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Project Quality Engineer

Rheinmetall - Redbank Plains, QLD

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About Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a major Defence company with operations across Australia and New Zealand delivering specialist Defence capability to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force. RDA is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group, a global Defence and Automotive technology group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. RDA is a trusted partner to the ADF through its three divisions - Vehicle Systems, Electronics Solutions and Weapons, Ammunition & Protection.

RDA is rapidly growing its Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capability to the ADF in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection, and sustainment.

About the Team

With our state of the art facility now in full operation, we are looking to appoint a Project Quality Engineer to complement our existing team. This is a rare opportunity to join a collaborative team of professionals during an exciting ramp up phase.

About the role

The Project Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the implementation of the projects assigned, to comply with the contractual, customer-specific, project-relevant and company-internal quality requirements for the products and the processes used. The successful applicant adapts and develops methods and tools of quality, derives essential test points and criteria and ensures that the defined measures are carried out.

In doing so, they act in the integrated Plan-Do-Check-Act approach, with which they ensure that any non-conformities that are noticed are rectified and a recurrence is prevented. Providing expert level, professional capability and support in quality management to the business on complex and critical quality issues to meet operational requirements and ensure compliance with applicable standards, regulations and other requirements.

As Project Quality Engineer you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Provide high level quality management support services to enable effective decision making and delivery of sound quality project outcomes;Guide project staff in the effective use of quality management systems and tools;
  • Prepare project quality reports (around quality performance, kpi’s, risks and quality compliance) and attend relevant project meetings provide support and direction in assisting the project to meet and exceed project quality requirements;
  • Evaluation of customer requirements and definition / deduction of project quality requirements in order to fulfil customer requirements;
  • Develop and maintain product specific quality plans, Inspection and Control Plans, Test & Inspection Plans, etc., as relevant and required;
  • Track the inspection, surveillance and records collation activities on individual vehicles and facilitate progressive assurance reviews with relevant stakeholders, including CoA representatives;
  • Planning, coordination and conduction of acceptance tests (FAT/SAT);
  • Conducting inspection and auditing to assure that an acceptable level of build quality is maintained/ achieved for the vehicles, including verifying and collating the content of the Vehicle Log Book and other such methods used to manage and demonstrate manufacturing quality;and
  • Analyse quality, operational data, inspection reports and other performance data to identify quality improvement needs and systemic concerns.

What are we looking for?

Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Openness. This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes: 

  • Tertiary qualifications (Degree in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science);
  • Recognised formal training in Quality (CQE, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, degree, etc.);
  • Demonstrated experience as a Quality Engineer or QA Manager on multidisciplinary (hardware, software and mechanical) engineering project(s);
  • Advanced interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate;
  • Understanding of IPC-A-610 & IPC/WHMA-A-620 requirements to inspect electronic assemblies and cable harness;
  • Trained in using advanced quality tools and techniques;
  • Comprehensive understanding of ISO 9000;
  • Good developed stakeholder management skills and experience working with senior management, technical experts, etc. where customised solutions and a consultancy based approach are key;
  • Good IT knowledge, particularly of SAP QM;
  • Must currently hold or be eligible to gain the appropriate Australian Security Clearance;
  • Ability to travel interstate and internationally when required.

What's on offer? 

  • Working in a great team and with exciting products
  • Opportunity for career development and further training
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community
  • Opportunity to work on major projects such as LAND 400
  • Attractive Remuneration package with salary sacrificing & novated leases
  • Flexibility in workplace settings offering opportunities to work in multiple locations
  • Corporate discounts with gyms, private health funds and various car dealerships
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our employees and their families overall wellbeing

Join an inclusive culture

Rheinmetall recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work successfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural background.

Veterans are always encouraged to apply for roles at Rheinmetall where they can bring select skills and expertise to the delivery of products and services for our customer.

Next Steps

If you are ready to take the next step, Apply Now!

Rheinmetall may use various recruitment and selection tools and techniques as part of our process, such as video interviewing, online assessments, face-to-face interviews and assessment centres.

The preferred candidate will be required to complete RDA’s background checks including pre-employment verification and national police checks.

Applications close: Sunday 6 June 2021

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please call Kara Ume on 0448 383 113 and quote Ref#AU00303.