Senior Mechanical Technician

Date: 11 May 2023

Location: Perth, Western Australia, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 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.


We are currently looking for a Mechanical Technician to join our Integrated Engineering Services group in supporting Defence, Science and Technology (DST) Workshops based in Rockingham, Western Australia.


This role will see you independently manage and conduct operations at this DST facility embedded at the HMAS Stirling Naval Base. Manage, support and conduct fabrication, engineering, trials and maintenance activities in accordance with contracts and customer driven requests including:

  • Fabrication and machining
  • Safety management systems
  • Attending test and trials activities
  • Use of associated test equipment
  • Other equipment as directed
  • Conduct maintenance, support and management of workshop facility, including (but not limited to):
    • Calibration of support and test equipment
    • Facilities upkeep
    • Storekeeping
    • Logistics support (including asset procurement)
  • Provide support to clients associated with testing and trials activities.


As a Mechanical Technician your direct key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Oversee all aspects of the DST Workshop
  • Perform all workshop administration activities
  • Provide workshop inductions
  • Machine Management, Commissioning, servicing and operation
  • Calibration of test and measuring equipment
  • Conduct relevant Safety Activities including Plant Hazard Risk Assessments, SWMS and JSA for relevant tasks
  • Operate safely within the workshop facility at HMAS Stirling.
  • Conduct maintenance services in accordance with maintenance plans, level of authority and performance measures
  • Manage chemical holdings including MSDS’s and chemical risk assessments.
  • Deliver services to customers that enhance QinetiQ’s reputation as a trusted provider and partner
  • Demonstration of initiative and self-motivation
  • Compliance with legislative, regulatory, Quality Management Systems and Employee Safety requirements


To be successful in the role of Mechanical Technician you will need to bring with you:

  • Minimum Certificate III Engineering Mechanical Trade
  • Significant experience in the use of manual machinery e.g. Vertical Mill, Manual Lathe, Guillotine, Drilling, Welding and Assembly tasks (Highly regarded)
  • Defence industry experience not essential but advantageous
  • Demonstrated experience performing maintenance operations within a complex mechanical environment (preferably Defence)
  • Good communication skills, reliable and technically capable. A high degree of autonomy is required in this role
  • Demonstrated high quality of workmanship and attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret formal and informal mechanical drawings and designs.
  • Experience operating within a quality management system
  • Experience working with mechanical design engineers and scientists


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


Life at QinetiQ

Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance. QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.

We look after our people are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Our salary and benefits package is designed to make sure we support our diverse group of employees through the different stages of their life and careers.


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 Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.