Operations Manager

at Swinburne University of Technology

  • Full-time ongoing role, based in Hawthorn
  • Work with state of the art facilities
  • 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. We are 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.

Swinburne's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is at the forefront of the university’s focus on developing innovative solutions to real-life problems. We create graduates who are trained and motivated to make an immediate contribution to the workplace.

About the job

Reporting to the Faculty Manager, the Operations Manager is charged with the responsibility and accountability for the smooth and efficient operations of approximately 25 laboratories within our Centre for Micro-Photonics (CMP) and Centre for Quantum and Optical Science (CQOS) Research Centres. Working closely with the Research Leaders, you will support our research to ensure all operational requirements are met in order to support research and teaching activities. Essential to this role is the overall compliance, training and management of safety management systems and adherence to meeting Australian Safety Standards.

As leaders in the field of photonics, over the next 12 months, you will look to collaborate closely with a broad stakeholder group and support the running of some exciting new commercialisation projects.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of laboratory management, laboratory safety protocol, laser safety, photonics and clean rooms
  • Ability to lead high performing teams and communicate effectively in a team environment.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to liaise, with tact, maturity and appreciation for sensitive issues, dealing with staff at all levels.

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

What we offer

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 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 find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/

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

For further information about the position, please contact Fiona Spurrell (Faculty Manager, FSET) on +613 9214 8861.

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

Position number: 30992 Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 20th August

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