Production or Industrial Engineer

Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia
$74,207.07 - $79,964.50
19 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
03 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Located within the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering maintains a world-class reputation and is at the cutting-edge of engineering education, research and expert consultation across the fields of mechanical, materials, mining, aerospace and mechatronic engineering. The School's reputation for research excellence attracts academia from around the world.  Our diverse research programs address the evolving needs of industry and society, and contribute to economic and social development.

The successful applicant will work as part of The ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices, which is an Industrial Transformation Research Hub built on a strong partnership between Cook Medical Australia and The University of Queensland, along with a network of other industry partners and universities including USC, USyd and RMIT University. The Hub aims to develop cost competitive technologies for the rapid production of devices for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) and related clinical applications in order to ensure that the Australian industry remains globally competitive.  The Hub team seeks to concurrently develop materials, technologies and flexible manufacturing processes.

The ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices seeks to contribute to better health and clinical outcomes globally by attracting and retaining talented people from research and industry for the collaborative development of innovative medical device manufacturing technologies.

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for optimising the value stream of customised medical devices serving patients with time critical medical conditions. The ideal candidate will be able to apply their knowledge and experience of manufacturing flow optimisation practices to deliver advanced solutions to the unique challenges associated with custom medical device production. Responsibilities will also include working closely with researchers to integrate new technologies into the value stream.

These activities will support the ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices. The Production/Industrial Engineer will work closely with the continuous improvement and research teams at Cook Medical Australia to develop and integrate new manufacturing systems incorporating advanced automation technologies. The role will be based on-site at partner manufacturing locations.

The person

Applicants should possess a bachelor degree in Engineering or equivalent qualification and/or similar industrial experience. You should also have demonstrated experience in lean manufacturing, system and flow optimisation and visual quality management experience. You should have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, work independently, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and contribute towards a safe working culture and environment.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,965 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $93,559 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Michael Bermingham on +61 7 334 69571 or

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