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Manufacturing Operator (Machining)

Job ID: R0110245 Location: Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Full time, Fixed Term / Temporary
Location: Lithgow, Australia

About Thales

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Talk to us about any support or accessibility requirements you may need and how we support flexibility in the workplace.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage a flexible work culture.

About the role:

Lithgow small arms facility manages defence weaponry refurbishment programs as well as supporting weapon design and development projects for the Australian Defence Force.

The Thales Australia small arms manufacturing facility in Lithgow is now recruiting for multiple Manufacturing Operators on a fixed term contract.


As a Manufacturing Operator you would be required to safely and efficiently perform direct production tasks to meet the production plan in the areas you are assigned.

This will involve operating CNC or manual metal cutting machines, performing assembly processes or working with processes involving electroplating and metal coating.

You will monitor processes performed, maintaining personal safety and quality of output and actively participate in Continuous Improvement and LEAN Manufacturing activities within the area(s).

No specific experience is necessary, but previous experience in a manufacturing environment, spray painting and/or MIG wielding would be an advantage, as would an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety in an industrial setting.

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants. 

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance.  To learn more about clearances please visit – http://www.defence.gov.au/AGSVA/

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

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At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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