• Full Time
  • Sydney

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University of Technology Sydney

Technical Officer, 3D Knitting, Advanced Fabrication Lab – IRC230993

Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB)

About us

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by QS Top 50 Under 50 rankings as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

The UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) has an international reputation for its high impact industry focused research and excellence in teaching and learning. The Faculty prioritises its international connections, the unique student experiences and industry connected research. The Faculty’s organisational structure comprises three Schools, two research centres, technical units and administrative services. The Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) is currently recruiting for a Technical Officer, 3D Knitting, Advanced Fabrication Lab to join the team on a full-time, permanent basis.

About the Role

The Technical Officer, 3D Knitting, Advanced Fabrication Lab (AFL) is responsible for assisting with operations of the Faculty’s Advanced Fabrication Lab to support teaching programs, academic research projects, industry engagement and appropriate safe use of workshop equipment.  This role pro-actively supports academics (and students as relevant) in securing project opportunities and project funding relating to the 3D seamless knit machine and the AFL more generally.

More specifically, in this role you will:

·        Maintain the physical infrastructure of the Knit Lab including maintaining equipment in safe working order, comprising of a Shima Seiki SWG154-XR whole garment seamless knit machine and associated Knit Lab equipment.

·        Implement and monitor WHS policies and risk assessments by organising appropriate work practices.

·        Provide advice and undertake programming for a Shima Seiki SWG154-XR whole garment seamless knit machine.

·        Supervise academics and students in the safe use of workshop equipment.

·        Plan and prepare materials for formal instruction to academics and students on seamless knit machine equipment and techniques including software instruction, file preparation and the provision of reference material and resources.

With examples, please outline in a separate document how you meet the following six (6) key selection criteria points:

1.      High-level problem-solving skills.

2.      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

3.      Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

4.      Good working knowledge of seamless 3D knitting design and programming including knit techniques, methods and processes. Previous Shima Seiki knowledge desirable.

5.      Experience in providing expertise and training skills.

6.      Willingness to share 3D knit knowledge and learn other multi axis CAM fabrication equipment, technologies and software.


Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary: $87,282 to $94,504 pa (HEW 6)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This is a full-time position, and the appointment will be made on a continuing (permanent) basis.

How to Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description (available in the Documents section).

In addition to your CV and Cover Letter; you are also required to address only the above six (6) key selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with addressing the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria​.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC230993 and your name.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Anabel Wason in the UTS Recruitment Team via recruitment@uts.edu.au

Closing Date: Advertising for the role has closed. We received a limited response, therefore we are willing to consider all late applications via recruitment@uts.edu.au

We welcome international candidates and will support visa sponsorship.


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UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we were among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.


We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


To apply for this job please visit recruitment.uts.edu.au.

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