CMM Operator

Date: 22 May 2024

Location: Nowra, New South Wales, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ is a global defence and security company and employs more than 8500 people in more than 50 locations around the world. We offer our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products and help solve some of their 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. Globally QinetiQ has four Sectors, one of which is the ‘Australia Sector’’. The Australia Sector has more than 1,200 employees operating across four countries, namely Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.  


Headquartered in Nowra, New South Wales, QinetiQ Air Affairs provides targets and training services, and electronic warfare capabilities to the Australian Defence Force, in addition to aerial surveillance and reconnaissance in support of government firefighting efforts. Air Affairs owns and operates a fleet of special mission aircraft and maintains an advanced manufacturing and engineering facility providing design, manufacture and certification operations.

We are seeking an experienced CNC Programmer with experience in Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) to support our quality control function, ensuring that our products consistently meet or exceed customer expectations. In addition to programming, updating, and maintaining our (CMM), this role will also provide vital support as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operator during high-demand periods.


Your day to day role will see you joining a supportive team to;


  • Drive continuous quality improvement initiatives.
  • Conduct product quality inspections to uphold our high standards.
  • Measure and analyse sample and production parts for compliance with engineering specifications.
  • Oversee daily production records and ensure adherence to established processes and standards.
  • Provide constructive feedback to the production team for process enhancement.
  • Collaborate with management and supervisors to maintain efficient production practices.


As our ideal candidate you will bring;


  • Experience in CNC and ideally CMM but a willingness to learn or move into a quality role would also be considered.
  • An understanding of design tolerances and the manufacturing process of high quality complex parts.
  • Attention to detail and organisation skills.
  • Certificate III in Mechanical Engineering


You will be provided with an opportunity to learn, develop your skills in an advanced manufacturing environment and support critical infrastructure to the ADF.


Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance. 


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.




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. 


QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates. Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance. 


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Ruth Harrison – Talent Acquisition Specialist 07 3031 0233 or email