Positions

Current vacancies at PMB Defence

How to join the Team?

With our commitment to becoming the recognised world leader for leading-edge defence systems and energy solutions in the global marketplace, PMB is always looking for innovative, motivated, professional team members to join our team.

You don’t need to have defence experience but you will need to be adaptable, flexible and align with our values – if this is you, we would welcome your Expression of Interest to register for our talent pool.

To learn about more employment opportunities at PMB, please send us a cover letter outlining the type of role you’re interested in, your career history and key achievements, along with a copy of your CV for consideration to human.resources@pmbdefence.com.au.

Our current vacancies are listed below – please apply directly through the link in the ad.

Production Worker – Multiple Vacancies

PMB Defence has multiple Production Worker vacancies available for an immediate start. The successful applicants will be working with a world leader manufacturer of submarine battery systems, in our brand new state of the art facility in Osborne. You must have previous experience in a production / manufacturing role. There are opportunities for overtime as well as occasional weekend work. These are rare chances to join a very stable company going through a significant growth phase. Secure your future and apply now.

Your duties will include

  • Manufacturing products to exceptional standards
  • Interpret instructions and work with SOPs
  • General housekeeping activities
  • Production / process duties
  • Work to a high WHS standard
  • Basic quality and testing checks

What do you need to be successful?

  • Have previous experience in a similar production/manufacturing position
  • Ability to be available for shift work, therefore those with their own transport or ability to reliably get to the premises should apply
  • Be an Australia Citizen and be South Australia based
  • Hold a current police clearance from the past 6 months or be willing to obtain one
  • Be comfortable undertaking regular Lead in Blood testing
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment medical with a Drug and Alcohol screen

To be considered for these roles, please contact our partner Agencies:

Stuart Johnston – Red Appointments – stuartj@redappointments.com

Michael Hatswell – All Staff Resources – michael@allstaffresources.com.au

Human Resources Coordinator – 12 month fixed term parental leave contract

About the role

This position is available on either a full time or part time basis for a twelve month parental leave contract, with possibility for extension. Reporting to the HR Manager, this role will provide human resources support to managers and employees with a service delivery focus on all people-related touchpoints across the entire Employee Lifecycle.  Our workforce is diverse and includes engineering, production, trades and corporate support functions, so the successful candidate will need to be comfortable operating across all areas. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing end to end recruitment activities, including facilitating the induction and onboarding process;
  • Providing informed and accurate advice on all people related queries;
  • Supporting learning, leadership and the employee experience across the business through the delivery of presentations, training and engagement programs;
  • Managing certification & licence database, identifying needs for training and upskilling as appropriate;
  • Supporting the Return to Work process as required;
  • Proving quality HR and general administrative support for the business as required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in a similar generalist HR role including recruitment processes is essential
  • Excellent time management skills and the capability to prioritise competing demands, whilst ensuring attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • High level communication, negotiation and stakeholder management skills and the ability to build trusted relationships
  • A strong team focus and a positive approach to work
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable

Other requirements

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Obtain a current police clearance
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment medical and Drug & Alcohol screen
  • Undertake six monthly lead in blood testing
  • The ability to obtain an NV1 Australian Defence Security clearance (essential), or hold an existing clearance (desirable)

How to apply

To apply please click here. Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your motivation to apply and suitability for the role. For confidential enquiries and a job and person description, please contact Amanda Byrne – HR Manager at abyrne@pmbdefence.com.au

Accounts Administration Officer – 12 month fixed term parental leave contract

About the role

This position is available for a twelve month fixed term parental leave contract. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, key responsibilities will include:

  • End to end accounts payable responsibilities, including receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices;
  • Managing the petty cash float and ensuring all petty cash expenditure is coded and entered correctly;
  • Accurately entering time sheets for staff into the payroll system, ensuring correct coding;
  • Reconciling company credit card statements and following up outstanding statements and tax invoices from managers and card holders;
  • Providing back up to reception and other ad hoc administration tasks.

Skills and Experience

We are seeking candidates with previous experience in a similar role with end to end accounts payable experience. Exposure to working with an integrated ERP system in a manufacturing or defence environment is desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent time management skills and the capability to prioritise competing demands, ensuring excellent attention to detail. The ability to work in a fast paced environment is essential, as are high level communication skills, initiative a strong team focus.

Other requirements

This position will be required to:

  • Obtain a current police clearance
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment medical and Drug & Alcohol screen
  • Undertake six monthly lead in blood testing

How to apply

To apply please click here. Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your motivation to apply and suitability for the role. For confidential enquiries and a job and person description, please contact Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell – HR Advisor at ldinnison-mitchell@pmbdefence.com.au

Senior Commercial and Contracts Officer

About the role

To support the next phase of PMB Defence’s journey, an exciting new part time role now exists for an experienced contracts/commercial officer looking to be part of our family. Reporting directly to the Commercial and Contracts Manager, this role will assist in providing contracts and commercial services to various projects and functions.

This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned contracts/commercial officer looking to kickstart or further their career in the defence sector with an Adelaide based business.  Key responsibilities will include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Providing in contractual support to bids and contracts, including contract/commercial responses to tenders in accordance with agreed company strategy, conducting contractual reviews of customer requirements, making recommendations and working with the reporting manager and/or Bid Manager in formulating the tender responses;
  • Identifying cost drivers, commercial risks and propose solutions for the contractual issues;
  • Working with engineering, finance, manufacturing, project management and supply chain functions in delivering the tender/contract outcomes by providing guidance and contractual support (including interpretations of suppliers’ terms and conditions);
  • Lead or input into commercial summaries for required approval;
  • Manage or assist in contract mobilisation activities, contract change proposals (CCPs) and participate in CCP reviews;
  • Lead or assist in drafting subcontract terms and conditions;
  • Maintain contractual baselines of tenders/contracts;
  • Provide contractual input to project reports;
  • Review Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) and other similar documents;
  • Manage or assist in export approvals, End User Certificates and liaising with export authorities;
  • Provide contractual support to Plant and Equipment related quotes and tenders;
  • Support Procurement department in reviewing terms and conditions from the suppliers;
  • Support the relevant teams in supplier evaluation or supplier negotiations;
  • Assist the line manager in developing, implementing and maintaining the department processes and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Experience working in commercial, contracts or supply chain functions, ideally in defence, manufacturing or engineering firms;
  • Experience in liaising with the Australian, European or other international defence customers and suppliers;
  • contract management experience especially in Defence environment;
  • Have an understanding of various cost drivers and commercial risks.
  • A proven track record in building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills teamed with a high level of organisation and initiative
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills and the ability to work collaboratively across different disciplines

 Other requirements

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Obtain a current police clearance
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment medical and Drug & Alcohol screen
  • Undertake six monthly lead in blood testing
  • The ability to obtain an NV1 Australian Defence Security clearance (essential), or hold an existing clearance (desirable)

 How to apply

To apply please click here. Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your motivation to apply and suitability for the role. For confidential enquiries and a job and person description, please contact Amanda Byrne – HR Manager at abyrne@pmbdefence.com.au

Strategic Procurement Officer

About the role

Due to business growth, this newly created role will be responsible for strategic procurement activities which result in improvements in cost, quality, quantity or schedule, a reduction in inventory stock levels, and mitigating supply chain risks. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identify opportunities for improvising commercial interests of the company across both the existing as well as the upcoming supply chains of multiple submarine battery products;
  • Methodically work on consolidating products and/or suppliers across multiple product lines;
  • Challenge and renegotiate existing contract terms with the existing supply chain (given larger spent profile) either to improve cost, schedule, delivery or reduce supply chain risks;
  • Identify, lead and/or manage transition of overseas supply chains to local suppliers (including finding local alternative suppliers, receiving quotations, preparing technical and commercial summaries of their offers, qualify down-selected suppliers, obtain internal signoffs, negotiate orders with new suppliers);
  • Work across multiple departments to identify inventory reduction initiatives and implement tangible measures to reduce stock on hand;
  • Develop SMART KPIs covering above activities and do regular reporting on them;
  • Support in resolving import/export control constraints encountered during onboarding of new suppliers;
  • Working closely with the Procurement/Purchasing team, provide strategic negotiation support in their dealings with various suppliers and their segments;
  • Lead/manage above changes in the context of other business priorities, schedule, technical or financial viability;
  • Working with Change Control Board to implement changes in supplier or product configuration;
  • Establish/manage tooling registers and liaise with suppliers holding the company tooling;
  • Assisting Procurement/Quality teams in Supplier non-conformance management;
  • Assisting and conducting Supplier Quality Audits/Visits

Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Extensive experience in the strategic procurement field, either in technical, defence, manufacturing or resource industry;
  • Relevant tertiary/CIPS qualification is highly preferable;
  • Understanding of contracts and supplier agreements;
  • Ability to read technical or Engineering drawings, raw material specifications or related documentations;
  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers in the areas of price, quality, schedule and risks;
  • International supply chain exposure, including understanding of international freight and customs;
  • Regularly work outside the office hours to support the international time zones;
  • Possesses excellent analytical, negotiation, prioritisation and customer relation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and detailed knowledge and understanding of contract management
  • A proven track record in building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills and the ability to work collaboratively across different disciplines

Other requirements

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Obtain a current police clearance
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment medical and Drug & Alcohol screen
  • Undertake six monthly lead in blood testing
  • The ability to obtain an NV1 Australian Defence Security clearance (essential), or hold an existing clearance (desirable)

How to apply

To apply please click here. Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your motivation to apply and suitability for the role. For confidential enquiries and a job and person description, please contact Amanda Byrne – HR Manager at abyrne@pmbdefence.com.au