Faculty Workshop Manager

Brisbane, Australia
03 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) comprises the Schools of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Mining Engineering, and the Advanced Water Management Centre. These units are internationally recognised and their teaching and research successes create a stimulating environment within which the Faculty staff work. 

The EAIT Faculty Workshop Group (FWG) plays a pivotal role in supporting teaching and research in design, manufacturing, electrical, electronic and instrumentation.

The FWG is structured under three teams: Skills and Design Training, Prototype Development, and Operations. The Skills and Design Training group will focus primarily on learning and includes the Architecture workshop, the Student Access Workshop (SAW), the Student Technology Centre (STC), and the proposed Student Access Laboratory. The Prototype Development group is involved with the design, development and maintenance of prototyping equipment, ranging from the manufacture of individual components to complex specialist apparatus for use in research and teaching. The group also has the capability to calibrate instrumentation and mechanical safety devices and is also available to participate in procurement activities involving laboratory and workshop equipment. The Instrumentation and Electronics workshop team will support both the Skills and Design and Prototype groups.

The role

The Faculty Workshop Manager is responsible for developing and delivering a vision for workshop support across all areas of the Faculty through effective leadership of student access laboratories and research prototyping services. At this time, the Faculty Workshop Manager has an exciting opportunity to lead a development of makerspaces that will provide students and staff with greater access to equipment and design spaces that encourage hands-on learning and collaboration.  The Manager will be required to ensure mutually beneficial and productive relationships between the workshop staff and its various stakeholders, with a clear focus on customer service and delivery. The role will also be required to deliver a harmonious work force with emphasis on team building without losing sight of customer requirement and value adding to every aspect of service delivery.

The person

Applicants should have postgraduate qualifications (engineering or any other relevant design/technology) with extensive experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.  You must have demonstrative skills in leading a multifunctional team and have an ability to strategically plan for and deliver change.  Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivation and an ability to set and deliver a vision for workshop services and support within the Faculty are essential.   


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 9. The remuneration package will be in the range $108,810 - $115,144 per annum, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $127,307 - $134,718 per annum)

Position Description

Download File Position Description_Manager_FWG.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Ms Erin Lewis on +61 7 336 54145 or email erin.lewis@uq.edu.au

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Applications close 16 August 2017