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Mechanical Fitter

Date: 30-Jan-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 Mechanical Fitter, 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 Mechanical Fitter, your key responsibilities will include, but not limited to;


  • Assembly of fabricated/ manufactured parts into products and assembles sub-assemblies to produce machines and equipment
  • Perform machining (manual and CNC machines), fabrication and welding as required for standard and non-standard production
  • Integration of trial assemblies to platforms
  • Performing mechanical diagnostics and fault finding during assembly
  • Conduct calibration, maintenance, repair and overhaul of QinetiQ products and assemblies
  • Can provide advice and guidance to professional engineers and designers, positively influencing designs and projects
  • 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 Mechanical Fitter, you will need demonstrated experience, knowledge & skills in the following areas:


  • Trades qualification as Fitter & Turner/ Toolmaker or Cert-IV in engineering or equivalent
  • Forklift operator licence
  • Proven experience in safe maintenance and operation of industrial machinery including lathes, mills and brake press
  • Attention to detail, with complex problem solving and analytical skills, with a positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to work in a changing environment both forward on customer test/range environments and within a workshop environment
  • Leads proactive management of safety, quality, security and project performance
  • Computer and IT literate proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • A strong customer focus and be driven to achieve agreed targets
  • Operating of waterjet machine (Desirable)
  • Experience interpreting and working with CAD models and design tools (Desirable).
  • Previous Defence experience (Desirable).
  • Can provide technical direction and training to other technical staff in routine work. (Desirable)
  • Is able to check work of others (peer review) including formal certification of quality checks (Desirable)


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



Life at QinetiQ


Are you ready to be part of a game-changing team leading the development of tomorrow’s technology? When you join QinetiQ, you’ll work alongside some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. We offer generous benefits to support you throughout each stage of your career, including industry-leading flexibility and generous performance rewards. 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.



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:



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 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people.