Closing Date: 22nd June 2019
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Sci Centre


The Science Centre Singapore, a leading regional Science Centre, celebrates 40 years of promoting interest and creative learning in science and technology. It prides itself on making science an inspiring and exciting experience for people of all ages. Over the past 40 years, the Centre has been a custodian of creativity and innovation, capturing the evolution of scientific developments through unique and relevant exhibitions and shows and continues to ignite young minds and foster new generations of scientifically savvy Singaporeans. Our many interactive exhibits, housed in 14 galleries, cover a wide range of topics related to science, technology and mathematics. There is an additional 20,000m2of outdoor exhibition space showcasing the Waterworks exhibition, Kinetic Garden and Ecogarden.

Technical Support Officer (Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science)

Salary: 123

Essential Job Functions

The Technical Support Officer (CRADLΣ) will be required to support the day-to-day operations of a teaching/research lab. He/She will maintain scientific and prototyping equipment (commercial and home-built) and computer systems, assist with the procurement of equipment, services & materials, maintain a stock of lab consumables, and with prototyping and small-scale manufacturing of components or experimental setups. He/She will provide logistics support for classes, workshops and similar events, such as setting up/clearing experiments, packing materials, and perform general lab house-keeping (including administrative tasks such as maintaining inventory, licenses, maintenance records, equipment usage tracking and billing). Occasionally, he/she may assist as a supporting facilitator for classes.

 

He/She will work individually and as part of a team of technical staff to keep laboratories/workplaces safe, participate in risk assessments, and may have to serve as a certified first aider. This also involves training/supervising staff and students in the safe use of tools and equipment, and ensuring that safety protocols are followed.

 


Requirements

The candidate should have a good general understanding of science/technology (in particular physical/mechanical/electrical) and demonstrate the ability to apply such knowledge in practical, engineering-type work. He/She must be a keen learner and be able to pick up/refine skills in prototyping, trouble-shooting and maintenance.

 

The candidate must be able to manage his/her responsibilities independently in a fast-paced work environment. An organized, responsible and proactive attitude, in particular with regard to lab safety, is important.  Occasional work on weekends/public holidays may be required.

 

The candidate must have a strong command of English (oral and written) and be able to work with staff and students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.