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Careers in Australia and New Zealand

Become part of Australia's growing defence industry 

Our success is in identifying, growing and empowering the best people and teams

You might be starting your working life, juggling family and career or looking for a fresh challenge. At Rheinmetall Defence Australia, there are endless opportunities for individuals across all disciplines who thrive in a dynamic, secure and innovative environment.

Rheinmetall is experiencing an exciting period of growth as we increase our capability and footprint in Australia and New Zealand. Our aim is to develop a collaborative and inclusive culture with a workforce that is driven and passionate about what they do.

Come on this game changing journey with us and join our growing team in the Australia-Pacific region!

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Who we are

Our story

Rheinmetall Defence Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group, a mobility and security technology group headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. Our company has a rich history that spans more than 130 years and is recognised as a global leader in security and mobility technology, delivering products and solutions for the Commonwealth of Australia as it modernises Defence capability across land, sea and air domains.

We are a trusted partner to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force and we specialise in:

  • Vehicle Systems
  • Electronic Solutions
  • Weapon and Ammunition
     

Our ties to the Australian Government date back to more than 40 years ago through the provision of munitions. Today, we are proud to be the largest supplier of military vehicles to the Australian Defence Force. We are growing our Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capability in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection and sustainment during this important time in the life of the nation’s defence industry.

Our locations

Rheinmetall Defence Australia has operations in Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Townsville as well as Wellington in New Zealand and is headquartered at the state-of-the-art Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland.

The MILVEHCOE site is a one-of-a-kind facility that hosts an operational manufacturing production hall, warehouse, test track, weapons and munitions firing tunnel, EMC chamber, electronics engineering and administration buildings, a fully catered cafeteria and training auditorium.

Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions is our site based in Maryborough, Queensland and is part of Rheinmetall’s joint venture with NIOA. Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions, produce ammunition in Australia in support of the Australian Defence Force’s Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle, and other military programs.

Life at RDA

Our culture

The Rheinmetall Defence Australia values of Safety, Partnering, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) support our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day.

We advocate for work-life balance, ongoing professional development and training, providing pleasant and purpose fit working environments and support active health and wellness management, all while delivering world-class innovative products and services to our customers.

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Safety

We look out for each other!

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Partnering

We form strong partnerships!

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Openness

We communicate openly!

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Respect

We value others!

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Trust

We do what we say!

Our commitment

Rheinmetall strives to create a safe and secure work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported to bring their unique self, perspectives and skills to work each and every day. Our culture fosters equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion for all our employees and we strongly believe it is important to nurture and give back to the communities to which we all belong.

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Our benefits

We recognise the importance of having a healthy workforce where our employees can comfortably blend personal and professional life. To achieve this culture, we provide a number of attractive employee benefits that our team members can enjoy.
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Discounted Gym Memberships

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Employee Discounts Program (with over 400+ retailers)

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Salary sacrificing

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Novated leases

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Study leave

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Extensive employee assistance program

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Career progression

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Flexible arrangements

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Job-security

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Market Leading Parental Leave

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International Opportunities

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9-day fortnight

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“Rheinmetall supports and offers me paid leave to participate in my Army Reservist role and engage in various STEMM related training activities. Having flexibility makes me feel like I can have a balance in my personal and professional life and still have a fulfilling career as a woman in STEMM.”
Sakuni Ranwala

Systems Engineer

Career prospects

We offer fantastic opportunities for all skillsets, trades, professions and people at all stages of their career. Across our sites, we currently have 600+ employees and we are looking to continue to rapidly grow our workforce. Starting your professional career at Rheinmetall Defence Australia has endless possibilities. If you are a committed and hardworking individual with standout performance on the job, the sky is the limit. You will have the choice to grow your career within your chosen field, become a specialist, a leader or even a Director one day, or you can venture to new horizons and broaden your skills and experience into new areas of specialization and roles that you don’t see every day. What are you waiting for? Apply now!

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“I like my job because I have a lot of agency in regards to how I perform a task, and there is a diverse mixture of different skills, allowing a lot of room to learn and grow as a developer.”
Johnathan Bugden

Visual Database Designer

Relocation to Australia – Your perfect career move
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Have you always dreamed of working abroad? Stop dreaming and apply for opportunities in our Engineering, Human Factors and Supply Chain teams now!

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FAQ Application process

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Rheinmetall Platz 1

40476 Dusseldorf

Germany

Phone: +49 211 473-0

Fax: +49 211 473-4727

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