Mechanical Engineer


Location: Bendigo

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Why work for Thales Australia?

  • Our Protected Vehicle Business is delivering enhanced capability to life saving Protected Vehicle Platforms

  • The Protected Vehicle Business is preparing 60 Bushmasters that are being delivered to the Ukraine

  • Competitive salary package with employee benefits (Low cost Fitness Passport, travel discounts, etc.)

  • The opportunities are exciting and long-term as we build the team of the future

  • Choose to work from Brisbane, Melbourne or Bendigo

  • Most importantly - be a part of a positive team culture

About the role

Our Protected Vehicles business is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer in support of the manufacture, servicing, repairs and upgrades to the Australian Defence Forces Bushmaster and Hawkei vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Systems Services Manager

  • Conduct Design, Develop and Validate Components and Systems for medium and heavy vehicle using appropriate tools and technique

  • Interpret customer requirement and provides design solution

    • Translate system requirement into solution

    • Perform Engineering Analysis and Investigation

    • Apply relevant industry standard and regulations

    • Release design to production and procurement

  • Analyses cost versus quality trade-offs of alternative product designs and materials and estimates the total cost of developing a proposed product

  • Conducts prototyping, troubleshooting, trials, tests and demonstration of the solution

  • Create, interpret and analysis Technical Documents

  • Provide technical guidelines to peers as required and oversee others works

  • identifies the technical risk and opportunity

How about you?

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or equivalent

  • Execution of the Engineering DDQS (Design, Develop & Qualify the Solution) activities for Sub-Systems

  • Experience in design and manufacturing environments

  • Able to perform first principal engineering calculations.

  • Sound knowledge of engineering materials in relevant area

  • Knowledge of RAMS, DFMEA, 3D CAD and PLM System

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances please visit –

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical check. Thales also complies with current public health orders in place and as such you may be requested to provide your COVID-19 vaccination record.

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Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

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