Technical Training Lead

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Bandiana

Job Type: Full time


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The Technical Training Lead is a highly experienced qualified tradesman responsible for leading the Development and Implementation phases of the ADDIE instructional design framework, for both internal and external courses. The Technical Training Lead has highly developed subject matter expertise on the full range of RDA logistical and tactical vehicle systems.

Duties include overseeing the development of maintenance instructors as SMEs on both mission system and training equipment, conducting training resource development, course management, co-ordinating the rostering of sub-contracted training staff, co-ordination with sub-contractors for their general workplace administration, the supervision and conduct of course instruction for both internal and external courses, and providing mentoring and leadership to maintenance Instructor staff. This role is responsible for maintaining source documentation including existing learning materials, and assisting in the development of online, web-based and multi-media based learning materials.

The Technical Training Lead also represents RDA on maintenance specific training issues, with the Customer (Commonwealth of Australia), and with other Rheinmetall entities.

As Technical Training Lead, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Lead small teams and other stakeholders in the delivery of Training for high complexity and technology military equipment projects as part of Rheinmetall’s Support System solution;
  • The Training Team Leader is responsible for the development of the Instructor;
  • Provide superior subject matter knowledge and expertise of the Rheinmetall suite of products;
  • Lead the conduct of the Development and Implementation phases of the ADDIE (Analyse, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) model;
  • Support Analysis and Design phases of the ADDIE (Analyse, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) model;
  • Conduct course management duties applicable to the delivery of individual courses;
  • Lead and oversee the development of lesson plans and supporting materials;
  • Monitor and evaluate trial courses to enable product refinement;
  • Coordinate and document working groups, requirements conferences and other engagement activities with customer representatives, design teams and other system stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the design and commission of bespoke e-learning resources, Part-Task Trainers, simulation systems and other training equipment solutions as part of a holistic approach to training system design;
  • Participate as the training analysis and design SME in formal and informal training review and approval activities with the Commonwealth and other stakeholders, including training-specific milestones such as the Learning Review Board (LRB) and Learning Implementation Board (LIB);
  • Support other Support System review and approval activities such as PDR (Preliminary Design Review), DDR (Detailed Design Review) and SRR (System Requirements Review) including addressing training outcomes from milestone reviews;
  • Develop and sustain functional relationships and conduct regular liaison and engagement of key stakeholders across the Commonwealth, other customers and internal-to-Rheinmetall stakeholders;
  • Other tasks directed by the Training Manager.

About your new team

The Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) Training team is responsible for the design and delivery of high volume, complex training solutions to the Australian Defence Forces and other customers, across the range of RDA products.

Find Your Why at Rheinmetall

Our values of Safety, Partnership, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) supports our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology, or an equivalent trade qualification;
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40110);
  • In-depth knowledge of Adult Learning Theories;
  • A working knowledge of the Systems Approach to Defence Learning (SADL);
  • Familiarity with ADF Trade Training;
  • Technical writing skills across a range of training documentation and general writing skills such as activity instructions, dot-point briefs, emails, letters and other forms of external correspondence;
  • Relevant product knowledge or the ability to gain such knowledge;
  • Ability to travel interstate and internationally when required;
  • Able to regularly work in alternate locations, in Australia or overseas, for up to 4 week’s duration; and
  • NV1 security clearance.

What we offer you

  • Work as part of a team with real purpose in what we do
  • Attractive remuneration packages with salary sacrificing and novated leases
  • Flexible working practices
  • Generous internal incentive and referral program
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing
  • We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180

Our inclusive culture

Rheinmetall fosters a culture of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion for all our employees and provides a safe and secure work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported to bring their unique self to work every day.

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Next steps

Apply now!

Preferred candidates will be required to complete background checks including pre-employment verifications and national police checks.

Applications close: 21 December 2022

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please contact RDA Talent Acquisition Team at and quote REF#AU01911.

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