Business description:

We are Australia’s most advanced industrial testing services organization of it’s type and a global supplier of safety restraints (seat belts, snatch straps, tow ropes and harnesses).

Projects / tasks:

Project scopes are subject to change. Key projects include;

1) Industrial Engineer – Design Phase for establishing new High Volume and Export Production Line, PFMEA, PCPs, etc for Defense Military Restraints. (High Priority Program for local and export contracts ramping up in Sept 2020)

2) Materials and/or Mechanical Engineer to work on a Military, FIA Quick Release Buckle and new Safety Belt program. Initial Design concepts completed, prototypes and testing completed against initial design. Design for production is next phase.

3) Mechanical testing support including potential test program development and execution. Opportunities exist to work with instrumented Crash Test Dummies and instrumented test equipment; Novel industrial testing for mining, defence, etc.; and dynamic, environment, durability, and vibration test programs for Automotive and Industrial.

Technical skills:

• Prior experience with Solid Works would be advantageous
• Industrial Engineer, ability to look at existing processes, look at practical automation opportunities. Understanding of the principles Production and Quality Control. Knowledge of PFMEAs, PCPs, Value Stream Mapping, etc. would be advantageous. Needs to be practical in their thinking, and optimise both Manual, Automated and Test operations.
• Materials and/or Mechanical Engineer with good knowledge of material properties and design to withstand dynamic forces. Good problem solving skills to address the current design deficiencies to overcome current performance failures. Understanding of plastics, metals and glass filled plastics and alternative low weight materials.
• Test Engineers. Skill requirements are relatively open. However an engineer with Kinematics interest, Physics and mechanical engineering are prime for these roles.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good communication and report writing skills, Collaborative Work Ethic, Can do attitude.
The available roles will best suit an outgoing individual who is self-driven and able to work independently to drive the progress of these projects.

Business description:

A long-standing Defence contractor, supporting key Defence aviation, maritime and land capabilities through our specialised engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, materials processing, and supply chain management functions. We are renowned for our key commitments to Defence, including:

  1. Manufacturing landing gear and hydraulic components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
  2. Design and implementation of repairs for aircraft landing gear systems, and other aircraft functional components.
  3. Design and implementation of Supersonic Particle Deposition & Laser Additive Deposition (Additive Metal) repairs for aircraft landing gear systems

We provide engineering interns with a unique opportunity to gain experience in the range of technologies we use to effectively sustain Defence’s aerospace, maritime and land capabilities including:

  • Design and implementation of precision manufacturing and maintenance tasks;
  • Non-destructive testing;
  • Corrosion protection and surface finishing;
  • Design of Traditional and Additive Material repairs including the state-of-the-art metallic repair techniques Supersonic Particle Deposition and Laser Additive Deposition.

Projects / tasks:

Design of tooling, fixtures and jigs to support the manufacture, processing & assembly of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter components. The project is part of our F-35 JSF manufacturing and maintenance program. The project involves observing the manual metallic processing of manufactured parts, and designing and implementing workflow processes and equipment which accelerate the schedule but without compromising safety or quality. The project feeds into our existing F-35 JSF manufacturing and maintenance program, and assures our ongoing competitiveness for future JSF export opportunities.

Design of component repairs and test fixtures to support the maintenance of the F/A-18 Hornet, MH60R Romeo, CH-47 Chinook and other Defence platforms. We are a global leader in the design and implementation of Additive Material (AM) repairs for the FA-18 Hornet. We are constantly seeking to reduce reliance on traditional repairs, and to increase our AM repair capabilities to include an additional range of components and structures. The project involves redesigning traditional repairs using AM technology. The project feeds into our existing F-18, CH-47 and MH-60R Romeo maintenance programs, and assures our ongoing competitiveness for future F-35 JSF and MH-60R Romeo maintenance export opportunities.

Technical skills:

Some CATIA experience is highly desirable.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

An intern that would thrive with us is an aspiring engineer with the following characteristics:

  • Enthusiastic, curious and willing to get involved;
  • Team player, but able to work autonomously on tasks;
  • Maintain a focus on safety at all times; and
  • Excited to explore Defence engineering as a possible career.

A mechanical, aerospace or materials engineering degree would be well suited. The ideal Engineering Intern is a person who seeks to understand new technologies and processes, and use that understanding to sustain and improve engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing performance.

Business Description

Manufacture of Printed Circuit Boards

Projects / tasks

Developing advanced capabilities for HDI printed circuit boards

Technical skills

Sound analytical and technical analysis. Understanding of basic chemistry. CAD helpful but not essential. STEMs basics

Intern interpersonal qualities

Easy to get along with.  Must be able to communicate well and follow instruction. Self-motivated.

Business Description

Advance Manufacturer of Sheetmetal Assemblies and associated components, current projects include the Land 400 phase 2 program.

Projects / tasks

Design & Development of current projects for production, Improvement of process & controls to enable ease of manufacture, CNC programming and capability.

Technical skills

AutoDesk Inventor

Intern interpersonal qualities

Keen to learn & collaborate in new environment across all areas, Not afraid to adapt and learn new skills, Great communication ability as they will be working with multiple teams.

Business description:

We are predominantly a mining equipment manufacturer (especially underground service vehicles). In parallel with that we undertake contract build for partners, such as manufacturing of buses for BusTech/Metro and the Land 8116 defence project with Hanwha.

Projects / tasks:

Front end loading for Land 8116 Project, of which there are two key streams that an intern could be placed into depending on preference:

• Project management

o Project definition
o Costing
o Schedule and sequencing

• Engineering and design

o Design of jigs and fixtures
o Process design
o Engineering and process development for welding and machining

Technical skills:

CAD and mechanical aptitude for Engineering – General project acumen for PM

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Positive attitude, Work ethic

Business description:

We create intelligent environmental engineering solutions. We collaborate with our clients to deliver innovative and environmentally responsible programs. We have five distinct Business Areas:

  1. Defence: remediation of sites contaminated with UXO, CWAs and TRWs; supply of CBRN protection
  2. Energy: bulk fuel infrastructure management; decommissioned site management; remediation of hazardous materials
  3. Marine: oil spill equipment and response vessels; storage and maintenance services; security; shoreline and marine spill training
  4. Environment: environmental remediation including PFAS soil, water and concrete remediation
  5. College: Our Registered Training Organisation for the delivery of competencies as required by our industry partners.

Projects / tasks:

1. Weekly engineering planning meetings
2. Australian Standard study specific to hydrocarbon storage and transfer
3. Concept design development specific to the active project
4. Industry specific site visits
5. Design & drafting
6. Draft specification development
7. Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality documentation preparation and planning

Technical skills:

Engineering discipline specific processes (Mech, Mechatronic) and associated activities such as CAD, Excel spreadsheet development and first principle engineering discipline calculations.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Excellent communication skills. Resilient; Resourceful; Focused

Business description:

We service the needs of defence, mining, autonomous vehicles and motor sport industries requiring specialised engineering services. We specialise in Advanced engineering, performance vehicle design, analysis and multi body and motion simulation in the fields of vehicle dynamics and suspension design.  The systems we design and manufacture significantly improve the safety and performance of vehicles.   Our highly regarded work integrated learning program offers undergraduate engineering students experience in innovative world leading technologies that are applied across a range of sectors from Defence to high performance racing.  This is one of a few places in Australia operating across a vast range of sectors, as such its work experience program is highly sought after, and highly regarded within the industry.

Projects / tasks:

  • Automated Load Handling System – both control systems and mechanical opportunities as well as fabrication
  • Autonomous systems development – both control systems and mechanical design opportunities on a commercial vehicle project
  • Various Mechanical Engineering Design projects
  • Defence Mechanical projects
  • Quality Engineering projects

Technical skills:

  1. Dynamic Engineering Solutions – Advanced component design – Advanced component analysis – Kinematic analysis – Vehicle Suspension design – Aerodynamic design
  2. Simulation – Full articulated – rigid vehicle simulation – Terrain analysis – Vehicle driver training simulation – Race strategy simulation
  3. Manufacturing – CNC Machining / CAD programming  – 11 Axis CNC – 9 Axis CNC – 7 Axis CNC – 5 Axis CNC
  4. Quality – CMM up to 2 microns
  5. Computer Aided Design (CAD) – Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  6. Analysis – Vehicle data logging and analysis – Fully integrated HUMS devices (Health Monitoring Systems)  – Through life support – NDT and NDI facilities

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The intern’s interpersonal skills are as critical as are the technical elements relating to Mechanical / Electrical / Control Systems Engineering. The intern’s personal attributes should be aligned with our organisational values – passion, integrity, respect for others, innovative, and determination.  They should have well developed verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution skills, “can do attitude”, self-motivated, friendly and personable and have an ability to connect to people.

Business Description:

Our company is building the next generation of advanced robotic arms. We design, test, and manufacture advanced robotic arm solutions for harsh environments such as underwater, nuclear, and land. Our high quality, state-of-the-art robotic manipulators help operators push the boundaries of inspection and intervention. Our customers include military organisations, service providers for the oil and gas industry conducting pipe and tank inspections, marine scientists, and the autonomous robotics research community.

Projects / Tasks:

During an Internship with our company, you will get exposure to the most advanced robotic arms in the world and be given opportunities to understand them further from a mechanical, electrical, software, or mechatronics perspective, depending on your engineering discipline and interests. Tasks in the internship will include:

  • Mechanical Design of new components in CAD Software, Software Design of new Interface Features, Electrical Design of new circuitry
  • Manufacturing prototypes via 3D printing and machining. Testing these prototypes against your assumptions
  • Production verification of our product range
  • Real-world testing. Deploy and test our robotic arms on real vehicles
  • Ad hoc engineering for design modifications and other activities
  • Presentation of ideas to the wider Blueprint Lab team
  • Participation in weekly Blueprint Lab team catch-ups, communicating your current work including trials and triumphs

Technical Skills :

Mechanical (Solidworks or similar CAD knowledge)
Electrical (Altium or similar PCB software)
Software (Python and/or C++)
Mechatronics (Control Theory etc)

Interpersonal Skills:

A sense of real passion, usually demonstrated through a portfolio or example home project outside of their university degree; Proactive; Critical Thinking; Creativity

 

Business Description
We are a project management, engineering, integrated logistics support and product development company currently developing innovative technical solutions for digital supply of the future.

Projects / tasks
The intern will develop understanding and experience in product development specifically working on sub systems of an autonomous resupply mechanical handling system. They will gain experience in mechanical design as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Vision (CV), automated Machine Learning (autoML), deep Reinforcement Learning (deepRL) and robotics as applied to Defence projects.

Technical Skills
Solid works CAD program, MS Office based programs. Programing experience or previous experience with robotic arm manipulation would be desirable.

Interpersonal skills
Research skills, ability to identify the requirements of the task, report writing, ability to liaise effectively with other office staff. The person must be naturally curious with a open mind to the art of the possible.

Business description:

Engineering consultancy offering high end engineering analysis services to the global defence, oil & gas, mining, transport and renewable energy sector.

Projects/Tasks:

Development of system safety engineering specialist tools in the defence industry.

Technical skills:

We will provide any necessary training.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good problem solving and communication skills.