Associate Mechatronic Engineer

University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia
$71,774 to $82,110
Mar 28, 2021
Apr 21, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
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 the Times Higher Education as Australia's top young university, and located centrally in one of the world's most liveable cities. At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We proactively support inclusivity and value diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

The UTS Rapido is a technology development unit in the Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT) whose mission is to drive business performance by unlocking access to world-leading technology and research. As such UTS Rapido researches, develops and delivers hardware and software prototypes and solutions. They are currently recruiting for an Associate Mechatronic Engineer to join the team. The position will be based at the centrally located UTS Campus in Ultimo and will report directly to the Delivery Manager.

Detailed Description

The Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology delivers rigorous, practical & industry-focused education and research that encourages disruptive technologies and cultivates exceptional engineering & IT professionals. The culture of the Faculty and its Schools and Research Centres is one that balances compliance with policy and procedure with a positive outlook of excellence, connectivity and responsiveness. The ability to bring in world class R&D Engineering capabilities as well as working on an independent basis is paramount to the role

The Associate Mechatronic Engineer role is primarily responsible for providing mechatronic capacity for the development of prototypes as selected for the UTS Rapido. Additionally, the Associate Mechatronic Engineer is responsible for maintaining, testing and transferring UTS prototyping technology as required. This position is best suited for recent Engineering graduates and they are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the role:
  • Prototype and develop UTS hardware which enables the creation of the prototype technology selected by the UTS Rapido
  • Maintain and transfer UTS hardware technology as required
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of industry partner's needs and respond to requests in a timely manner
  • Apply innovative and creative thinking to contribute to the definition and implementation of innovative and suitable prototype technology and features
  • Work closely with senior engineers and senior staff members within the unit
  • Maintain awareness and understanding of established and emerging technologies
  • Keeping abreast of changes and updating documentation and other sources of information as needed

With examples, please outline in a separate document how you meet the following five (5) key selection criteria points below:

1. Demonstrating passion for established and emerging technologies

2. Ability to develop prototypes with both rigid and loose requirements, and demonstrated ability in working productively against deadlines

3. Ability to develop prototypes including both mechanical and mechatronic design

4. Experience using CAD software for the design of prototype

5. Formal university-level qualification in mechatronic engineering or relevant experience