Internship Opportunity

Reference no: 2021.27

Location: Helensvale, Gold Coast, Qld

Engineering areas: Aerospace/Aeronautical, Electrical/Electronics, Industrial/Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Mechanical, Software, Systems

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 projects available which include but are not limited to :

  • integration, testing and verification of Avionics, Software and GNC
  • mechanical ground support
  • manufacturing and logistics
  • implementing quality management systems, ensuring everything from start to finish of the building, design and running of a rocket is in accordance with environmental, ethical, and legislative frameworks
  • web-based launch planning and scheduling
  • reusability of Rockets
  • high temperature and high impact resilient aerospace materials
  • design and build of a hold down and release mechanism
  • describing the environment of Low Earth Orbit
  • cryogenic composites
  • carbon fibre manufacturing

Technical skills

Depending on the task it does vary:

  • The Web-based launch planning and scheduling project would require Software engineering/computer science and Knowledge of web-based platforms
  • The Reusability of Rockets project would require: Mechanical engineering, Knowledge of aerodynamics and thermodynamics, Research reporting skills
  • The Carbon Fibre Manufacturing project will require Mechanical/ material engineering, Hands on manufacturing, Research and testing of materials

Intern interpersonal qualities

Well presented, good communication skills with the ability to work as part of and in a team environment