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Trades Assistant

Thales Group - Darwin, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Our Opportunity

Reporting directly to the production manager, you will focus on a range of maintenance related duties within our ship repair business and be mentored by some of the very best in the industry.


  • Assisting Mechanical Technicians with the repairs & maintenance of the ACPB Sea boats
  • Assisting with testing and sea trialing of repaired equipment
  • Towing of boats to and from boat ramps for launching and retrieval
  • Assist with fault diagnosing of equipment.
  • Washing of sea boats & trailers
  • Maintain the sea boat warehouse storage
  • Carry out other duties as directed
  • Comply with all relevant company Quality and Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental policies, frameworks and work practices with the intent of preventing or minimising accidental exposures to self, colleagues, visitors and/or the environment. Also provide feedback and information in the composing of JSEA’s and Risk Assessments.
  • Motivate, direct and communicate effectively through using skills and knowledge
  • Other related duties as assigned, which may include offsite work or projects outside the Darwin metropolitan area

About You

  • Previous experience as a mechanical fitter would be highly advantageous
  • Knowledge in general workshop machinery and operations
  • Forklift and Driver License preferred
  • Knowledge in working with small boats or servicing of engines would be highly regarded

Good to Know

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances please visit – http://www.defence.gov.au/AGSVA/

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

For more information on Thales visit us @ThalesCareers on Instagram

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.