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Engineering (INTERNSHIP)

The Ripper Group International Pty Ltd - Carrara, QLD

Source: Gold Coast Student Jobs


Company Overview

The Ripper Group company name is drawn from a popular Australian phrase, “You Little Ripper!” The word ripper used in this way means “absolutely excellent, or something exciting extreme approval” (Macquarie Dictionary).

It’s the perfect name for a company that utilises its expertise in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to pioneer changes in the way we rescue, record, maintain, inform and identify.


Interns will shadow and support experienced engineers and team members on a range of projects offering their own ideas and developing new designs on unique projects and tasks.

Key Duties

This is a broad position where you will have the opportunity to complete
engineering tasks related to design, analysis, testing, integration and systems engineering.

You will perform analysis on existing drone hardware, assist in the design and development of future hardware and provide quality assurance.

Duties and responsibilities will include and are not limited to:

  • Electrical systems analysis
  • Electrical system branch circuiting
  • Preparation of design drawings
  • Troubleshoot issues and provide solutions
  • Mechanical 3D CAD design of components and systems
  • PCB design and layout
  • AI & NDVI (agricultural) scanning
  • Coding
  • 3D Printing

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Must be studying an Undergraduate or Graduate Engineering course
  • Knowledge with AutoCAD software
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering theory
  • Driven self-starter with a can-do attitude
  • Previous experience flying or building drones
  • Passionate or genuine interest in the drone industry
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and open minded
  • Attention to detail – accuracy, thoroughness and timeliness
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Software/Program Knowledge

  • SDK (Software Development Kits
  • CAD
  • Microsoft Suite

Reporting Relationship

Reporting to the General Manager – Flight Operations


Unpaid internship


Business hours are from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.
1-2 days per week, by mutual agreement (flexible).

Additional Information

The internship may lead to paid casual, part-time or full-time work.

The Ripper Group is an equal opportunity employer, valuing diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Carrara, QLD


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