Internship Opportunity

Reference no: 2020.41

Location: Bayswater, VIC

Engineering areas: Aerospace/Aeronautical, Industrial/Manufacturing, Materials

Business description:

Responsible for sustainment engineering and maintenance for landing gear, wheel and brake, flight control, fuel, hydraulic, and environmental control components of the F/A-18 Hornet, F/A-18 Super Hornet, E-A7A Wedgetail, C-27J Spartan, P-8 Poseidon, CH-47D/F Chinook, MH-60R Romeo, MRH90 Taipan, ARH Tiger, Pilatus PC-9/A and PC-21, and C130J and C130H Hercules aircraft platforms. We have been assigned maintenance responsibilities for all F-35 JSF aircraft in the Asia Pacific Region, with work expected to commence from early 2021.  We also manufacture complex landing gear and hydraulic components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

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:

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.  Some CAD / CATIA experience preferable, not essential.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

  • 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.