Global Defence Solutions
location_on Nowra, NSW

About the job

Lead a small team of mechanical and structural engineers, taking projects from ideation to testing and commissioning.

  • Competitive Salary – $140,000 – $160,000 + super + bonus + other benefits
  • Permanent, Full-Time – 9-day fortnight!
  • Be an integral part of a team that contributes to Defence Capability

About the Company:

The Alkath Group is a diverse defence and aerospace business creating meaningful and innovative solutions that help Australia’s defence, space and emergency service communities perform to the best of their ability. Across our companies, we design and manufacture a range of bespoke deployable infrastructure solutions as well as support defence to optimise the performance, value, and sustainment of their critical electromagnetic warfare systems. Our companies include Global Defence Solutions, Mellori Solutions and Resilience Logistics Solutions.

Recently, we were recognised as a leading defence SME and key partner within the Australian defence industry, featuring at #13 on ADM’s top 20 ANZ Defence SME’s List for 2023.

What we can offer:

  • Relocation assistance $
  • Attractive remuneration package with salary sacrificing and novated leasing
  • 9-day fortnight – get some balance back!
  • Annual performance bonus scheme
  • Bonus Annual Leave days
  • Paid Reservists Leave
  • Paid Volunteer Leave
  • An investment in your professional development
  • A supportive and flexible work environment
  • Wellness Initiatives, including access to free confidentially counselling services.

About the role:

As the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, you will lead a small team of mechanical and structural engineers, taking projects from ideation to bid/proposal, modelling, prototyping, manufacturing, testing and commissioning. You will be the technical point of responsibility for all mechanical design engineering and will be responsible for a broad range of mechanical engineering activities.

Duties include:

  • Providing leadership and technical guidance to team members while driving productivity and delivery.
  • Concept, design, prototyping and verification of new products from small high-value electronic assembly enclosures to large complex containerised systems for defence applications.
  • Development of high-quality 3D mechanical CAD models Solid works.
  • Preparation of manufacturing and assembly drawings for products and equipment.
  • Preparation and maintenance of design documentation.
  • Ensuring that products are designed and developed with consideration of project constraints and requirements such as budget, schedule, safety, and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensuring that products are designed considering user application scenarios and operating conditions.
  • Design of verification and validation testing to ensure new designs are suitable for manufacture.
  • Assisting with product translation activities to move new products into manufacturing.
  • Prepare SDR (System Design Reviews) and DDR (Detailed Design Reviews) design packs for submission to clients for approval of designs.
  • Gathering of OQE (Objective Quality Evidence) for the designs and the reasons and standards that have driven the design.
  • Undertaking Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to determine induced stresses within equipment and assemblies.
  • Implement and integrate the Windchill Product Data Management (PDM) system.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or related field.
  • CPEng, NER and/or RPEQ.
  • Mechanical design experience is essential.
  • At least 10 years of experience in product development, guiding products from concept to market.
  • Demonstrated experience in 3D mechanical CAD – Solid works.
  • Experience working with a wide range of metals, engineering plastics and electromechanical hardware.
  • Experience working in an ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
  • NV2 Clearance or willingness to obtain
  • Due to security requirements, only Australian Permanent Residents or Australian Citizens will be considered.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Previous experience working with PDM system – Windchill
  • Experience in completing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to determine induced stresses within equipment assemblies.
  • Familiarity with RF & electronic systems for land, sea and air defence applications.
  • Experience with Defence systems engineering.

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All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check and undergo a pre-employment medical. People with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position – each application will be considered on its merits.

Applications close: When sufficient applications have been received.

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