Senior Mechanical Engineer

Fancy working for an Australian based Defence company with a strong focus on innovation, research and technology development? 

We are seeking for an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join an expanding team working on the development of cutting-edge Defence technologies.

What you'll be doing:

Technical lead for a multidisciplinary team.
Design and optimisation of mechanical components, systems and tooling for military weapons and munitions.
3D CAD modelling of components and assemblies to be used in weapon systems
Preparation of manufacturing drawings including tolerancing and dimensioning to Australian Standards
Conduct critical design reviews and product optimisation
Development of test plans
Carrying out ballistic testing campaigns including field testing
Failure analysis
Prototyping and assembly of weapons and ammunition for testing campaigns
Applied research in the field of weapon systems
Liaise with external suppliers of sub-components and raw materials

What you'll need:

Minimum 4 years of engineering experience
3D CAD modelling expertise (SolidWorks preferred)
Experience preparing manufacturing drawings to AS 1100
Experience in an R&D role
Good understanding of engineering materials: specifically, lightweight alloys, steels, polymers and composites
Ammunition reloading experience
Knowledge of interior ballistics
Experience with FEA tools and simulation
Hands-on, practical approach to engineering problem solving
Knowledge of various manufacturing processes e.g. manual and CNC machining, injection moulding, casting, 3D printing, fabrication
Sound understanding of Design for Manufacture and Assembly principles
Sound knowledge of mechanical systems design
Sound understanding of weapon systems and gun propulsion
Australian Citizenship
Must pass the Australian Government BASELINE security check
Not be a prohibited person under Section 3 of the Firearms Act 1996 (Victoria)

What's in it for you:

Great opportunity to work with a Defence Company
Interesting Projects
Good working conditions and pay


Be part of this growing, evolving team. Apply Now!