Senior Additive Manufacturing Researcher

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$103,994 - $117,305 (plus super) per annum

Location: Melbourne

Type: N/A

Posted: 01/07/2021


The Role

The Senior Additive Manufacturing Researcher (SAMR), under broad direction from the Mechanical and Electronic Principal Engineers Research Engineering, is responsible for operations and development of the additive manufacturing capability located at DST Fishermans Bend. The additive manufacturing capability will be developed in partnership with DST subject matter experts in order to satisfy the needs of the DST additive manufacturing research program.

The SAMR is required to develop mechatronic and software solutions enabling research activities utilising DST’s multi-material 3D printing capability. The SAMR will be involved with the development of bespoke 3D printing strategies and hardware for use on various Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) and robotic platforms. The SAMR will be responsible for the operation of several 3D printing technologies to support the collective needs of the Science and Technology (S&T) program. The SAMR will possess excellent communication skills and will be responsible for liaison with research and technical staff in order to deliver bespoke and novel solutions and methods as well as routine 3D printed components and research hardware. The SAMR will report to the Manager Industry and Academic Engagement (MIAE).

The SAMR will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of mechatronic hardware systems and software strategies enabling research activities supporting the DST additive manufacturing research program.
  • Liaise with DST subject matter experts in order to understand the key research requirements in additive manufacturing and associated hardware/software required to support the associated research activities.
  • Operation and maintenance of the onsite additive manufacturing capabilities.
  • Responsible for knowledge sharing in the Additive Manufacturing domain with DSTG staff and partners.
  • Manage the delivery of additive manufacturing outputs to DST/Defence stakeholders utilising onsite additive manufacturing capabilities.
  • Coordinate reach back to other national sites as required to ensure additive manufacturing services are provided in a timely manner.
  • Work with integrated teams comprising members from across RE, DST, Industry and Academia to support multidisciplinary projects with mechatronic engineering contribution.
  • Develop strong positive relationships with the DST client base and the Engineering Support Services Contractor, and promote capabilities to support the Defence S&T program.
  • Work with the Director Industry and Academic Engagement (DIAE) to develop strong external relationships and leverage academia, external agencies and industry to deliver S&T outcomes.

​​​​​​​The Team

Research Services Division (RSD) delivers specialist capabilities to the Defence Innovation Science and Technology (IS&T). RSD comprises a professional workforce of highly specialised engineers, technicians, computational scientists and other professional staff who provide a wide range of highly specialised and unique research capability and innovative solutions which provide the advanced research platforms for defence, national security and the wider defence IS&T ecosystem.

RSD capabilities accelerate and protect Defence’s science and technology advances and promote a collaborative, compliant, safe and healthy workplace.

RSD’s work areas include:

  • Emerging digital science capabilities, including computational and data intensive science, research data and information and laboratory and experimental systems
  • Scientific computing including the development and acquisition of a world-class secure High Performance Computing (HPC) capability for advanced modelling and simulation
  • Nationally recognised, unique and novel research engineering capabilities
  • Development and implementation of the Outstanding Research Infrastructure Powering Innovation pillar, a major component of the More Together: Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030
  • Defence innovation, science and technology compliance, assurance, and sovereignty through complex research safety, research security and scientific resource management.

Research Engineering (RE) branch provides integrated, multi-disciplined, leading edge, rapid response and innovative scientific engineering capability to the Defence S&T program. RE is dedicated to collaborating closely with DSTG researchers while providing valuable support to Defence and National Security operations and provides capabilities across six functional areas: Electronic and Software Engineering; Electronic Fabrication; Micro and Nano Engineering; Mechanical Fabrication; Mechanical Engineering; and Scientific Applied Imaging. Certified to the IOS9001 Quality Management System, RE provides consistent fit for purpose engineering solutions and the application of best business practices.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for people who are genuinely interested in the opportunity provided; development of novel electronic designs and systems across a wide range of domains. They will have an interest in producing high quality work, and seek to continually improve and broaden their skills.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/02916/21


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