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Technical Assistant needed at Durban University of Technology

Job title : Technical Assistant

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.
  • 1-year related experience 

Additional Recommendations:

  • 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 etiquette.
  • 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, improve, and engage in professional development activities.
  • Good track record of academic progression and/or relevant experience and desire to advance technical development in the Department.
  • Suitably qualified female candidates are hereby encouraged to apply.

Duties:

  • Operation of Departmental specialized laboratory equipment in the research laboratories including Thermal analysis, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and Materials Science Lab.
  • The successful candidate would be required to provide support in serving of both the undergrad and post-graduate students with respect to experimental activities for academic / projects / entrepreneurial purposes.
  • Actively be involved in supporting both Research and Entrepreneurial activities for the benefit of DUT community / Industry partners / external stakeholders.
  • Ensures laboratories under management control are maintained in full functional state and safe working condition to facilitate a disciplined and efficient execution of research experiments and/or projects.
  • Provide resources and technical support to students for their practical’s and serve as Invigilator for examinations and tests under the Chief Invigilator
  • Carry out maintenance of laboratory equipment, including repair and changing of components.
  • Undertake fault finding and troubleshooting tasks on Departmental hardware facilities and software tools.

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