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 manufacture and market a submersible marine marker buoy and retrieval system, used in defence (Australia, US, Belgium) as well as research and fishing.

Projects / tasks:

Some our technology is now out dated, both in terms of electronics hardware as well as software, in particular the User Interfaces. We would like the intern to understand the function of the current technology and why it operates the way it does, specifically for defence requirement, then look at contemporary equivalents to do the same job, particularly with consideration to users expectations of how things should and do work now (ie. Phone apps etc), balanced against defence security issues. The system utilizes subsea through-water acoustic communications technology.

Technical skills:

C+ or C# and advantage but not vital, an understanding of relevant hardware and electronics would be needed.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Would be required to take part in field trials at times on a boat, inshore only.

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:

CyberSecurity, Edge Computing, AI/ML, Tactical systems.

Projects / tasks:

Would work on recently awarded grant project from Australian Space Agency ($1M) on operator identity, status and safety utilizing edge computing, ML/AI in partnership with Microsoft and Thales Australia. (dual use project to enhance tactical edge defense solution). Interns will be doing DevSecOps and MLOps for tactical edge platform Nexium defence Cloud Edge.

Technical skills:

Software development – Java, c++, opensource full stack development (example, mongodb, firebase), REST API, bonus – tensorflow or similar machine learning, data science, embedded software development, cybersecurity.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Team work, customer discover skills (requirements), presentation skills (team, customer), agile development, task management, virtual teamwork (Teams, Zoom, Trello).

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:

We are a world leader in manufacturing engine powertrain systems for use in unmanned aerial vehicles. We also manufacture electronic speed controllers (for controlling motors which drive propellers on multi-copters) and servos (for use as actuators on UAV flight surfaces). We are about to release its first hybrid gasoline/electric engine system which is the culmination of over five years of development work. With innovation at its core, we have a team of seven talented engineers working on product and software development. We have recently established an electronics assembly facility (including pick and place machines, reflow oven and automatic optical inspection) and are currently investing in further automation to increase the production output to meet customer demand. We also have a well-equipped workshop including two five-axis milling machines, two three-axis machines and a turning centre for manufacturing parts and prototypes. As well as developing our own products, we also offers contract engineering consulting services to the unmanned aerial vehicles sector. We are currently developing a custom hybrid engine for a multi-copter which is being funded by the Australian Government.

Projects / tasks:

Typical work could include:
– design and undertake experiments to acquire and analyse test data in order to characterise the performance of current products (or validate products under development)
– assist other engineers in the development and validation of electromechanical designs, review software changes and investigate ways to increase electronics production efficiency

Technical skills:

– can demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical concepts to real-world designs eg home projects relating to electronics
– working knowledge of electronic circuits, ability to read and understand schematics and troubleshoot designs
– experience in computer programming and software development (in particular C / Python)
– use CAD software for engineering design tasks
– hand skills/soldering small electronics would be advantageous

Intern interpersonal qualities:

– can work independently within a team
– can show initiative
– a practical hobby would be an advantage
– an interest in new and emerging technologies
– an interest in learning about how a small company in Tasmania can compete in the global market selling highly specialised products

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 and manufacture a range of advanced technologies that are exported around the world for both Civil and Defence applications. This includes Structural Fire Protection for ships, Moonraker antennas and Signature Management Systems (Mobile Camouflage).

Projects / tasks:

Defense contract management, estimations, document preparations and development of technical files.

Technical skills:

Excel, CAD

Intern interpersonal qualities:

A motivated individual who is willing to learn, support and innovate in a dynamic environment.