Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall is seeking diversity in our talent!

We are looking for team members 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 diverse, 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 Group – Find Your Why

Learn what it is like to be part of the Rheinmetall family. Achieve your own professional goals and be supported to do it. Help us to continue creating unique and innovative products while pressing ahead with technologies that keep the world moving and really make a difference.

Rheinmetall Defence Australia has fantastic opportunities available for most trades, professions and skillsets 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.

Our Culture

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.   We believe in providing employees with interesting work. We also believe in helping employees achieve a better work-life balance and support active health management.  

Respect – We respect others!

Trust – We do what we say!

Openness – We say what we mean!

Our Benefits – Flexibility & Wellbeing

  • Long service leave from 7 years
  • Flexible working options available
  • Additional leave types on offer (eg. Study leave, volunteer leave, parental leave and reserve leave)
  • Special Leave gifted at Christmas shut down period
  • Engaging health and wellbeing programs and initiatives.
  • Extensive EAP offering including Crisis Counselling, Financial Consultations, Nutritional Consultations, Wellbeing Coaching and Legal Consultations
  • Gym membership discounts, car dealership deals, salary sacrificing and novated leasing
  • Ongoing personal and professional training and development
  • Participation in community engagement initiatives
  • Opportunities to participate in fun, challenging and life changing fundraising activities with our charity of choice, Legacy.

Discover Rheinmetall – Our Employee Benefits!

At Rheinmetall we offer an array of attractive employee benefits to keep our teams engaged, balanced, rewarded and recognised. Feel the passion. Everyday.

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 backgrounds. 

So far in 2021, 43% of our internal promotion have been for women

Our workforce has become considerably more diverse.  Our workforce reflects a broad spectrum of cultures, social backgrounds and a wide range of skills and talents.  With the development of our employee lead Diversity & Inclusion Committee in 2021, the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion will continue to be a key focus and forever strengthened as we seek to grow our workforce further.

RDA is an endorsed Work180 Employer for All Women.  With our industry being predominately male, we have collaborated with Work180 to ensure we continue to attract, support and engage females within, but also looking to join, our growing organisation.  This also means we can continue to develop and roll out contemporary initiatives and policies, including work-life blends for everyone.

Making a Difference: Supporting our Team Members & 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.

"Rheinmetall has a very inclusive work environment. I have always felt supported by the company, my leaders and my team and I have never felt like I have been treated differently, because I am a woman in STEMM."
Sakuni Ranwala
Systems Engineer
Sakuni Ranwala , Systems Engineer

RDA also gives back through our Gold Sponsorship arrangement with Legacy Brisbane. This allows us to help raise vital funds to care for the families of Australian Defence Force men and women who have lost their lives or their health as a result of their service. Together, we help change the lives of more than 6,500 widows, children and families who need our support. Team members at RDA have the opportunity to participate at numerous fundraising events and activities across the year in support of this program, including but not limited to;

  •  C3 Canungra Combat Challenge
  •  ANZAC Day
  •  Backyard Assist Programs
  •  Remembrance Day Luncheons / Dinner
  •  Legacy Giving Tree (at Christmas)
  •  Legacy Gala Dinner

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.

"Diversity breeds a higher IQ"
Fiona Ryan
General Manager, Human Resources & Safety
Fiona Ryan, General Manager, Human Resources & Safety

Our Awarding Winning Veterans Program 

Rheinmetall Defence Australia is proud to be announced the Winner of the Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large category in the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program Awards in 2020.  Veteran’s engagement is a deeply engaging commitment for RDA.  We have a strong cohort of Veterans working on projects and tasks as diverse as financial reporting, project management, procurement and human resources management on major programs we are delivering for the Commonwealth of Australia.  We are extraordinarily happy that most of the veterans we bring into our program are now employed; either within the Rheinmetall family or with other employers.

Veterans Employer of the Year, Large - Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia have a great company ethos. Delivering specialist Defence capability to both the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces, their Veteran Engagement Program is targeted and centred around each veteran individually.


(Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence)

Officially opened by the Prime Minister of Australia on 11 October 2020, MILVEHCOE is our new APAC headquarters. Our state-of-the-art, best in class defence facility is set on 11 hectares of land next to the Brisbane River in Redbank.  This centre will be where Australian workers will produce some of the most advanced armoured vehicles in the world!

With our facility having only finished construction mid-2020, careful consideration was taken with the layout and design of the property, to ensure we cater for the needs of our valued employees.  Including but not limited to, full accessibility,  onsite carparks, end of trip facilities, full access bathrooms with showers, toilets, lockers and self-care appliances, dedicated lockable and private meeting rooms for breastfeeding, a fully functioning first aid room, multiple kitchens, fridges, coffee machines, fresh filtered water and an onsite catered cafeteria.  In our corporate office spaces, sit-stand desks are available along with any other aides required to cater to personal needs to ensure we can all do our jobs effectively.

To learn more about our HQ, please click on the video below.

Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence

Rheinmetall is pleased to confirm the opening of its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland, Australia and the establishment of a new national sovereign military vehicle capability that enables the design, development and local manufacture of military vehicles, platforms and turrets for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and export to like-minded nations.