Design Technical Officer

Boroondara, Australia
22 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focused on high-quality teaching and resources, and active engagement with industry and community
  • HEW 6, $74,894 - $80,845 plus 17% super
  • Full-time, ongoing, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

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

The purpose of the position of Design Technical Officer is to provide a high level of technical support in the Design Prototyping and Architecture Workshops to students both Undergraduate and Postgraduate as well as Academic and Research staff within the Faculty of Health Arts and Design.

The position works closely with the Manager Technical Services Design and Architecture, and academic staff within the discipline to ensure that training and support is provided in a timely manner for all classroom requirements.

This position provides accurate advice to the Manager Technical Services Design & Architecture and the Associate Director Technical Services in regard to required purchases of new equipment and workshop consumables. 

The Design Technical Officer will be required to utilize a large scope of skills from high-end 3D printing, CNC Machining to general workshop skills like laser cutting, using hand tools and working with composites.

The Design Technical Officer is part of the Faculty technical services team, and will be required to work collaboratively with a range of staff and students across the Faculty.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Completion of a relevant degree and or demonstrated design workshop experience 
  • Broad knowledge of sequential processes in various types of production processes including plastics, metal, timbers and composites
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages, CAD CAM, Adobe Illustrator, 3D Printing software
  • Experience with various computer driven methods of manufacture and prototyping

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


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

How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume and cover letter. Please note: A key selection criteria is not required for this application. 

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

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.

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

For further information about the position, please contact Andrew Tarlinton, Workshop Manager on +61 3 9214 6111. 

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

Position number: TBC

Applications close at 5 pm, Monday 29 January 2018

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