Business Description

We have a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable engineers, draftsmen, electricians, mechanical fitters, and fabricators. The team have successfully delivered over 1000 turnkey projects across Australia including Safety system projects, mechanical and electrical installation jobs, robotics turn-key systems, automation projects, and the design and build of custom machinery. Projects range in size from small workshop engineering jobs through to complete factory automation upgrades. We work in the Defence and Aerospace sectors and are a global supplier for Northrop Grumman.

Projects / tasks

A range of design engineering projects from small workshop engineering through to complete factory automation upgrades.

Technical skills

Inventor is critical as are computer assisted drawing and Engineering skills.

Intern interpersonal qualities

The ability to move between tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.

Business description:

The company delivers above the line and below the line solutions. They specialise in creating integrated project and product teams for clients in a range of markets, by assisting companies integrate digital platforms into their business to foster and promote collaboration.

Projects / tasks:

Innovation Projects – The intern would be participating in developing technologies for design projects within small agile teams. This would include tasking such as:

  • Research
  • Software development
  • 3-D modelling and printing
  • Prototype development
  • Technical documentation
  • Participation in technical and design reviews
  • Participation in client meetings

Technical skills:

This depends on the intern’s engineering specialty but could include:

  • Python coding
  • 2d and 3d CAD modelling
  • Systems engineering
  • Mechanical and/or electrical design

Intern interpersonal qualities:

High level of communication skills are desirable with an ability to work in a team and willingness to learn.

Business description:

We develop autonomous detection solutions for airborne search and surveillance applications with Defence and civil security organisations. Our core focus is software processing high resolution video in real-time but our solutions now extend to include design and specification of custom hardware to add cameras, processing and locational hardware to manned and unmanned aircraft. We have supplied solutions to ADF, primarily Army and Navy, and also provide solutions to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Overseas our systems are deployed with US Army, US Coast Guard, Canadian Defence and many other forces.

We are undertaking an innovation contract with the Defence Innovation Hub, called “Future ISR Sensing – Multi-Domain Optical Radar”

Projects / tasks:

A range of high priority engineering requirements to design and develop mounts for cameras and systems into pods to be deployed on aircraft.

Technical skills:

CAD (preferably SolidWorks)

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong interest in aviation, embedded systems, video cameras, systems integration. Self motivated, flexible, independent.

Business description:

A technology-driven company who has achieved worldwide success with its pipeline of deep-tech innovations that have aligned the company with growing new technologies around the world. Their products are found on everything from high-altitude pseudo-satellites, to 2000m below the sea, through to numerous scientific, Defence and industrial applications. Their interns will learn what is needed to be successful in the global high-tech design and manufacturing industries.

The company has R&D, Production, Customer Support and Sales all under one roof. They are also unusual in that their Software and Hardware Directors are world-leading experts in their respective fields. Their intern will have day-to-day interactions and coaching with and by them and their multidisciplinary team, mentoring them on the standards that must be met to develop world-leading technologies.

Projects / tasks:

Tasks involving development, manufacturing and operation of subsea navigation equipment and robotics.

OR

Tasks involving the design, testing and manufacturing of inertial navigation systems and associated systems.

OR

Tasks involving the design, test and manufacture of optical navigation systems.

Technical skills:

Mathematics, Matlab, Software (C++, Java or Frontend skills). Mechatronics backgrounds are particularly valuable. Photonics/optics backgrounds are very useful for some roles.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

In general, for all of the possible roles they are looking for people that are passionate about robotics, automation and solving big problems.

Hardware Engineer:

An ideal intern would be passionate about electronics, hands on design, hands on prototyping using soldering irons, simulations circuits using LTSpice, designing circuits schematics and printed circuit boards with Altium.

The company will match the work to the level of the intern but they must be excited about working in a R&D hardware team that designs Inertia Navigation Systems.

Software Engineer:

The main quality for the software team is a demonstrated hobby for anything software. It is usually illustrated by a Github profile with a couple of interesting repositories. They are not looking for “tutorial” repositories (i.e. TODO app in React) but quirky projects developed for the sake of the beauty in software, technology, and/or problem-solving.

Embedded Engineer:

Applicants showing personal drive and an ambition to better themselves in embedded software development. This can be shown by personal projects, involvement in things like Robotics Clubs, Motorsport teams or other similar groups. During interviews we will test applicants on practical application of code to solve a problem.

For an embedded role they would expect the applicant to have purchased a microcontroller (Arduino board for example) and done a simple project with it.

For a non embedded role we would expect an applicant to have written a program to do something for themself or others.

Photonics Team:

An ideal intern for the Photonics team will have a background in optics and photonics, and who is passionate about using lasers to measure things. An interest in telecommunications, optical fiber sensing, LiDAR, or interferometry is desirable.

Experience with modelling and simulations in Matlab, Python, Zemax, or C will be highly regarded. The company employs a model-based design approach to photonic system development where computational models and simulations play an integral role.

You must be passionate about working with photonic and optical systems, and should have experience working with conventional test and measurement hardware (e.g., oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, etc.)

 

Business Description

A space services company focused on the development and deployment of a 200+ satellite constellation to provide Air Traffic Management services globally. We design and manufacture satellites in-house, developing systems and engineering solutions to enable the spacecrafts operations.

Projects / tasks

Develop design solutions for payload hold-down and release mechanism for constellation spacecraft.

Technical Skills

Mechanical design skills (Stress analysis, CAD, Test and Verification).

Interpersonal skills

Team working, goal directed, practical.

 

Business Description

We have developed a model-based engineering decision support solution that provides the integrated analyses required to conduct engineering risk management. This program digitizes RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) and CBM (Condition-Based Maintenance) analysis to optimise the design and sustainment of complex, mission / safety-critical systems.

Projects / tasks

Development of our software solution including but not limited to:

  1. Research and specification of defined analyses and processes for safety analysis based on international standards into defined functionality and workflows
  2. Specification of analysis outputs to industry standards to ensure compliance
  3. Conduct of analyses on example system models to validate functionality and usability of the process

Technical skills

Ideally, candidates will have completed subjects on control systems theory.  If candidates have experience with programs such as Amesim, SysML, Capella, that would also be well regarded but by no means necessary.

Intern interpersonal qualities

Communication skills are important, rapid knowledge acquisition / application capability, preferably penultimate or final year students that could transition to FTE or PTE upon completion of internship.

Bright, personable candidates eager to prove themselves and apply theoretical knowledge to real data-science and engineering applications. Candidates who are involved in extra-curricular activities (data-science/engineering-related or otherwise [past interns were involved in Robogals, Formula SAE, local sports, etc.]) well regarded.

Candidates with broad and varying backgrounds / work experience (different cultural backgrounds, worked in different non-engineering industries [i.e., hospitality, retail, finance, etc.], lived in different cities/countries).

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:

A  space  engineering  company dedicated  to  next  generation  space  operations, using machine learning and gaming graphics to greatly reduce the challenge of operating spacecraft. The company has active laboratories in Sydney, Adelaide and Colorado. We sell operations services and spaceflight software to both government and civil customers to include the Australian Defence Force, Fortune 500 and NewSpace companies, US Space Force, and NASA.  Our flight operations service, the “Responsive Space Operations Centre” (RSOC) is the  Australian Space Agency’s national mission control centre. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

We have a Defence Innovation Hub contract to develop an intelligent data fusion network to process a large number of space objects. This is a Phase II project which combines machine learning with our heritage space operations capability for the RAAF.

Additionally, we run the Pacific Cell of SACT, which is a joint multinational exercise which involves the ADF, USSF, and French Space Command.

Projects / tasks:

Space Operations Tasks:

Space operation interns can work on a variety of tasks, including: design and review of processes, procedures and spacecraft commands; design and implementation of report generation tools; design and implementation of diagnostic tools; assisting with spacecraft operations (space traffic management and spacecraft control). Operator tools testing; GUI design; flight data analysis and review; research and development into analytical tools useful for space operations.  In between development tasks, space operation interns will assist senior operators in real space operation campaigns.

Software/Data Engineering Tasks:

Software/Data Engineers can assist with the development of our Mission Management Board software; Public Satellite Research and Analysis database development;  development of operational tools;  and telemetry and command database integration. In between development tasks, software/data engineering interns will assist senior operators in real space operation campaigns.

Technical skills:

Space Operations: competencies in some or all of the following

  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Mechanical and Electrical systems
  • Satellite systems
  • 3D Dynamics
  • Python
  • git
  • C#

Software/Data Engineering: competencies in some or all of the following

  • Python
  • C/C++/C#
  • git
  • Linux environments
  • Web development
  • Cloud services and development

Intern interpersonal qualities:

What we want:

  • Engineers, tinkerers, and builders.
  • People who are passionate about space.
  • People who are not afraid to make mistakes
  • Good interpersonal skills

Business description:

We design/manufacture of all components of a launch vehicle (rocket) system. These include but are not limited to; metallic and composite components (carbon fiber etc), aerodynamic design, energetics (propellant), guidance systems (mechanisms and technology to guide a rocket), ground station (tracking/communications/control/monitoring etc) and aerothermodynamics.

Projects / tasks:

Interns will have the opportunity to participate in projects across the variety of engineering specialties around the design/manufacture of all components of a launch vehicle (rocket) system. These include but are not limited to; metallic and composite components (carbon fiber etc), aerodynamic design, energetics (propellant), guidance systems (mechanisms and technology to guide a rocket), ground station (tracking/communications/control/monitoring etc) and aerothermodynamics.

Technical skills

Basic CAD skills, basic programming skills and/or basic understanding of electronic design.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good written and oral communication, as well as developed collaboration skills required.

Business Description

Manufacture of countermeasure devices for defence contracts, including the F-35 program.

Projects / tasks

1). Development of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) interface to support Asset Integrity program.

2). Selection and procurement of monitoring devices to support Asset integrity program.

3). Development and commissioning tooling and production processes for 36mm flare production (inert commissioning only).

4) Development decoy breakdown equipment to process defect flares.

5) Design and develop methods for extracting carbon gasses when conducting testing.

6) Design and develop methods for capturing all testing activities to indoors.

Technical skills

Excel, word, PowerPoint and Inventor

Intern interpersonal qualities

Self-motivated, team player, shows initiative and with a competitive nature.