Senior Nanofabrication Engineer

Boroondara, Australia
24 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

• Attractive salary and generous benefits
• 3 year fixed term contract, full-time
• Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

As our Nanofabrication Engineer, you act as the primary technical expert providing advice, consultation, and design work in this highly specialised field. Your daily responsibilities will include the operation, management, and maintenance of existing nanofabrication/analysis equipment (with initial focus on PE-CVD and coating equipment), installation of and operation and management of current and future nanofabrication/analysis equipment. You will be tasked with the development of advanced capabilities of existing and new nanofabrication/analysis equipment, new user training on existing and future nanofabrication/analysis equipment, and direct user assistance for development of advanced designs/experiments and for assistance in finding solutions to user problems. 

Your technical proficiency will allow you to provide input in the design of support infrastructure systems -including key safety systems, process gases and chemical delivery and gas abatement systems to support research and teaching. The ability to plan and execute complex processing projects, process development and characterisation equipment installation is essential.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree with proven relevant experience; or extensive experience and expertise in technical and administrative fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated experience working with and maintaining high and ultra-high vacuum instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design of instrumentation and process development, including instrumentation involving thin film deposition processing equipment.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer

At Swinburne we recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. 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 discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. 

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

How to apply

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

For further information about the position, please contact Dan Kapsaskis (Operations Manager) on +613 9214 4884. 

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

Position number: 31194
Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 21st November 2017

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