Operations Manager

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
03 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
05 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Operations Manager (Research and Development)
  • Factory of the Future is a blueprint for modern innovation
  • HEW 8: $92,838-$100,221 plus 17% superannuation
  • Full-time, fixed term position until 2020 based at the Hawthorn campus

Swinburne has an international reputation for research excellence, innovation and impact through active research engagement with industry, business and the community. Our commitment to high-quality teaching and research is reflected in our place within a number of prestigious world academic rankings. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology will drive Swinburne’s 2025 vision to produce future ready learner in STEM and is at the forefront of the university’s focus on developing innovative solutions to real-life problems. We create socially and globally responsible graduates who are trained and motivated to make an immediate contribution to the workplace.

We are seeking a highly professional and experienced Operations Manager (Research and Development) to join our team within the Factory of the Future. You will be responsible for the operation, management and maintenance of the manufacturing and prototyping facilities and technical staff within the Factory of the Future (FoF) whilst supporting Swinburne’s global partnerships and the project management of our international industry projects. In this role you will also be expected to be the initial contact point for a wide variety of internal and external enquiries, providing authoritative technical advice on the range of manufacturing and design capabilities found in FoF and across the University. The Operations Manager will have line management of a number of technical staff members and will be responsible for the allocation of personnel and facility resources across projects within the Factory of the Future

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in a technical management role requiring the ability to plan, coordinate, supervise, monitor and evaluate. Your demonstrated ability to provide comprehensive and efficient technical support in a range of manufacturing and prototyping tools to diverse range of users is also essential. A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various voluntary salary packaging options. Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including negotiable removal expenses for Academic staff, paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available. To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/

Swinburne is committed to advancing gender equality in academia, particularly in STEM disciplines. Swinburne was one of the first Australian universities to join the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot to improve the promotion and retention of women and gender minorities in STEM. We also welcome applications from Indigenous people; varying age workers; people with disabilities; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the WGEA as the Employer of Choice of Gender Equality 2015, and of key initiatives such as Pride @ Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision – to become a world class university creating social and economic Innovation.

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information, please contact Prof Bronwyn Fox, blfox@swin.edu.au, +613 9214 5343

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 32788
Applications close: 5pm, Friday 5 May 2017

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