Technician (Horticulture and Landscape Management)

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
Full Time
Junior (less than 3 years)
Higher Diploma / Foundation Year / Associate Degree
English, Cantonese

Job Description

Technician (Horticulture and Landscape Management)

In 2016/17, THEi is offering 20 degree programmes through three faculties.

Faculty of Design and Environment: Advertising, Fashion Design, Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture (2-year professional programme), Horticulture and Landscape Management, and Surveying (jointly with the Faculty of Science and Technology).
Faculty of Management and Hospitality: Sports and Recreation Management, Culinary Arts and Management, Professional Accounting, Hotel Operations Management, Public Relations and Management, and Retail Management.
Faculty of Science and Technology: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Management, Building Services Engineering, Health Care, Food Science and Safety, Multimedia Technology and Innovation, and Information and Communications Technology.

In 2016/17, seven programmes (Fashion Design, Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Landscape Management, Culinary Arts and Management, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Engineering and Management) are in the Government’s Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors, which provides subsidies to students varying from $40,000 to $70,000 per year.

All the programmes are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Most of them are also accredited by the relevant professional bodies.

A new campus is being built on a site in Chai Wan next door to the Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) campus at Chai Wan. It is scheduled for completion in 2017/18.

Major Duties:
(a) To assist in the setting up of facilities and services for the Faculty;
(b) To assist academic staff and senior technician in demonstration, laboratories or practical classes and projects;
(c) To provide technical support to staff and students in teaching and research related activities;
(d) To coordinate the procurement of consumables and equipment;
(e) To keep stores and inventory and prepare store and equipment estimates; and
(f) To provide technical support to ad-hoc activities of the Faculty.

Requirements:
(a) A recognised diploma or a higher certificate, preferably in Biology, Environmental Science, Horticulture or related disciplines;
(b) At least two years’ relevant work experience;
(c) Preferably with experience in the operation and maintenance of chemical laboratory;
(d) Preferably with experience in applications of PiCUS Expert, and IML equipment and their software;
(e) Good communication and interpersonal skills; and
(f) Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Chinese.

Notes:
(1) Candidate may be appointed on temporary terms of employment.
(2) Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend and pass a trade test.
(3) The appointee may be required to perform duties at different sites and work irregular hours, shifts and on Saturdays and Sundays.
(4) The remuneration package will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION
A completed application form [VTC-1 (Rev. 12/2012)], together with full curriculum vitae, should be sent to The Registry, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Room 315, 20A Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island, New Territories, Hong Kong. Please specify on the envelope the reference of the post.

Closing date for application: 18 November 2016

The Institute reserves the right not to fill the post(s). Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only and will be destroyed within 24 months.


Technical Skills

  • Product Design
  • Technical Support