Fabrication Coordinator, Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab

Sydney, Australia
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab
Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

  • Play a significant role in ensuring the provision of support for the teaching and research activities within the School
  • 12 month Fixed Term Full-time Role, Located at Darlington Campus
  • Base Salary: $82,098 p.a. Level 6, plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Manager, Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab, as the Fabrication Coordinator, you will be responsible to

  • Provide expert technical support to students and researchers using the facilities of the Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab (DMaF Lab).
  • Coordinate the daily operation of the fabrication laboratory facility, carry out technical maintenance and development of fabrication equipment.
  • Provide effective leadership, guidance and support to staff in the work area.
  • Manage the provision of a broad range of teaching, curriculum and research support to academic and teaching staff, ensuring the needs of the faculty and work area are met effectively and efficiently.
  • Ensure that the fabrication laboratory is properly maintained, that all equipment is functioning correctly and that preventative work/maintenance protocols are in place and delivered for equipment.
  • Manage the functionality and development of student teaching spaces in the fabrication laboratory, demonstrations, inductions and practical classes being run in the fabrication laboratory, and research work being carried out in the fabrication laboratory.
  • Ensure that the relevant Work, Health and Safety standards are met in the work area and are aligned to the University's WHS policy.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

We are looking for a Fabrication Coordinator, Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab who possesses:

  • A trade or University qualification in a relevant fabrication or design field; or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.
  • Effective and tactful verbal and written communication skills, together with strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement, along with the ability to prioritise workload during busy periods.
  • Demonstrated leadership, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • Experience operating, and demonstrating or training others in the effective and safe use of, machinery, equipment and a variety of fabrication skills and processes.
  • Extensive practical knowledge of at least one specialist fabrication skill, material properties and behaviours relevant to the work area.
  • Knowledge of analogue and digital design processes and fabrication methods in the fields of design, architecture, manufacturing, model making, or product design, or related fields – and their application in a workshop setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work, sometimes under pressure, with competing priorities and sometimes limited supervision.
  • Intermediate computer skills, with a sound understanding of purchase ordering, WHS record and database keeping, budgeting and rostering; good record keeping skills.
  • Sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the workshop or fabrication laboratory environment including experience in working with hazardous substances with well-rounded experience in implementing safety procedures relevant to the fabrication laboratory.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

The Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning is concerned with the creation of sustainable designed environments, both digital and physical, to enhance the collective human experience. Our teaching and research programs foster critical and creative thinking across the disciplines of Architecture, Architectural Sciences, Design and Urban and Regional Planning and Policy. Our high caliber students join a prestigious and influential body of leading practitioners, thought leaders and change agents in a local, national and global context.

The DMaF Lab has a specialised suite of world-class analogue, digital and robotic fabrication workshops, based in the University Of Sydney School Of Architecture, Design and Planning. The DMaF Lab is dedicated to supporting the research objectives and teaching agenda of the School. The DMaF Labs include highly technical facilities, equipment and resources including: robotics, digital fabrication, timber and metal joinery workshops, casting, multimedia, sensing and control technologies and their embedded and supporting software technologies. The equipment is operated and supervised by a highly skilled team of technical and research staff made accessible for use by academic staff and students.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 957/0518F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 19 June 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.© The University of Sydney

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