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Deputy Site Supervisor - Townsville

Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: Regional Queensland, Queensland, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down!


We are currently looking for a Maker Space – Deputy Site Supervisor to join our Engineering Services business, based in Townsville, QLD for an initial 12 month contract period. This is a unique position, which rarely appears on the market and we encourage former ADF personal or someone who has Maker skills and is looking for that unique employment opportunity.


Reporting to the Makerspace Operations Manager and Site Supervisor, you will work with the Site Supervisor to act as an onsite deputy supervisor and technical coordinator who will be working with both the Operations Manager and local unit innovation representatives to deliver the Army Makerspace Program. The Deputy Site Supervisor will support the day to day operation of their assigned Makerspace.


As the MakerspaceDeputy Site Supervisor your responsibilities will include:

  • Work with the Site Supervisory in the day to day running of the Makerspace including, maintaining consumable levels, machine readiness, housekeeping and health and safety management.
  • Client induction management and technical training, inclusive of coordination and delivery.
  • Safety system administration and implementation.
  • Equipment and consumable management.
  • Support and guidance to local innovation activities and events.
  • Assist in the development of site specific SOPs.
  • Facility and equipment usage data collection and reporting.
  • Assist users in developing creative problem-solving and ideation skills through using your experience and technical knowledge to assist concept and prototype development.
  • Consult with users to identify project support requirements.
  • Work with user and Makerspace support network to develop a technical support plan.
  • Assist in the setup and running of makerspace operational processes to deliver on unit innovation and experimentation goals.
  • Troubleshoot equipment as well as project problems and report to the appropriate stakeholder or take action as necessary.


To be successful in the role of MakerspaceDeputy Site Supervisor you will require:

  • Minimum 5 years technical trades experience in Electronics, IT, Electrical, Fitter machinist or Mechanical / or minimum 2 years engineering experience in Electronics, Electrical, Mechatronics or a similar discipline.
  • Experience working on design and prototyping unique solutions or low rate production runs.
  • Experience with any of the following; Laser CNC, 3D printing, PCB Printing (eg.Voltera), VR/AR dev, software programmable kits, smart applications and general prototyping.
  • Ability to coach and mentor users to achieve project requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the operation of fabrication machines and associated software.
  • Ability to research and select off the shelf software solutions in order to make timely project recommendations regarding necessity, purchasing and deployment.


Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


Life at QinetiQ

Are you ready to be part of a game-changing team, leading the development of tomorrow’s technology? When you join QinetiQ, you’ll work alongside some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. We offer generous benefits to support you throughout each stage of your career, including industry-leading flexibility and generous performance rewards.

At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed. Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Leave purchase
  • Loyalty leave
  • Individual and company performance bonuses
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here:




As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work,  meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.