Internship Opportunity

Reference no: 2023.28E

Location: Helensvale, QLD

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

Business description:

Our company is a venture-backed rocket company based in Qld, Australia that is developing new launch vehicles and satellites powered by lower-cost hybrid propulsion technologies.

Projects / tasks:

There are a wide range of workplans available from working on the integration, testing, development and verification of Avionics, Software, Electrical and GNC for rocket operations, to ground software initiatives for our launch site, to calibration for our G-Sat, 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- Ground Systems Software

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

Mechanical- Mechanical/Mechatronic & Sub-orbital- Mechanical & GSAT

    • Willingness to learn on how to collect appropriate requirements for use in design of rocket development
    • Ability to understand how to develop a conceptual design and modelling
    • Engineering analysis skills
    • Understanding of how to interpret PDR deliverables
    • Exposure to the production of drawings suitable for manufacturing
    • Understanding of how design choices may affect construction processes
    • Willingness to learn about manufacturing including supply chain and logistics for projects and manufacturability assessments
    • Willingness to learn how to operate mechanical ground support equipment in support of integration activities

Mission Management- Mechanical

    • Basic research skills
    • Ability to employ critical thinking
    • Willingness to learn about Mechanical design tools, processes and systems including CAD
    • Engineering analysis skills
    • Ability to read and interpret varied reports
    • Effective communication skills for the purpose of developing relationships with varied persons

SEGA- Avionics/ Electrical & SEGA- Software/GNC & Mission Management- Avionics/ GNC

    • Willingness to learn about test systems, functional testing, and performance testing
    • Willingness to learn project planning systems, modelling and simulation tools
    • Willingness to learn about software, hardware, and systems engineering
    • Capacity to work through challenges and failures in the product testing process
    • Willingness to gain experience with User software including engaging with products, user stories and roadmaps

GSAT- Machine learning/AI

    • Basic research skills
    • Ability to employ critical thinking
    • Willingness to learn about Machine learning and AI and how these can be applied to satellite manufacturing, operation and design
    • Develop skills to work through challenges and failures in the product testing process
    • Ability to summarize and communicate information

Intern interpersonal qualities:

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

Mechanical:
High academic achievements, the involvement in rocketry and formula SAE clubs, as well as the completion of technical projects in their own time.

Launch Operations, Software:
A member of a software engineering club