Technician / Senior Technician (Coil Winding) (2419) Gracefield, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

  • Do you have a qualification and/or industry experience in applied engineering?
  • Can you communicate and interact effectively with a wide variety of people from various backgrounds?
  • Are you keen to contribute to a range of cutting-edge research projects?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role 

The Robinson Research Institute has an international reputation for superconducting engineering, materials physics and manufacturing engineering. We offer a unique opportunity for a high-achieving technician to work alongside some of NZ’s top research scientists and engineers and contribute to a range of cutting-edge research projects that involve the development of new concepts in materials and manufacturing - from discovery science through to commercial implementation.  

We are seeking a Senior Technician / Technician (Coil Winding) to work on a number of applied engineering programmes across the Institutes research portfolio. 

You will: 

a) Be responsible for running the Robinson Coil Winding Facility.   
b) Oversee the winding of HTS & LTS coils.   
c) Train Robinson staff in winding the different coils required.  
d) Support a wide range of key projects across the institute including the commercial Head MRI project, and space projects. 
e) Assist in the training of students and staff.  
f) Ensure that the facilities operate at optimum effectiveness.    

Ō pūmanawa - About you

Successful applicants will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or industry experience relevant to the position. 

You will be someone with a proven ability to work well within a team of people, and to communicate and interact effectively with a wide variety of people from various backgrounds and ages, whilst also being able to work in a semi-autonomous capacity, providing flexible client-focused support services. 

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy:  31 October 2021                             

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Jeannie Redman at But applicants should follow all steps listed below.  

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand:

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.