Welding Engineer (IWE)

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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Darra

Type: N/A

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

The Welding Department is a core element of the RDA Production team and will be based at our new Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVECO) facility in Redbank, Queensland. Our team has the important task of building high quality Armoured Steel systems for the Boxer vehicles.

About the role

You will be responsible for supervising the overall design and manufacturing process of armoured steel welded assemblies to ensure that the manufactured product satisfies all 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. You will initially travel to Germany for 4-6 weeks of training and may be required to travel overseas as required.

As the Welding Engineer you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Supervise the design and manufacturing processes of armoured steel welded assemblies
  • Ensure the product meets both internal and external standards
  • Plan, document, and manage Work Instructions, Procedures, and Process Control Plans for armoured steel welded assemblies. 
  • Complete the verification of welded module drawings against standards, tolerances, welding process and technical feasibility
  • Manage the Welding team's qualification and arrange / plan the relevant welding approvals with external parties.

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 includes:  

Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering;

  • International Specialist Welding Engineer (IWE) certification;
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience as a Specialist Welding Engineer.
  • Demonstrated experience and application of current NDT techniques and standards.
  • Ability to read and interpret specifications and technical drawings of complex structural components with advanced GD&T.
  • Proficient with current 3D measurement techniques including scanning technologies, CMM, and the ability to interpret measurement reports against drawings.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience including proven ability with Root Cause Analysis Techniques.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal communication, consultation and leadership skills.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

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