Electronics Technician

Date: 6 Dec 2023

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 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, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down!


This is an exciting phase in our history and we are looking for an experienced Electronics Technician, based in Melbourne that will see you working within our Engineering Services division.   


You’ll share our values of Performance, Collaboration and Integrity, and our purpose to protect the safety and security of our nation. Joining our talented team, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive environment with an enviable culture which inspires our people to deliver their best work.


As the Electronics Technician, your key responsibilities will include, but not limited to;


  • Production assembly of products systems, including wiring harnesses
  • Integration of trial assemblies to platforms
  • Assembling and installing electrical and electronic systems in a range of equipment using 12v and 230v systems
  • Performing electronic diagnostics and fault finding
  • Conduct calibration, maintenance, repair and overhaul of QinetiQ products and assemblies
  • Support QA of material and sub-assemblies (inwards and outwards)
  • Performing function and end of line checks and tests
  • Provide input into new product development and installation guides
  • Provide input into operating and maintenance documentation



To be successful in the role of Electronics Technician, you will need demonstrated experience, knowledge & skills in the following areas:


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar roles
  • Automotive and/or Robotic electrical, mechanical experience
  • Ability to install and repair electrical systems with experience working on a wide range of systems and products
  • Able to apply a wide breadth of experience and multi-trade knowledge to commissioning/trouble shooting of complex systems
  • Ability to work in a changing environment both forward on customer test/range environments and within a workshop environment
  • Be willing to learn and adapt to new and varying products and equipment
  • Computer and IT literate proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Conducts advanced, high quality technical work
  • Leads proactive management of safety, quality, security and project performance.
  • A strong customer focus and be driven to achieve agreed targets
  • Superior attention to detail, with complex problem solving and analytical skills, with a positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience interpreting and working with CAD models and design tools (Preferred but not essential)
  • Defence experience (Preferred but not essential)
  • Can provide technical direction and training to other technical staff in routine work. (Preferred but not essential)
  • Is able to check work of others (peer review) including formal certification of quality checks. (Preferred but not essential)
  • Can provide advice and guidance to professional engineers and designers, positively influencing designs and projects



  • Certificate III Electro Technology Electrician or equivalent
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 (Preferred but not essential)



Candidates will be required to obtain an Australian Government secret clearance which will require Australian citizenship. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates



for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.



Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program & loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here: https://www.qinetiq.com/en-au/careers/benefits




As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work,  meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.