Senior Mechanical Technician

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, is a consulting and engineering services provider, giving independent and trusted advice to Government, Defence and Industry. Our success is founded on the industry-leading knowledge, integrity, performance and dedication of our people. Even though we are part of a global company, our offices have a very local feel; we employ more than 380 employees in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Western Sydney and Melbourne.An opportunity exists for a Senior Mechanical Technician within our Engineering Service division, reporting into our Sydney office.QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers’ needs. Working alongside world-leading defence scientists in our Integrated Engineering Services division we offer multi-disciplinary professional engineering services supported by in-house manufacturing capabilities, to solve challenging engineering problems for our Defence Science and Technology clients. As a Senior Mechanical Technician you will be required to perform a range of duties, including but not limited to:Safely and competently operate machines and equipment in the DSTG Sydney Client siteCNC and manual milling/ turning tasks to support the manufacture and modification of prototype systems/componentsAssist with, and lead when required, the assembly of complex mechanical assemblies and systemsUsage of CAD/CAM packages to support manufacturing and assembly activitiesGeneral mechanical support to the DSTG Sydney facility including maintenance and upkeep of the mechanical machining and fabrication workshopLiaise with all QinetiQ staff and customers on issues relative to the task as the need arisesTo be successful for the role of Senior Mechanical Technician you will require:EssentialSubstantial experience in performing precision machining of parts with manual mills and lathesSubstantial experience with CAD/CAM packagesExperience with high pressure gas vessels and associated fittingsConfidence to work autonomously and manage a diverse range of stakeholder relationshipsAbility to operate modern office software applicationsAbility to obtain a forklift licenseAbility to obtain and maintain a minimum NV1 Defence Security ClearanceDesirablePrevious experience in a mechanical technician role within a research and development settingExperience in Light fabrication of metal products using hand benders, welders, horizontal bandsaws, grinders etc used in the manufacturing industry.Experience performing technical test and evaluation tasksAbility to undertake basic procurement/ordering tasksExperience training/mentoring junior mechanical staffHigh risk work licenses e.g. dogging, elevated work platform, overhead crane)An existing NV1 (or above) Defence Security ClearanceApplications close on 10 May 2020.What we offerWithout the collective smarts of our people, we would not be able to achieve what we do. The importance that we place on each and every employee shows in the working environment we offer: We value everybody’s contribution; we encourage innovation, diversity and development; we empower people to challenge themselves and the status quo; we foster growth, both personally and professionally. We look after our people and have an attractive compensation package which supports all our employees through different stages of their careers, some of these include:Individual Professional Development AllocationFlexible WorkingSalary Continuance (Income Protection)Up to 16 weeks Paid Parental LeaveStudy Leave (Up to 5 days paid leave per year)Leave Purchase and Loyalty LeavePerformance based rewardsSalary Sacrifice and Novated LeasingReferral bonusesDress for your dayA full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here: https://www.qinetiq.com/au/Careers/Benefits 90000 AUD Australia - NSW Sydney