The Papua New Guinea University of Technology
  • Post Date: September 20, 2023
  • Apply Before: September 30, 2023
  • Applications 0
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Job Overview

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following position within the University.


Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the Technical Officer – Agriculture Technology – will be responsible for conducting practicals for agriculture engineering, farm mechanization and post-harvest technology while simultaneously attending to basic IT needs of the Department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and conduct laboratory and field practicals for agriculture engineering, farm mechanization and post-harvest technology
  • Provide technical assistance in the areas of teaching and research for both undergraduate and and postgraduate students
  • Collaborate with lecturer and lab manager to arrange field and industrial visits for the students
  • Oversee the housekeeping and maintenance of machineries, equipment, software and other items for agriculture engineering, farm mechanization and post-harvest technology
  • Attend to issues, troubleshoot and solve IT problems in the entire department
  • Provide industry-based consultancy
  • Execute any other tasks as directed by the Lab Manager or the HoD.

Qualification & Experience

  • Degree in Agriculture Science plus a certificate/diploma in Information Technology
  • Two years of experience with using and maintaining agriculture machineries, structures and equipment in farming activities
  • Experience with the use and maintenance of post-harvest machineries and equipment to maintain food quality, protect food safety and to reduce loss between food harvest and consumption
  • Basic knowledge and skills of drone technology, GIS and mapping, use of sensors and agriculture technology platforms
  • Basic knowledge and skills of engineering in agriculture operations
  • Have excellent communication skills, a team player, committed and results oriented.


Technical Officer I/II K25,805 – K37,037 per annum

Domestic Market Allowance K1,200 per annum

(Level of appointment depends upon qualification and experience)

Application Procedure:

A detailed application with updated curriculum vitae including certified copies of qualifications, names and email addresses, phone numbers of three (3) current referees including one from past/present employer should be sent to:

The Director – Human Resources

PNG University of Technology

Private Mail Bag

Lae, 411

Papua New Guinea

Applications must be compiled and sent as one PDF file to [email protected] with an indication of their earliest availability to take up the appointment.


  • Deadline for all applications is 30th of September, 2023.
  • Only shortlisted applications will be acknowledged.
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