Lockheed Martin Australia is an Australian company engaged in research, design, development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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If you’re interested in working at Lockheed Martin, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Lockheed Martin hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.
Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Lockheed Martin Australia is engaged in research, design, development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
We are an industry leader in defence and technology, working with Australian partners to bring best practice and leading edge concepts and technology to Australia.
As defence industry leader, Lockheed Martin Australia provides products and services that address some of the world’s most critical issues. But our contribution doesn’t end with a commitment to support Australia’s national security and defence and economic growth. As a responsible corporate citizen, we also play an active role in helping to strengthen the quality of life in our country and the communities where we live and work.
A career with Lockheed Martin not only means a competitive salary and benefits package, but also includes inspiring career development opportunities, a real commitment to work/life balance and a working environment that truly supports your ability to excel.
- System integration
- Systems engineering
- Program management
- Training services and support
- In-service support (logistics and maintenance services)
- Software and hardware development
Lockheed Martin Australia and its related entities employ more than 1000 people in Australia and New Zealand working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence, maritime and civil sectors.
Be the global leader in supporting our customers' missions, strengthening security and advancing scientific discovery.
- Do What's Right
- Respect Others
- Perform With Excellence
More than 1,000 at locations across Australia and New Zealand 97,000 employees worldwide
The Lockheed Martin Australia Graduate Development Program is designed to expose you to unique professional and personal learning and development opportunities. Our team tell us they love coming to work knowing they make a difference – and as an integral part of the team, you will be contributing to stimulating and ground-breaking projects.
Name: Josephine Delore
Job Title: Hardware Engineer
University Attended: University of Newcastle
Degree qualification: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering
Year of graduation: 2015
What's your job about?
At Lockheed Martin I am part of a team that manages a radar system. As a hardware engineer I’m responsible for maintaining and upgrading the mechanical and electrical systems of the radar. I work with software, systems, quality and hardware engineers. I use a computer program to create 3D models of our products and with these models I can check the fit of a part within an assembly, create manufacturing drawings and run a finite element analysis (FEA). FEA is used to simulate how a product would react in a certain situation. By predicting the behaviour of our products I can determine if the design will meet our standards. An example of this is when I used structural analysis to understand if a new part would be able to withstand transportation on the back of a truck. I learnt the foundations of FEA at university and improved my knowledge at Lockheed Martin, through training courses and on- the-job training.
What's your background?
I grew up in Newcastle and graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2015 with a double degree in mechanical and mechatronics engineering. I became interested in pursuing an engineering career after participating in the Science and Engineering Challenge when I was in high school. The challenge was run by the University of Newcastle and was designed to encourage students to choose a career in STEM. As part of a school team I cracked codes, came up with a system to power a city, designed and built an indestructible doll’s chair out of paper and built a Styrofoam plane that we had to try to fly as far as possible. My favourite challenges were the ones where I could design and build a structure to solve a problem and this led me to choose mechanical and mechatronics engineering.
I completed a general elective on astronomy while studying abroad in New Zealand for Summer School. While doing this subject I discovered a passion for space systems and I began to research companies that work in the aerospace industry. Lockheed Martin stood out as a company that was on the leading edge of technology and I applied to their graduate program during my last year at university.
Could someone with a different background do your job?
To do my job you need a grounding in mechanical and electrical systems. Throughout my degree I gained industry experience by working as a trainee engineer in freight rail. I found this work experience invaluable as I could relate what I was learning on the job with my university studies. I would highly recommend work experience during your degree as it will show you what an engineer does outside of university and will teach you skills that you will not learn at university.
What's the coolest thing about your job?
My favourite thing about my job is delivering the final product to the customer at the end of a project. There is a lot of time and effort that goes into getting a product from initial design to manufacturing. It is very satisfying to see something you worked hard on being used in real life.
What are the limitations of your job?
One of things about engineering is that it never stands still. You always need to be ready to learn new things and stay on top technological developments. I still use my university textbooks and keep them on a shelf next to my desk.
3 pieces of advice for yourself when you were a student...
- Study abroad! I had a great time doing 2 months of Summer School in New Zealand.
- Get industry experience while at university. Working in your chosen field shows you what it is like to do that job and puts what you learnt at university in practice.
- Enjoy what you do.
How we reward and support you:
At Lockheed Martin we value our team and the contribution they make every day. We offer rewarding career pathways working on interesting projects that make a difference, continuous professional development and the opportunity to learn from a diverse team of talented individuals. In return we offer:
- Competitive Remuneration
- Options for genuine work/life flexibility including a 9 day, compacted fortnight
- Membership to Destination Discounts – that saves you money on many every day purchases including supermarkets, petrol, department stores to name a few
- Annual flu vaccinations
- Salary packaging for car leasing
Our Graduate Development Program Offers:
- A permanent role with Lockheed Martin
- A 2-year structured Graduate Development Program
- On the job training engaged as part of the team working on challenging and interesting projects Offsite training and development days
- Access to cutting-edge technology and thought leadership
- A coaching and mentoring program – learn from the best!
- Forums to engage and network with peers, SME’s and senior leadership