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Senior Technician needed at Durban University of Technology

Job title : Senior Technician

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Deadline : 18-May-24

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 Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelors-Degree or equivalent Technical Qualification in Mechanical Engineering (NQF 7) or closely related.
  • At least 3 years technical professional/industrial experience.

Additional Recommendations:

  • Experience with Thermal Analysis equipment or Electron Microscopy.
  • Primary qualifications accredited by a professional body such as the Engineering Council of South Africa
  • Good communication, effective people management skills, and adherence to workplace
  • Strong inter-personal skills in managing students of diversity and working with a diverse pool of staff.
  • A strong passion for technical investigations, troubleshooting, repairs and creative development of laboratory.
  • Aptitude to learn engineering application software, and to improve and engage in professional development activities.
  • Good track record or relevant experience and desire to advance technical development in the
  • Experience with CNC machines will be an added benefit.


  • Operation of the Thermal Analysis equipment (DSC, TGA, DMA), Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR), and the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).
  • Perform testing and analysis for undergraduate and postgraduate students, DUT staff, students and staff from other universities, and clients from industry.
  • Oversee operations of all laboratories/workshops in the department.
  • Manage and monitor all laboratory/workshop staff.
  • Ensure laboratories under management control, are maintained in full functional state and safe working conditions to facilitate a disciplined and efficient execution of students’ practicals and projects.
  • Carry out maintenance of laboratory equipment, including repair and changing of
  • Undertake fault finding and troubleshooting tasks on departmental hardware facilities and software tools.
  • Maintain an inventory of all laboratory equipment, control the issuing of equipment and consumable stock usage, and coordinate the purchase of consumable and capital items.
  • Assist with administrative duties such as venue set-up for seminars, lectures, practicals and be actively involved in the development of our laboratories, with state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Assist academic staff in regularly assessing student’s performance through practical.
  • Provide resources and technical support to students for their practicals and
  • Be actively involved in supporting Research and Entrepreneurial activities in the
  • Serve as Invigilator for examinations and tests under the Chief.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or Representative as delegate.

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