Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


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.

About the role:

Exciting opportunity for an experienced motivated Electrician to join our Above Water Systems (AWS) team based in Garden Island NSW. Reporting into the Electrical Workshop line Manager your primary responsibility will be to carry out electrical work including preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance and new installations as required, both onboard naval and commercial vessels and in the Electrical workshop, following all relevant procedures and work practices.

You accountabilities will include;

  • Safe and proper use of battery, electric and pneumatic (air) power tools and workshop machines.

  • Provide support to the team you are assigned to in all matters, no matter how small.

  • Running of cables onboard naval and commercial vessels.

  • Termination of fixed wiring onboard naval and commercial vessels

  • Termination of earthing onboard naval and commercial vessels.

  • Fitting of cable support systems onboard naval and commercial vessels.

  • Soft Soldering of terminations within panels, junction boxes etc.

  • Assemble or repair cable assemblies IAW Drawings, Work Instructions and/or written specifications.

  • Assemble or repair and test of electrical components (Junction Boxes, Relay panels etc) IAW Drawings, Work Instructions and/or written specifications.

  • Test leads and appliances/tools for safety compliance using Thales AUS/00647 –GID Electrical Equipment (Plug-in) –Inspection & Testing(after appropriate training, if required).

How about you;

Our ideal candidate will have proven experience in a range of electrical and controls work. Repair and maintain propulsion machinery, power generation systems, air conditioning systems, refrigeration and more, in this wide-ranging role. They will have demonstrated awareness of and commitment to workplace health and safety requirements with a proven ability to apply this in an electrical work environment

  • Australian recognised Electrical Trade Certificate

  • A current Induction for Construction Work (White Card).

  • A current Qualified Supervisor Certificate (Electrical Licence)

  • Job may include some Overtime ( evening and weekend hours).

  • Able to work in a multi-cultural, multi trade environment

  • Ship repair / marine industry experience advantageous

  • Familiar with confined space and working at heights requirements

Good to Know

You’ll receive 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 – http://www.defence.gov.au/AGSVA/

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

As part of our standard process you will complete police, medical, employment and reference checks. 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.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more on how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here: https://work180.com/en-AU/for-women/employer/thales.

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

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