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Support Engineer (Methods Engineer)

SAFRAN Electronics & Defense Australasia
Date Published: 17 May 2019
Defence Full-Time
Private No salary information listed.
Other Botany NSW 2019, Australia
Support Engineer (Methods Engineer)
  • To find out more about SAFRAN please take the time to view our 2018 Group Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVfrMk_5Atw

About the company
SAFRAN Electronics and Defense Australasia (SEDA), a SAFRAN high-tech company that holds world leadership positions in optronics, avionics, inertial sensors, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets.

This is an exciting time to join SEDA as they embark on rapid growth here in Australia, which has been supported by the recent move to larger facilities in Botany.

To find out more about SAFRAN please take the time to view our 2018 Group Highlights



About the role

The Support Engineer will positively contribute to the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Support Operations department of Safran Electronics and Defense Australasia, by developing and adapting technical solutions for Defence products that are supplied to Navy, Army and Airforce.

The solutions will include the opportunity to develop technical process and procedures for MRO of high-tech defence products, and the development and upkeep of related Support and Test Equipment (S&TE).  

The successful candidate will ensure efficient and effective engineering support to ensure quality for delivered products and services.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creation/adaptation and upkeep/update of documentation relating to the workshop/field environment, specifically with respect to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) process and procedures (Work Instructions, Inspection Documentation, Test Specifications/Reports, etc.)
  • Conduct Engineering investigations into quality and procedural issues relating to MRO activities
  • Provide technical support for MRO S&TE, including troubleshooting, reporting, and development/adaptation of tools/equipment
  • Perform commissioning and validation activities for MRO S&TE
  • Provide support in any S&TE requirements planning for MRO activities
  • Proactive participation in Continuous Improvement initiatives reduce waste and optimise resources for MRO Activities

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a production support engineer or similar discipline within an industrial or defence environment
  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering or related discipline desirable
  • Practical experience with technical process and procedures relating to production assembly or MRO activities for technical products
  • Proven experience in executing lean and/or six sigma activities with positive outcomes
  • Experience in technical documentation and processes IAW Quality Standards AS/NZS9001, AS/NZS9110, and AS/NZS14001 framework
  • Skills and knowledge on service and repair processes and quality (airworthiness/seaworthiness)
  • High level of competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Access and Project


Can demonstrate:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an Australian Department of Defence security clearance to Negative Vetting Level 1
  • Decisive and self-starting attitude, with energy and motivation to be effective in a very demanding environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability and willingness to liaise with all levels within the organisation
  • High-level accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving techniques
  • Proactive, Autonomous, Rigorous, Organised
  • Interest in advanced technologies
  • French speaker would be advantageous


How to Apply

Candidates must currently have the legal right to work in Australia to be eligible to apply for this position.

Please note all final applicants for this position will be asked to complete a national police check and each application will be considered on its merits.

All applications should include a covering letter and up to date CV and be submitted to the attention of Human Resources quoting reference number SEME0519

Applications for this role will ONLY be accepted if submitted through the below link:


To submit your application on our website it is best to use Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer on a desktop. If you have any issues submitting your application please contact Tara on 02 9796 6600.


Tara Fehon
02 9796 6600

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