Digital Fabrication Officer

Sydney, Australia
19 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Built Environment (UNSW BE) is one of the largest built environment faculties in Australia and is internationally renowned for its comprehensive range of multidisciplinary degree programs. UNSW BE focus is on research and education relevant to the design, delivery and management of the 21st century city and the elements

About the role

  • $83,653 plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Continuing- Full time
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)


Workshop Operations

  • Oversee the maintenance of the physical infrastructure and safe working order of the Digital Fabrication Lab and 24/7 space
  • Active participation in HS activities organising appropriate work practices that conform to relevant HS legislation and University health and safety policies, particularly:
    • Inductions & training
    • Risk assessment and Safe work procedures
    • Emergency preparedness
    • Hazards and incidents – recognition and reporting
    • Maintenance
  • Organise 6 monthly safety Inspections of relevant Labs
  • Maintain systems and processes that focus on the technical aspects of the relevant Labs including a Lab operational procedures manual and maintenance register.
  • Undertake workshop induction and training procedures, documentation and validation methods.
  • Work with the Manager to coordinate workshop purchases and acquire materials and equipment.
  • Support strategic internal funding submissions for capital equipment expenditure.
  • Liaise with technical suppliers, specialist equipment representatives and industry experts and advise on best practice for use of Digital Fabrication technology
  • Maintain, implement and improve online booking tools
  • Provide advice to the Manager with reference to staffing requirements based on booking fluctuations
  • As requested, support the operations of other workshops, labs and studios

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Communicate and collaborate with internal stakeholders to better understand, anticipate and meet their current and future needs in accordance with organisational expectations.
  • Be accessible for client enquires and ensure high level technical advice is provided in a timely and customer service focused manner.

Learning and Development

  • Plan and prepare materials for formal instruction and demonstration to academics and students on fabrication equipment and techniques.
  • Schedule workshop time including booking and controlling access to equipment for research and class activities.
  • Supervise academics and students in the safe use machinery, equipment and processed within the Digital Fabrication Lab

Technical Advice

  • Provide advice to staff and students on current technical matters relating to materials, resources and equipment used in advanced digital fabrication techniques and processes.
  • Liaise with industry suppliers and specialist representatives on materials, hardware and software acquisitions.
  • Provide advice on faculty events such as open days, end of year exhibitions and design reviews.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description (see below) in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Steve Lalic Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: (61 2) 9385 3426

Applications close: 16th July 11.00 pm

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