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:

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 technology exploration projects to investigate the application of artificial intelligence, deep learning and computer vision for surveillance purposes using a wide range of camera and compute platforms.

Technical skills:

Python, TensorFlow, Pytorch, C++, Convolutional Neural Networks

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong interest in Neural Networks & Computer Vision. Self-motivated, flexible, independent.

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

Provision of software and services for the Condition Based Maintenance markets in Defence, Mining, and similar asset intensive industries and segments.

Projects / tasks

Development of web applications and supporting APIs to extend our existing software and services.

Technical skills:

Required: Javascript, CSS, HTML
Well regarded: Typescript/Angular, Unit Testing experience, Mobile Development – Cordova, C#, .NET Core, AWS, Azure, CICD/DevOps

Intern interpersonal qualities

Confidently able to present and explain technical concepts to peers and stakeholders. Work in a self-managed/self-starter team environment. Comfortable with having to learn challenging new concepts and not afraid to ask for help.

Business Description

We are a venture-backed rocket company that is developing new launch vehicles powered by lower-cost hybrid propulsion technologies. We have a bilateral collaborative research and development agreement (propulsion technology and systems) with the defence science and technology group (DSTG) of the department of defence.  The focus areas are: Propulsion technologies and materials; Rocket motor testing; Vehicle management systems such as guidance and control, telemetry, instrumentation, avionics and software; and Vehicle structures

Projects / tasks

There are a wide range of workplans available from working on the integration, testing and verification of Avionics, Software and GNC for rocket operations, to software and Environmental initiatives for our launch site, to mechanical ground support for the design and running of rockets and working in manufacturing to support the Mechanical Department, in accordance with ethical, and legislative frameworks.

Technical skills

Depending on the task, the interns’ skills would vary. It would be an expectation that each candidate possesses a:

• Be in their final year of study or recently completed their studies
• Capacity to read, understand and follow internal policies and legislative requirements
• Capacity to work both autonomously and as part of a team
• Familiarity with generic IT systems with the ability to be able to find or research information as required
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in its highest regard
• Confidence to evaluate projects and make recommendations as seen fit

However pursuant to each area, the intern would also be required and expected to possess some of the technical skills relevant to their area:

• Launch Operations, Software

o Willingness to learn about test systems, functional testing, and performance testing
o Willingness to learn about software, hardware, and systems engineering
o Capacity to work through challenges and failures in the product testing process

• Mechanical ground support

o Willingness to learn on how to collect appropriate requirements for use in design of rocket development
o Ability to understand how to develop a conceptual design
o Engineering analysis skills
o Understanding of how to interpret PDR deliverables
o Exposure to the production of drawings suitable for manufacturing
o Understanding of how design choices may affect construction processes
o Willingness to learn how to operate mechanical ground support equipment in support of integration activities

• Launch Operations, Environment and Sustainability

o Ability to read and interpret varied reports
o Basic research skills
o Ability to employ critical thinking
o Strong technical writing abilities
o Effective communication skills for the purpose of developing relationships with varied persons
o Strong mathematical skills

• Avionics, Software and GNC

o Willingness to learn about test systems, functional testing, and performance testing
o Willingness to learn about software, hardware, and systems engineering
o Capacity to work through challenges and failures in the product testing process

• Mechanical Manufacturing

o Willingness to learn about test systems, functional testing, and performance testing
o Willingness to learn about software, hardware, and systems engineering
o Capacity to work through challenges and failures in the product testing process
o Exposure to SolidWorks advantageous

Intern interpersonal qualities

Well presented, good communication skills with the ability to work individually as well as in a team environment.

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:

We work with projects from inception through to commercialisation of our products. We are responsible for producing designs that guide our manufacturing process to achieve a quality product.

Projects / tasks:

3D printing, circuit design, assembly and testing, loom design and testing, vehicle testing and report writing.

Technical skills:

Basic soldering skills, ideally mechatronics, mechanical, software or electronics undergraduates.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Eager to learn, works well in a team but also autonomously, able to problem solve, and knowledge sharing would be ideal qualities.

Business Description

We engage in the design, manufacture, and marketing of microwave, millimeter-wave, and photonic products for commercial, telecommunications, and aerospace applications. Our microwave products include base band assembly products, microwave receivers, input assembly network products, integrated receiver modules, millimeter-wave down converters, triplex down converters, broadband amplifiers, wideband frequency synthesizers, power amplifiers, RF signal selectors, local oscillator systems, and switched filters. The company also offers custom optical products that are used in EW systems.

Projects / tasks

The intern may work on any project depending upon their skills.

Technical skills

Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical/Software Engineer – with an interest in RF, hardware, mechanical, software disciplines. Altium, Solidworks, VHDL/Verilog experience would be beneficial

Intern interpersonal qualities

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and team player

Business Description

Provision of software and services for the Condition Based Maintenance markets in Defence, Mining, and similar asset intensive industries and segments.

Projects / tasks

Cyber security
Assisting with Data Analysis
Product team

Intern interpersonal qualities

Good Attitude and communication

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.