Salary Package: from $115,030 to $127,995 per annum (HEW Level 8), plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
Appointment Type: full-time, 3 years fixed-term
Location: Macquarie University Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde
Australian Astronomical Optics - Macquarie (AAO-MQ) is seeking a qualified Senior Mechanical Engineer who can take a lead role in advancing the opto-mechanical design component of a significant instrument contract recently signed between Macquarie University and the US.
The successful candidate will contribute technical leadership for this exciting project in addition to providing expertise and advice working on a number of other innovative instrumentation projects.
You will have completed a Master's or Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or in a closely related discipline. You will have deep and broad experience as a specialist technical Mechanical Engineer with excellent skills in opto-mechanical modelling, analysis and CAD design as well as mechanical drawing and the full production lifecycle from manufacture, assembly integration and test through to commissioning and client handover. You will have a passion in analysis for precision mechanical engineering and an enthusiasm for ensuring high quality product and design documentation.
You will be experienced in opto-mechanics for scientific or technical instrumentation or very closely related fields. Experience working on telescopes, in vacuum and cryogenic instrumentation, FEA, thermal and vibration analysis and management and working knowledge of Zemax optical analysis all highly valued. You are an excellent communicator with a proactive nature, flexible and you enjoy working individually or working as part of a larger team.
Over many decades, AAO has established an enviable reputation for its precision engineering capability and expertise within astronomy instrumentation across optical, mechanical and electronic precision engineering. We are excited to take a significant role in leading and growing Australia's strength in astronomical instrumentation, partnering with the Australian National University and the University of Sydney under the banner of Astralis Instrumentation Consortium.
The AAO-MQ works in a matrix structure with close collaboration across all its functional groups. There is a strong emphasis on communities of practice and a shared culture of learning and innovation. As part of our expansive new vision, AAO-MQ's team of experts will build on the University's existing strengths in astronomy, photonics, laser technology, microfabrication, applied optics and sensing communications, with the aim of increasing industry engagement, identifying opportunities to apply AAO-MQ's expertise to medicine and defence, and expanding its presence in the fields of optics and sensing, in addition to the ongoing mission of world-leading excellence in astronomical instrumentation.
To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter that clearly demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:
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