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1st Class Machinist Job at BAE Systems

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Category: Manufacturing, Production and Support
  • Location: SA-Edinburgh Parks
  • Date Advertised: 26-MAR-21
  • Job Reference: BAE/1521557EXT
  • Job Title: 1st Class Machinist
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  • Summary:

  • Apply your talent where it counts

  • Looking for a Machinist to be part of our “Night Shift” team

  • Enjoy flexibility, innovation focus and interesting work within a strong team culture

Apply your talent where it counts as a 1st Class Machinist in our operations team at Edinburgh Parks, SA.

Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. We e continuing to provide the Australian Defence Force with what they need to help protect the nation. Many of our people are now safely working from home. Of course some roles cant be done from home and in those cases, were operating with an increased focus on health and safety on-site. Were finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia.

Advanced Manufacturing has won multiple large long-term contracts. We are seeking applicants for an experienced 1st Class Machinist who is capable with manual machining, and with fitting experience to join the night shift team.  As the 1st Class Machinist, you will receive four weeks annual leave, RDOs, regular overtime in the comfort of a temperature controlled working environment.

In terms of more specific responsibilities, you will:

  • Be responsible for computer numerical control (CNC) machining tasks associated with defence requirements

  • Undertake CNC component machining on a range of defence projects to meet scheduled requirements

  • Ensure that all appropriate documentation for engineering systems and defect reporting are incorporated for traceability

  • Liaise with BAE Systems Quality staff to ensure compliance with project quality requirements

  • Comply with BAE Systems Safety, Health and Environment procedures with the requirements of the BAE Systems Quality systems as they relate to respective areas of activity

  • Alert the organisation to potential or known problems that affect the quality of BAE Systems products and services

  • Provide input and  offering recommendations for the improvement of company processes and procedures

  • Validate parts as they are manufactured

As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you will have:

  • A Mechanical trade certificate

  • Manual Machining and Fitting experience

  • CNC machining and manual programming experience

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a defence security clearance of “Baseline”

  • A strong team focus and a can do attitude

  • The ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders

  • The availability to work from 11.30pm until 7.30am Sunday-Thursday

BAE Systems advanced defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. For more than 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains.

In terms of our culture, its safety focused and inclusive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our more than 4,100 employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a safe, family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work. Join us.

Applications should be addressed to: Shane Blogg, Talent Acquisition Specialist – Trades, and made online here.

Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email:

Please ensure you attach a current resume and copy of your relevant qualification(s) to your application. A cover letter is also required.

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for these opportunities.  An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits.  We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

To learn about other employment opportunities at BAE Systems, please visit:

BAE Systems Australia employees are encouraged to refer others for employment in line with the conditions of the Employee Referral Scheme.

Further information regarding clearances is available at:

BAE Systems Australia will never request money from you during the recruitment process. Please be aware of scam messages asking for money for an administration fee, visa or similar. If you receive such a message please report it to Scam Watch

Job applications should only be submitted via the BAE Systems Australia website and not via email.  If you receive an email from BAE Systems that does not utilise “” as the domain, it is not legitimate.  BAE Systems does not use gmail, aol, Hotmail or similar accounts.

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1st Class Machinist BAE Systems


BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide. Our wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services.

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