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:

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  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 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:

Evolving from a world-leading operator of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) in extreme polar environments and Australia’s leading AUV training program, they have expanded into academic research, commercial maritime industries and the defence sector as a trusted provider and operator of integrated underwater robotics and sensor networks.

Key areas of services include:

  • Academic and commercial marine research
  • Oceanographic surveys
  • Pipeline inspections
  • Underwater infrastructure inspections
  • AUV and USV Operator and Mission Controller training

The company operates three AUVs (ISE Explorer, REMUS 100 and Iver4-580), three USVs (WAM-V 16 and two Micro ASVs design and built by AMC) and a number of ROVs.

Projects / tasks:

The intern will investigate, consider and report on Autonomous Maritime System cyber vulnerabilities. Specifically, the internship will focus on how AMS data produced by the facilities’ operational AUVs/USVs can best be handled, stored and kept secure. These systems rely on common technology stacks, though they may not receive software updates as frequently as desktop computers or servers. They are thus potentially vulnerable to the malicious alteration of planned missions, reliable execution and post-mission data alteration, exfiltration or loss. Threat assessment is to include both the identification of vulnerabilities in the field and in the post-mission activities. A variety of design, coding, and testing tasks are required to bring this project to life.

Technical skills:

Programming experience in Python or Matlab with a willingness to learn is required. Programming experience in, C++, JavaScript, or HTML are desirable. Familiarity with penetration testing, packet sniffing, MitM attacks, Wifi pineapples, denial of service, or acoustic modems are particularly desirable.

Knowledge of communication standards such as TCP/UDP and RS232, general networking, and software/hardware interfacing and experience with LINUX/OSX based computers would be beneficial.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong communication skills are needed to work with the project leader and team of AUV/ USV engineers to capture specifications, report on progress, manage issues and document developments and progress.  The candidate will need to work within a multi-disciplinary team from varying technical backgrounds.

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 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:

Evolving from a world-leading operator of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) in extreme polar environments and Australia’s leading AUV training program, they have expanded into academic research, commercial maritime industries and the defence sector as a trusted provider and operator of integrated underwater robotics and sensor networks.

Key areas of services include:

  • Academic and commercial marine research
  • Oceanographic surveys
  • Pipeline inspections
  • Underwater infrastructure inspections
  • AUV and USV Operator and Mission Controller training

The company operates three AUVs (ISE Explorer, REMUS 100 and Iver4-580), three USVs (WAM-V 16 and two Micro ASVs design and built by AMC) and a number of ROVs.

Projects / tasks:

The intern would participate in the refinement of a post mission AUV/USV performance monitoring software tools used to support the facilities’ operational AUVs/USVs.  A variety of design, coding, and testing tasks are required to bring this project to life.

Technical skills:

Programming experience in Matlab or Python, with a willingness to learn is required. Programming experience in C++, JavaScript, or SQL are desirable. Knowledge of communication standards such as TCP/UDP and RS232, general networking, and software/hardware interfacing and experience with LINUX/OSX based computers would be beneficial. Experience with geospatial data analysis, including the use of Geographic Information Systems, would be particularly beneficial.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong communication skills are needed to work with the project leader and team of AUV/ USV engineers to capture specifications, report on progress, manage issues and document developments and progress.  The candidate will need to work within a multi-disciplinary team from varying technical backgrounds.

Business Description:

We design, manufacture, test and support telecommunication equipment in the microwave/mm wave range. The company provides basic components such as filters and amplifiers to sub systems including high power up converters and low noise down converters to complete systems such as marine and terrestrial tracking terminals. These tracking terminals can find and lock onto specific satellites in the X, Ku and Ka bands. The Navy and Border Force use these terminals on their boats for high data rate communications from anywhere at sea and in all conditions.

The terminals are a complex combination of electronic, electromagnetic, mechatronic and digital engineering. Because the company does the design, manufacture and testing of components and subsystems, there are plenty of opportunities for an intern with any of the above engineering skills to be involved.  For example, the frequency range covers  DC to 30GHz and mechanical aspects include stress and vibration, thermal and heat flow and failure mode analyses.

Projects/Tasks:

The main tasks that the intern(s) will participate in are aimed at improving the performance of the 1 t0 2.25m antenna tracking terminals. For the antenna, the efficient measurement of the key components of the feed network(polarisers, filters, radiating apertures etc) is essential to verify the overall antenna performance and to assess where the actual performance deviates from the modelling and how any such deviations can be improved. The intern will learn how to perform accurate measurements and then will be tasked with ordering and presenting the measurement data in such a way that it can be readily assessed and used to improve the design.

Improvements are also required in the active components(Up and down converters and low noise and high power amplifiers) connected to the antenna. These improvements involving researching and selecting advanced active MMICs(Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits) as they become available and then how to modify existing designs to incorporate these MMICs to enhance the performance. As well as the electronic design, the intern will be tasked with investigating features such as heat dissipation, low resistance, low capacitance mounting techniques, passive and active cooling and so on. These features are required to extend the bandwidth and environmental operational range of the terminals.

Technical Skills:

Design and programming skills as well as a fair understanding of manufacturing processes. SolidWorks experience would be highly regarded.

Interpersonal skills:

Ability to communicate well with other engineers, technicians, and assemblers. Problem-solving skills and adaptability will also be important.

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.