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Mechanical Engineer

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Maintain the Army’s modern hardware and equipment. You’ll get your hands on everything from tanks and artillery to missile systems, water craft, aircraft and helicopters.

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Australian Defence Force Academy, Graduate

The Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) Corps is a technical corps tasked with the maintenance of the Army's modern hardware and equipment. The Corps has about 400 officers and 3350 other ranks.

RAEME is the second largest Corps in the Army and it maintains the greatest variety of equipment of any organisation in Australia. Because of the demands of Army operations, the Corps operates both mobile workshops on the battlefield and static workshops in the support area.

The Corps provides the repair and recovery service for all equipment operated by the Army, including aircraft and watercraft. RAEME soldiers repair and maintain equipment as diverse as tanks, trucks and armoured personnel carriers, helicopters, radios, radars and computers, artillery guns and missile systems.

Qualified engineers, in a variety of disciplines, are an essential element of RAEME. Engineers are employed in a wide variety of appointments in either ground based or aviation based specialities. On graduation from the Direct Entry Officer course at the Royal Military College and a special Corps junior officer course, Direct entry RAEME Officers are employed as a either platoon commanders within a major logistics unit where he/she will be responsible for the technical and administrative needs of his/her platoon of tradespersons or within the Defence Material Organisation as design engineers or project engineers. A variety of appointments will follow giving the graduate increasing responsibility and authority commensurate with his/her experience.

Undergraduate

The Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) Corps is a technical corps tasked with the maintenance of the Army's modern hardware and equipment. The Corps has about 400 officers and 3350 other ranks.

Mechanical Engineers are an essential element of RAEME. Engineers are employed in a wide variety of employment.

On completion of tertiary sponsorship, and graduation from the Direct Entry Officer Course at the Royal Military College, RAEME Officers will be employed as a platoon commander within a major maintenance unit where he/she will be responsible for the technical and administrative needs of his/her platoon of tradespersons.

A variety of appointments will follow giving the graduate increasing responsibility and authority commensurate with his/her experience.

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