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.

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.

Technical skills:

Solidworks would be an advantage, however understanding a similar CAD system will be sufficient. A mechanical or materials engineering background would be beneficial.

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. Someone with the right attitude and desire to learn.

Business description:

  1. Manufacturing landing gear and hydraulic components for the international Joint Strike Fighter program.
  2. The design and implementation of repairs for aircraft landing gear systems, and other aircraft functional components.
  3. Design and implementation of Additive Material (3D printing) repairs for aircraft landing gear systems, and other aircraft functional components.

We provide a unique opportunity to gain experience of the technologies used to effectively sustain Defence’s aerospace, maritime and land capabilities at significantly reduced cost, including: * Design and implementation of precision manufacturing and maintenance tasks * Non-destructive testing * Corrosion protection and surface finishing * Additive Material repairs including the application of 3D printed metallic repair techniques: Supersonic Particle Deposition and Laser Additive Deposition

Projects / tasks:

  1. Design of jigs to support the metallic processing of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter components. 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.
  2. Design of Additive Material repairs for the F-35 JSF and MH60R Romeo. The project involves redesigning traditional repairs using AM technology. The project feeds into our existing F-35 JSF and MH-60R Romeo maintenance programs.

Technical skills:

The intern should have a mechanical, aerospace or materials engineering degree. A person who seeks to understand technologies, and to use that understanding to sustain current levels of engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing performance.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The ideal Engineering Intern must have a safety focus and be a team player. Someone who is excited by a Defence engineering career and who aspires to contribute productively. The ideal Engineering Intern will also have a vision for improving engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing performance.

Business description:

Military Restraints for the worlds most advanced Amphibious and Land MRAP Vehicles.  Prominent Supplier of OEM Automotive Seatbelt Components into the US Bus and Coach Market.  The Australian commercial point of expertise in Safety and Survivability Testing. Operates Australia’s most advanced Test Laboratory of its type and is an OEM of specialist restraint systems.

Projects / tasks:

1) Industrial Engineer – Design Phase for establishing new Export Production Line, PFMEa, PCPs, etc for Defence Military Restraints.

2) Materials and/or Mechanical Engineer to work on a Military And FIA Quick Release Buckle.  Initial Design Completed,prototypes and Testing Completed against initial design.

3) Work in the Test Centre to support test program development and execution.  New instrumented Crash Test Dummies are currently being commissioned, novel testing for the mining companies are booked, and always significant level of Automotive and Industrial dynamice, environment, durability and vibration test programs underway.

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.
  • Materials and/or Mechanical Engineer with good knowledge of material properties and design to withstand dynamic forces. Understanding of plastics, metals and glass filled plastics and alternative low weight materials.
  • Test Engineers.  An engineer with Kinematics interest, Physics and mechanical engineering is prime for this role.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Need to be practical in their thinking with good problem solving skills, have good communication and report writing skills.

Business description:

A professional services company focused on providing research, development and engineering services for companies wanting to engage in the application of fibre reinforced composite materials and structures. The services provided include: training; conceptual design and detailed analysis of composite structures; the manufacture, test, repair and inspection of samples/specimens through to sub-component prototypes to validate the analysis and/or concept.  Our clients include leading Australian and international businesses in the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Automotive and Defence industries.

Projects / tasks:

In general projects are focused on the design and analysis of defect/damage of aircraft structures and the development of repairs and/or methodologies for these repairs. We anticipate providing the intern with some exposure to other active projects at the time, in particular more laboratory based activities to give them a broader experience during their internship.

Technical skills required:

Some exposure to finite element analysis software packages, CAD and python. Some background knowledge in composite materials would be ideal.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Someone who has performed strongly academically during their degree course to date and is enthusiastic to apply their learning into practice.   An intern who is practical and has a strong interest in numerical and finite element analysis, has the ability to pick things up quickly and works well in a team environment.