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 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:

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:

Equipment manufacturer for the investment casting industry servicing aerospace and defence industries, specializing in cut off and grinding equipment. Facilities and continuous improvement management of the foundry, casting manufacturer to the defence industry.

Projects / tasks:

Assisting in the development of robotic cells for grinding, cut-off and sandblasting operations in the foundry environment.

Technical skills:

Understanding of 3D CAD systems (Solidworks preferred), Roboguide.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Self-motivated, driven by challenges, interested in solving complex electromechanical technical problems, inquisitive mindset.

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 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

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 a supplier of Optical Radar for Search and rescue mission or Detection/Identification mission. We design and develop prototype to demonstrate innovative concept.

Projects / tasks:

Design, develop and demonstrate a new functionality of our Optical Radar.

Technical skills:

Python, C++, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Deep Learning.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Innovative, understand stakeholder objective, team player.

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.