Topic: Naval Engineering

Experience matters – Navy trains Engineers for future force

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Australian Public Service Marine Engineer, Keiren Muir (left) briefs Able Seaman Marine Technician Shaw McQueen before conducting maintenance on the seawater fire main system onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Australian Public Service Marine Engineer, Keiren Muir (left) briefs Able Seaman Marine Technician Shaw McQueen before conducting maintenance on the seawater fire main system onboard HMAS Canberra.

Keiren Muir has become quite comfortable in hi-vis these days but he doesn’t wear a uniform. Even so, he is helping to shape Navy’s future force.

Capability matters - supporting Women in Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants. (photo: Jay Cronan)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants.

Navy has joined the nation’s leading defence industry partners to support and develop in women in engineering and technical fields.

Collaboration makes a seaworthy solution

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), SMNEW Brendon Gilroy (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.  (photo: SMNEW Brandon Gilroy)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

‘Navy, the Team Works’ is a very familiar theme used in Navy recruiting ads, but it’s a truism every day at sea where the crew need to rely on each other to keep the ship working to optimum performance.

Partnership key to future tech-capability

Published on by LEUT Christina Rogerson (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronic Technician Christopher White, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Taylor and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Ryan Paterson working with the PINPOINT II Circuit Card diagnostic system in the Circuit Card Assembly Test and Repair Facility at the Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Petty Officer Electronic Technician Christopher White, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Taylor and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Ryan Paterson working with the PINPOINT II Circuit Card diagnostic system in the Circuit Card Assembly Test and Repair Facility at the Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling.

Three members of Fleet Support Unit West, at HMAS Stirling in Rockingham, have completed a successful six-week secondment programme designed to develop their technical skills paving exciting developments for the future of Navy’s technical capability.

Repair reuse recycle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Justin Faint working at Fleet Support Unit, HMAS Waterhen.  (photo: ABATV Kieren Whiteley)

Leading Seaman Justin Faint working at Fleet Support Unit, HMAS Waterhen.

A major initiative is underway at Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney that has the potential to save millions of dollars a year for Navy and keep ships supplied with valuable equipment.

Former Head Engineer remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Lucito Irlandez (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, addresses ship's company and family during a memorial ceremony for Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RAN, conducted in Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, addresses ship's company and family during a memorial ceremony for Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RAN, conducted in Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW.

Grey skies and a light drizzle were the backdrop as the ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide gathered for a ceremony to honour the late Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RANR, in Sydney Harbour.

Hands to action stations on Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer), LSEW Brooke Gregory (photographer)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSEW Brooke Gregory)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin is making the most of her final months in service, progressing trainees through their qualifications.

Women’s engineering program future-focused

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kim Bird (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Group photo of the 2017 Mentees and Mentors of the Industry mentoring program

Group photo of the 2017 Mentees and Mentors of the Industry mentoring program "The Future Through Collaboration" held at the Vibe Hotel, Canberra.

The Australian Navy has joined the nation’s leading defence industry partners to support and develop in women in engineering and technical fields. 

No average classroom for marine technicians

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jason Jordan (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

ABMT Dylan Riebe (standing) advises SMNMT Matthew Bakker as he takes action to rectify a simulated ship system fault, during Engineering Casualty Control Drills conducted in the secondary control room of HMAS Adelaide, while underway at sea. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

ABMT Dylan Riebe (standing) advises SMNMT Matthew Bakker as he takes action to rectify a simulated ship system fault, during Engineering Casualty Control Drills conducted in the secondary control room of HMAS Adelaide, while underway at sea.

Marine technicians onboard amphibious ship HMAS Adelaide are trading the classroom for a more hands-on training system, giving them a more realistic experience of the ship’s working environment.

Deployed maintenance for more time on task

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta on patrol in the Middle East region.

Navy personnel and Defence civilians have deployed as one team to complete maintenance on deployment on an unprecedented scale. The beneficiary – HMAS Arunta, deployed for nine months on operations in the Middle East.