Employment Opportunities

We are currently inviting applications for the role of DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES TECHNICIAN

Our Lady of Mercy College Australind is a nurturing co-educational secondary College for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Our Lady of Mercy College is a new and vibrant College, located in Australind which is locally referred to as an aquatic paradise. Surrounded by water with the Brunswick and Collie Rivers to the east and south and the Leschenault Estuary to the west, it's a great place for boating, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and raising a family. Just 11 kilometres north of Bunbury, you can reach Perth in one and a half hours along the Forrest Highway, making Australind an ideal sea change location.

The Catholic faith, in the Mercy tradition, is at the heart of the College. The guiding philosophy is centred in ‘Embracing Life, Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Learning’. We encourage our students to embrace all aspects of life, to nurture their spirituality and to let their natural curiosity inspire deep learning.

The College invites applications for the role of Design and Technology Technician. The position is part time (0.5 full time equivalent) and is currently structured as three full days per week.

This role assists the Technology Department by overseeing the operation and maintenance of the workshop tools and machines and ensuring Occupational Health and Safety processes are followed. In addition, the role will involve tasks such as materials preparation required for classes, conducting stocktakes and reordering of materials, pickups and deliveries, maintaining a clean workshop, troubleshooting and modifying machines as required.

We are looking for a highly organised individual, who has the ability to occasionally assist the Property Service Team with building maintenance tasks and physical support when required at the College.

This position commences mid-January 2021.


Essential Selection Criteria


The successful person will have;

  • A Catholic background or the ability to demonstrate empathy with the Catholic ethos of the College

  • Well-developed knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety in the workshop and/or construction industry

  • Driver’s Licence

  • Knowledge of machine and tool maintenance associated with a workshop

  • Willingness to learn to operate new machines and to adapt to using new technology

  • High level organisation and planning skills

  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work

  • Ability to show initiative within a team context

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Fabricating experience producing wood items and metal items

  • Well-developed hand skills

  • Well-developed computer skills

Qualifications Required

  • Western Australia Department of Education National Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC)

  • Working with Children Screen Check

  • Drivers Licence

  • Have completed, working towards, or be willing to work towards completing to CEWA Accreditation requirements. Additional information can be found here: CEWA Limited Accreditation Framework



Part time, three days per week 8.00am – 4.00pm (specific days are negotiable).
0.5 FTE (44 weeks per year).
Some afterhours work may be required from time to time.




$53,798 - $63,119 (Full time equivalent)
Award: Administrative and Technical Officers EBA


How to Apply


All applicants must complete an Application Form including the relevant attachments required to be considered for any position.

Applications are to be addressed to The Principal, Mr Rob Crothers and submitted via email to humanresources@olmca.wa.edu.au.

Download the Application Form here.


Closing Date


Applications must be submitted before 3.00pm on Friday 15 January 2021. The Principal reserves the right to make an appointment once a suitable applicant has been identified.


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