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Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Emergency Services & Defence

We are looking for individuals who thrive in a dynamic, complex and growing environment. We are experiencing an exciting period of growth as we increase our footprint in Australia. We wish to develop a customer-centric workforce who takes pride in understanding the needs and delivering quality work for all our internal and external customers.

The future is waiting for you.
So are we. #joinrda

Rheinmetall Defence Australia has fantastic opportunities for all skillsets, trades, professions and people at all stages of their career.

Our company has a rich history that spans more than 130 years and is recognised as a global leader in security and mobility technology, delivering products and solutions for the Commonwealth of Australia as it modernises Defence capability across land, sea and air domains.

More at RDA

  • Supporting our ex-Service Men and Women with our Veteran Engagement Program (VEP).
  • Access to our Women@Rheinmetall networking group (on a global scale).
  • Flexible working options and additional leave types on offer (eg. study leave, reserve leave etc).
  • Access to novated leases and salary sacrificing options.
  • Employee benefits (discounts with gym memberships, car manufacturers and health-related partners).
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community.
  • Graduate, Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities.
  • Community engagement initiatives to promote STEM.
  • Be part of our 25,000+ employees at 38 sites in Germany and 75 International sites.

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Life at RDA

Our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Openness help us to create a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly every day.

One Company; Endless Opportunities

If you’re asking yourself where in the world you can find us, the answer is simple: we’re everywhere!

Rheinmetall is an internationally successful technology group that gives you a whole range of opportunities to gather wide-ranging experience in key markets. Discover the career opportunities that await you in our teams around the world. It doesn’t matter where you choose for your next career move – we’re looking forward to getting to know you!

Apprenticeships, Traineeships & Graduate Programs

RDA is excited to commence offering Apprenticeships and Traineeships as part of our employment offering from 2021 and beyond. These programs will provide unique opportunities for school leavers to launch their careers in a highly specialised manufacturing space. Our Graduate Programs set you up for success, offering exciting, and hands on, real life experience both here and in Germany across many of our corporate disciplines, including engineering, finance, IT, commercial and human resources.

Training & Development – A Game Changer!

We are committed to the professional development of our people and we advocate for the opportunity for continued career development and growth for all. Be part of our “Technical Transfer” project which sees many of our Australian based employees being provided the chance to work and learn on the job at our sites in Europe, before returning to Australia to impart knowledge to our wider Australian workforces.

The Sky is the Limit!

Starting your career at RDA has endless possibilities. If you are a committed and hardworking individual with standout performance on the job, the sky is the limit. You will have the choice to grow your career within your chosen field, to become a specialist, a leader or even a Director one day, or you can venture into new horizons and broaden your skills and experience into new areas of specialisation and roles that you don’t see every day.

Diversity and Inclusion

RDA recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work successfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural background.

Supporting our Team & Community

RDA is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy and safe work environment that fosters equality, fairness, diversity and inclusivity for all employees. We also feel that it is very important to give back to the communities to which we all belong.

We encourage our employees to comfortably blend private and professional life. We provide a number of attractive employee benefits that our team members can enjoy. We also have access to an Employee Assistance Program for work, personal or family problems to support our employees and their immediate families overall wellbeing.

Health & Safety at the forefront

RDA is committed to providing a healthy, safe and secure workplace for all people. Our commitment is based on the belief that incidents are preventable and in order to achieve this objective, we identify HSE risks arising from our activities and reduce them. RDA will continue to address the environmental impact of our operations by reducing waste, emissions and discharges and by using energy efficiently. We strive to be good citizens in every community in which we operate.

Our New Home

We are excited to be moving in to our new home for Brisbane-based employees, our Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence facility. This is our state-of-the-art defence facility set on 11 hectares of land next to the Brisbane River in Redbank.

• Manufacturing, electronics and administration buildings;
• Outdoor vehicle test track;
• Fully-enclosed weapons test firing tunnel; and
• On site cafeteria.

Our Recruitment Process

Get excited to meet the future you!

Our recruitment process starts with an online application. After submitting this, you can expect to do several interviews, including a video screen interview as the first selection step. This will then be followed by a formal interview either face-to-face or via a phone or video-conferencing hook-up. Depending on the role you may also need to complete practical assessments (for trade-specific positions). When the interviews and assessments are completed we will conduct background checks and professional reference checks. Once successful you will receive a verbal offer, followed by a formal employment agreement and start date confirmation.

Engineering at RDA

Rheinmetall Defence Australia has an abundance of opportunities for both experienced and Graduate Engineers from all backgrounds. Being an Engineer with RDA means you play a fundamental part in exciting and groundbreaking global projects that you don’t see every day!

Whether you are working within our Electronics Solutions business innovating world-class simulation, training and state of the art surveillance and reconnaissance systems, or in our Vehicle Systems organisation where you will push technical boundaries to give our servicemen and women a decisive advantage on the battlefield, you will be presented with rewarding challenges, collaborative thinking and the opportunity to work and deliver technology superiority locally here in Australia, but also internationally.

The main engineering streams we recruit for include:

Cyber Security Engineer

The Cyber Security Engineer protects computers, networks and data from unauthorised entry and usually has experience in multiple software development methodologies, software configuration management, and coding languages.

Design Engineer

The Design Engineer is responsible for the design of systems, subsystems and components of tracked armoured vehicles over the products life cycle. A design engineer conceives and selects concepts in response to Requirements using a range of tools and methods such as weighted Trade-Off Studies and FMECA.

Electronics Engineer

The Electronics Engineer responsibility is to design, integrate, and verify hardware systems, subsystems, and components for the Vehicles.

Manufacturing Engineer

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the specification of all tooling, machinery, plant and equipment to support the current and future operational requirements of the Production facility. These engineers lead the project management of equipment specification, budget development, procurement, installation and commissioning for both new and modified items.

Project Quality Engineer

The Project Quality Engineer ensures that the implementations of the projects comply with the contractual, customer-specific, project-relevant and company-internal quality requirements for the products and the processes used. A Project Quality Engineer adapts and develops methods and tools of quality, derives essential test points and criteria and ensures that the defined measures are carried out.

Software Engineer

Software Engineers are usually experienced in multiple software development methodologies, software configuration management, and coding languages.

Systems Engineer

The Systems Engineer is responsible for performing Systems Engineering and Verification to design, integrate, and verify systems, subsystems, and components for the Vehicle.

Welding Engineer

The Welding Engineer is responsible for supervising the overall design and manufacturing process of armoured steel welding assemblies to ensure that the manufactured product satisfies all the internal and external requirements. The Welding Engineer will provide expert guidance in welding technology, development of welding procedures and production plans as well as responsibility for ensuring weld quality and reducing welding defects.

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