Business Description

We provide homeland security solutions to law enforcement and Defence with focus on small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS), explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), tactical and forensics. We have developed our own software; a tactical ecosystem for the geospatial visualization of SUAS video including the generation of ortho-mosaics and 3D models. The software also provides tools for effective decision-making during mission planning.

Projects / tasks

The intern will be participating in the integration of a gimballed EO/IR camera system, video encoder and radio to a VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle. This will require electrical and mechanical design and implementation. Development and integration of payload control will then be incorporated into our software suite.

Technical skills

Desired skills Java 8+, video encoding/decoding, photogrammetry, network architecture, control loop programming, CAD design and 3D printing.

Intern interpersonal qualities

Able to work within a small agile team with initiative and confidence in your own ability. Willing to seek advice and receive constructive feedback. Friendly, committed and considerate of confidential information

Business Description

A world leader in providing engine powertrain systems for use in unmanned aerial vehicles.  We also manufacturer servos (for use as actuators on UAV flight surfaces) and electronic speed controllers.   We have a well-equipped workshop including two five axis milling machines, two three axis machines and a turning centre for manufacturing parts to high tolerances.  It has two engine test cells, a temperature chamber, laser welder and recently purchased a vapour phase oven to bring some electronics assembly work in-house.

Projects / tasks

Design and undertake experiments to acquire and analyse test data.  Assist other engineers in the development and validation of electromechanical designs

Technical skills

Working knowledge of electronic circuits, ability to read and understand schematics and troubleshoot designs. Experience in computer programming and software development (in particular C / Python).  Ability to use CAD software for engineering design tasks

Intern interpersonal qualities

Demonstrates the ability to apply theoretical concepts to real-world designs. Can work independently within a team and shows initiative

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

Intern interpersonal qualities

Communication skills are important, rapid knowledge acquisition / application capability, preferably 4th year students that could transition to FTE upon completion of internship.

Business description:

We are an agile aerospace certified precision machining company and, as an integral member of a manufacturing group, we produce and export an extensive range of commercial products. We are a highly-skilled organisation, capable of producing high and low volume, quality machined parts, components and assemblies for the defence, space, rail, mining, medical, photonics and beverage industries.  We are an Approved Supplier for many defence primes, including BAE Systems, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Thales. Our quality management system is accredited to AS9100D + ISO9001 and our manufacturing capabilities extend from bespoke one-off parts to mass production full-component assemblies.

Projects / tasks:

Aerospace Lean Manufacturing Systems Review & Improvement Project.

Technical skills:

  1. General engineering / problems solving skills
  2. Elementary project management software skills
  3. Advanced Microsoft Excel data analysis skills

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good communication skills and keen to learn.

Business description:

A business focused on Automation, Robotics, Vision System and Advanced Sensing. Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.

Projects / tasks:

3D Vision System Development ;  Robotic picking and packing

Technical skills:

Mechatronic Engineering Intern. Preferably in their 3rd or 4th year

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Willing to get involved in a flexible role that may involve a range of disciplines including mechanical, electrical and software engineering

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.

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:

Mechatronics engineer with CAD (preferably SolidWorks)

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong interest in aviation, embedded systems, video cameras, systems integration. Self motivated, flexible, independent.

Business description:

A defence and homeland security technology specialist, supplying state of the art products in the Ballistics, EOD, Forensics, Munitions, SUAS and Composite materials sectors. We offer support and sustains these products for our customers with training, maintenance, support and repair services.

Projects / tasks:

Ballistic armour plate design, development, and testing; State of the art process technology system engineering, verification and validation; Composite space structure design and testing; CAE Analysis (Excel, MATLAB, FEA, CFD, etc) of high pressure hydroclave consolidation chamber.

Technical skills:

Later year student with hands-on approach to design and development.  Honours or other specific project experience in systems engineering and requirement development, mechanical machinery design, composite materials, FEA, CFD and or ballistics.  Familiarity with the SolidWorks and MATLAB products would be beneficial.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Can-do approach and self-lead investigative type.

Business description:

We specialise in ship–air integration and innovative solutions that support the development and management of ship–helicopter operating limits.  We work with defence forces across the world to conduct flight tests in the harshest maritime environments to prove and enable the embarked aviation capability of the defence forces. We define limits that give operators the confidence to fly helicopters and unmanned aircraft systems from ships at sea when and where required.

Projects / tasks:

  1. Developing a template for converting Confluence DocBook exports into Formal Software Documentation.
    1. Programming
    2. Full SDLC activities
  2. Expanding the existing Embarked Visualisation Suite Common Content Library to contain and classify more assets (ship and helicopter models).
    1. Programming in C#
    2. Full SDLC activities

Technical skills:

Basic programming skills (any language).

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good communication skills, eager to learn and take instruction,

Business description:

We deliver innovative and environmentally responsible programs, working with both Government and private sector clients in Australia and internationally. We have five distinct Business Areas:

  1. Defence: remediation of sites contaminated with UXO, CWAs and TRWs; supply of CBRN protection
  2. Energy: bulk fuel infrastructure management; decommissioned site management; remediation of hazardous materials
  3. Marine: oil spill equipment and response vessels; storage and maintenance services; security; shoreline and marine spill training
  4. Environment: environmental remediation including PFAS soil, water and concrete remediation
  5. College: Our Registered Training Organisation for the delivery of competencies as required by our industry partners.

Projects / tasks:

RAAF Williamstown Engine Test Cell DFI redevelopment;   General engineering, estimation and procurement activity to meet tender requirements; Participate in the Defence tender review process.

Technical skills:

Engineering discipline specific processes (Mech, Civil, Elec) and associated activities such as CAD, Excel spreadsheet development and calculations.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Excellent communication skills; Resilient; Resourceful; Focused

 

Business description:

We are a leader in the field of Aerospace & Military Fabrication, Repair, Manufacturing & Design Technologies. We focus on supporting the Civil Aerospace and Defence communities with CASA/AS9100 and ISO accredited specialist competencies and skills in:

  • Advanced Composite/Sheet Metal Component Repair/Manufacture
  • Fabrication Technologies (Welding/Machining/Heat Treatment/Metal Forming/Structures)
  • Advanced Surface Treatment (Electroplating/Painting)
  • Innovative Engineering Design/Approvals/Test and Evaluation

Our client base includes some of Australia’s most trusted and respected Defence and Aerospace organisations such as CASG, RAAF, Army, Navy, Airbus, Boeing, BAE Systems, Hawker Pacific, Royal Flying Doctors, DST, Cobham, CEA Technologies & Raytheon Australia. Ours is a ‘total solution’ focus, whether for prototyping or production.

Projects / tasks:

Manufacture of aircraft structures, engineering on Tube Launched UAV systems & composite manufacture.

Technical skills:

CAD

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The ideal intern is someone who is highly motivated, innovative, interested in everything Defence from a structural perspective and loves getting their hands dirty from time to time.