off-the-job training with on-the-job learning, the Apprentice will work alongside qualified tradespersons in all aspects of machining. The Apprenticeship is a training position, and is bound by the terms of reference contained within the Training Contract.
The Apprenticeship combined with the activities of the training contract will cover theoretical and practical aspects of the manufacture, repair and replacement of engineering components for a variety of machinery. The Apprentice will design and manufacture modifications and gain skills in the maintenance of plant equipment.
The Apprentice will work as part of the Banyo Pilot Plant workshop team and will be required to liaise and interact with a wide variety of internal and external contacts, including both academic and professional staff from partnering faculties.
Key responsibilities include:
- Work towards achieving the qualification Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade.
- Participate in negotiating the training plan for the apprenticeship.
- Undertake the training and assessment required under the training plan.
- Keep a training record and produce it to the employer, training organisation and/or the Department of Education andTraining when requested.
- Develop competencies in a range of available workshop equipment.
- Undertake a range of tasks including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, diesel fitting, instruments, refrigeration/air conditioning and the use of related computer controlled equipment.
- Construct and develop modifications under close supervision from general specifications.
- Undertake tests and calibration under routine supervision and prepare basic reports of a technical nature.
- Assist with experimental set ups for both workshop and laboratory use.
Liaise with clients on specific requirements for their work.
- Interact and operate effectively with others and adopt a client service focus in a complex and diverse research environment.
- Ensure accurate records are maintained.
- Carefully observe all code of conduct workplace rules and safety procedures and protocols, and comply with health and safety policies, hazard reporting and safe work practices.
- A willingness to undertake and successfully complete a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (up to four years duration).
- Demonstrated communication skills, with the ability to receive and accurately follow both written and verbal instructions and processes.
- Physical ability to complete manual workshop tasks.
- Ability to utilise own initiative, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
- Ability to quickly develop knowledge of workplace health and safety principles which will enable the appointee to incorporate these principles in day-to-day tasks.
For more information please contact Edward on 0731237150
Application Closes Friday 22nd June 2018