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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Darra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 22/08/2019


About Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a major Defence company with operations across Australia and New Zealand delivering specialist Defence capability to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force. RDA is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group, a global Defence and Automotive technology group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. RDA is a trusted partner to the ADF through its three divisions - Vehicle Systems, Electronics Solutions and Weapons, Ammunition & Protection.

RDA is rapidly growing its Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capability to the ADF in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection, and sustainment.

About the team

Located in Darra, the Supplier Quality Engineer supports the purchasing of our Electronics Solutions, Weapon & Ammunition and Vehicle Systems divisions to develop and qualify our suppliers. This is a rare chance to join a collaborative team of engineers, strategic purchasers, technical specialists and analysts.

About the role

The Supplier Quality Engineer supports our engineering activities, providing validations, data analysis, and statistical process control for assets including all materials and equipment used within the production facility. You will be responsible for supplier product-related root cause analysis, process mapping and impact assessments for change control procedures on behalf of our teams.

As a Supplier Quality Engineer you can anticipate some of your additional day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Analyzing non-conforming materials and returned goods and recommend disposition and corrective actions;
  • Adhere to Quality System procedures in line with current regulatory standards;
  • Provide analytical investigations and develop root cause for non-conformances and deviations;
  • Develop, document, and implement QA Procedures; and
  • Perform external audits of suppliers of equipment and materials, reporting findings and developing actions as required.

What are we looking for?

Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company's values of Respect, Trust and Transparency.  This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role include:  

  • Degree qualifications in Engineering and significant experience working in supplier quality or quality assurance in an electrical production or manufacturing environment;
  • Previous work experience (at least two years) in the electrical industry (e.g. production of PCB, cable or complex electronic assembles) would be ideal;
  • Proven experience in dealing with suppliers and auditing suppliers;
  • IPC 620/ IPC 610 certification would be desirable;
  • Knowledge of VDA 6.3 and knowledge of ESD - Electrostatic Discharge requirements would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of SMD - Surface Mounted Device processes would be an advantage;
  • Excellent organisational, leadership, decision making and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication, consultation and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including writing, editing and proofing skills;
  • Well-developed inter-personal and teamwork skills to communicate and resolve product quality issues with R&D, production, engineering and other departments;
  • Sound working knowledge of computerised management systems (MS Word, SAP);
  • Understanding of workplace health and safety principles and relevant compliance and legislative requirements; and
  • Be eligible for an Australian Government Security Clearance and have the capacity to satisfy pre-employment screening.

What's on offer?   

  • Attractive Remuneration package, salary sacrificing & novated leases;
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community;
  • Flexibility in workplace settings offering opportunities to work in multiple locations;
  • Corporate discounts with gyms, private health funds and various car dealerships;
  • Opportunity for career development and further training; and
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our employees and their immediate families overall wellbeing. 

Join an inclusive culture 

Rheinmetall 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.  

Veterans are always encouraged to apply for roles at Rheinmetall where they can bring select skills and expertise to the delivery of products and services for our customer. Recognising these unique attributes, the Company has established a Veterans Employment Program that trains and supports veterans transitioning from the armed forces and seeking future employment in the commercial sector.   

Next steps 

If you are ready to take the next step, Apply Now! 

Rheinmetall may use various recruitment and selection tools and techniques as part of our process, such as video interviewing, online assessments, face-to-face interviews and assessment centres. 

The preferred candidate will be required to complete RDA's background checks including pre-employment verification and national police checks. 


For further information about this opportunity, please email

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