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:

A complete service for the provision of technical packaging solutions to defence. This includes design, manufacture, testing and project management. Items packaged can range from a small usb flash drive up to a complete aircraft engine. On site capabilities include welding and metal fabrication, rotational moulding, CNC routing, water jet cutting, plastic welding and painting amongst others.  Provision of technical packaging solutions for a wide range of mission critical items across all defence areas. This includes design, manufacture and testing of these packaging solutions. We work directly with defence and with many prime contractors, including Thales, Boeing, Airbus amongst others.

Projects / tasks:

The intern will be involved in generating designs, prototyping and preparing design documentation for advanced technical packaging solutions in support of air, land and sea forces. The intern will have opportunity to own a project from receipt of the order until the delivery of the design and subsequent packaging solution to defence. This will include liaising with other internal departments to ensure that the project progresses as required.

Technical skills:

Solidworks would be an advantage, however understanding a similar CAD system will be sufficient.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Our ideal intern will be able to take on tasks with some up front instruction and then work on these tasks autonomously seeking assistance and guidance when required. A mechanical or materials engineering background would be beneficial, however of more importance is someone with the right attitude and desire to learn whilst here.

Business description:

An integrated defence and homeland security solutions provider, supplying state of the art products in the Ballistics, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Forensics, Munitions, Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) and Composite materials sectors. We support and sustain these products for our customers with training, maintenance and repair services.

Projects / tasks:

One or more of the following:

  • Ballistic armour plate design, development, and testing
  • Factory hardware Systems Engineering, Design, Procurement, Verification and Validation
  • Ballistic helmet product and process design

Technical skills:

  • Later year student with hands-on, practical approach to problem solving.
  • Honours or other specific project experience in systems engineering and requirement development, mechanical machinery design, composite materials, FEA, CFD, programming, electrical circuit design, and/or ballistics.
  • Plastics or composite materials knowledge, material properties, processing.
  • Familiarity with SolidWorks (inc. PDM/PLM a plus) or other CAD and FEA software packages for hardware projects.

Intern interpersonal qualities

  • extracurricular activity in school teams/projects such as solar car, FSAE, rocketry, 3Dprinting etc.
  • no preference on engineering discipline
  • 1-3 years previous work history (no preference on type – just needs to have interacted with society on a professional level at some stage)

Business description:

We design and manufacture the most affordable metal Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) process in the world. Our printers make metal parts the fastest way possible. We supply of 3D printers to Defense to manufacture parts. Printers have been purchased by Army, Navy and more.

Projects / tasks:

Depending on skills, tasks include

  • Electrical design of 3D printers, parts and accessories
  • Software development
  • Manufacture and testing of sample parts using SPEE3D’s metal printing technology

Technical skills:

Good electrical knowledge and/or software skills

Intern interpersonal qualities:

We require someone self-motivated with an interested in 3D printing and a desire to learn and grow.

Business description:

A professional services company focused on providing research, development and engineering services for companies wanting to engage in the application of fibre reinforced composite materials and structures. The services provided include: training; conceptual design and detailed analysis of composite structures; the manufacture, test, repair and inspection of samples/specimens through to sub-component prototypes to validate the analysis and/or concept.  Our clients include leading Australian and international businesses in the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Automotive and Defence industries.

Projects / tasks:

There are a number of engineering projects running at any one time within the organisation. Some of these projects are defence related which usually involve the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group. The specific details of the projects will depend on what project is active at the time but they would normally be focussed on the design and analysis of defect/damage of aircraft structures, the development of repairs and/or methodologies for these repairs and processing and evaluation of high temperature composite materials. We would also anticipate to provide the intern with some exposure to other active projects at the time, in particular which are more laboratory based activities to give them a broader experience during their internship.

Technical skills required:

Some exposure to finite element analysis software packages, CAD and python. Some background knowledge in composite materials would be ideal.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Someone who has performed strongly academically during their degree course to date and is enthusiastic to apply their learning into practice. We are particularly interested in interns who are both practical and have a strong interest in numerical and finite element analysis. Some background knowledge in composite materials would also be ideal.

Business description:

We design and manufacture the most affordable metal Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) process in the world.  Our printers make metal parts the fastest way possible.  Supply of 3D printers to Defence to manufacture parts.  Printers have been purchased by Army, Navy and more.

Projects / tasks:

Depending on skills, tasks include

  • Electrical design of 3D printers, parts and accessories
  • Software development
  • Manufacture and testing of sample parts using our in-house metal printing technology

Technical skills:

Good electrical knowledge and/or software skills

Intern interpersonal qualities:

We require someone self motivated with an interested in 3D printing and a desire to learn and grow.