TAS Technical Assistant

Bellevue Hill · New South Wales

Cranbrook School is seeking a full-time TAS Technical Assistant to join the Senior School Technical and Applied Studies Department, to commence as soon as possible.

Cranbrook School is seeking a full-time TAS Technical Assistant to join the Senior School Technical and Applied Studies Department, to commence as soon as possible.


The TAS Technical Assistant supports and assists staff and students in the use of the Departmental facilities, helping in the development of equipment for projects and assisting with new processes and technologies.

Responsibilities include demonstrating and educating staff and students in relation to workshop equipment to support and direct projects, including specialist equipment such as laser cutters, 3D printers and CAD/CAM machines; purchasing and maintenance of machines, tools, equipment and consumable stock; preparation of materials for projects (wood, metal, plastic etc) using machines such as circular saws, bandsaws and planers; monitoring and conducting regular maintenance on all fixed machinery, CAD/CAM machines and portable electric power tools in accordance with maintenance schedules, undertaking minor construction work such as jigs, fixtures and trolleys to assist with teaching; working with the Head of Department to develop and manage the yearly budget; maintain pricing spreadsheets for consumables to assist with project costings; and ensuring WH&S standards in practical workshops are always upheld.

This role receives 4 weeks of annual leave per year.  During school terms, the required hours are Monday to Friday 7.00am to 3.06pm. Some flexibility regarding start and finish times during school holiday periods may be possible.


You are looking for a hands-on role, and are a handy person that has a drive to improvise and be creative in their work. You have demonstrable experience using your hands and hold a degree, trade qualification or relevant experience.

With exceptional interpersonal skills, you have excellent time management and organisational skills, and can assist teachers and students to achieve better outcomes.

You are professionally presented, collegiate, and are a champion of best practices, workplace health & safety, compliance and risk management.


  • Degree or Diploma with relevant work-related experience in a technical field, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or educational and training
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to continually adapt to new technologies to assist with new practices for teachers and students
  • An understanding of relevant workplace health and safety, compliance, and risk management requirements
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training if required
  • Computer literacy skills, including using Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Willingness to take ownership of tasks and accept responsibilities
  • A flexible approach to changing priorities in the workplace
  • A friendly, kind and courteous manner
  • A firm commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 30 January 2023


Applications should include a resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and reasons for your interest in the position. Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected]. Details of at least three referees will be requested from the successful applicant.


The successful applicant for this position will be required to hold a current NSW Working with Children Check clearance and be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa with appropriate working rights.

Applications closed Monday 30 January 2023