Business Description

We have developed a model-based engineering decision support solution that provides the integrated analyses required to conduct engineering risk management. This support solution digitizes RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) and CBM (Condition-Based Maintenance) analysis to optimize the design and sustainment of complex, mission / safety-critical systems.

Projects / tasks

Development of a software solution to monitor / analyze operational data required for system health assessment for sustainment (maintenance) optimization.

Technical skills

Strong mathematical background, Python, Machine Learning and/or Data Science experience, Java

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 design, develop and maintain specialist Electronic Warfare surveillance equipment for use by the Australian Defence Force. Generally our systems are comprised of a combination of RF electronics, high technology circuit cards (high speed analog to digital conversion, CPU and FPGA based processing), and custom software and firmware.

Projects / tasks:

The intern would be given exposure to a range of projects and tasks that will be selected based on their education and interest areas.

Technical skills:

Our ideal intern will have a background in Computer Systems Engineering and knowledge of digital signal processing techniques and concepts and familiarity with programming languages such as C++, Java and Python.  Candidates from Electronic/Systems Engineering are also sought, in particular those with an interest in RF, Digital Signal Processing and FPGA development.   Candidates from Software Engineering backgrounds are also considered, however our work tends to leverage concepts that are covered in more traditional engineering such as physics, mathematics, and digital signal processing.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Candidate should have good communication skills, be capable of working both alone and within a team, and have sufficient initiative to work independently/autonomously.

 

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:

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:

An Australian aerospace maintenance and engineering services company. Our services include engines, engineering, engine test cells, HUMS, components and manufacturing.

Projects / tasks:

Design of repair procedures to engine components, incorporation of publication changes to manuals, assessment of damaged components for further engine operation, design of new engine support equipment (including test cell facility), use of design change management process (i.e. documentation of justification of design changes which are reviewed and approved by other engineers). Condition monitoring and reliability experience could also be provided to the intern.

Technical skills:

Final-year students in either Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, having familiarity with propulsion, materials, structures, thermodynamics plus given core units. Advanced software programming skills would be desirable, as would familiarity with mathematical modelling, CAD and FEA.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The intern will be analytical, work effectively in a team environment, and be willing to learn.

Business description:

An Australian engineering company that designs and develops systems for defence applications in the area of underwater acoustics. This includes sonar systems, acoustic analysis tools and recording systems which are supplied to Australian and foreign defence forces.

Projects / tasks:

  • research projects in the areas of acoustic detection and classification.
  • algorithm assessment, modelling of processing and related software development.
  • acoustic data analysis on “signals of interest”.
  • complex system integration and test activities.
  • system configuration management.

Technical skills:

  1. Signal Processing (underwater acoustics) design and development (Python/C++)
  2. Software Engineering (C++ and Operating Systems)
  3. Systems Engineering

Intern interpersonal qualities:

  1. Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.
  2. Self-management – can plan own tasks and align with given priorities effectively.
  3. Technical ownership – committed to finding the optimal technical solution and committed to quality output.

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:

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:

  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.