Topic: Naval Engineering

Technical sailors compete for Engineering Challenge titles

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), LEUT Ryan Zerbe (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence OAM, RAN (right), addresses competitors following the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence OAM, RAN (right), addresses competitors following the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus.

More than 50 technical sailors from around Australia have come together at HMAS Cerberus to contest the national final of the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge.

Fleet Support Unit enhancements assist Navy capability

Published on by Mr Martin Drebber (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN (centre front), and Navy Engineering Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley (front centre left), are flanked by Fleet Support Unit Australia and Fleet Support Unit - South East personnel in the workshop at Garden Island, Sydney, after completing HMAS Parramatta's External Maintenance Period. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN (centre front), and Navy Engineering Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley (front centre left), are flanked by Fleet Support Unit Australia and Fleet Support Unit - South East personnel in the workshop at Garden Island, Sydney, after completing HMAS Parramatta's External Maintenance Period.

Navy is rebuilding the Fleet Support Unit (FSU) in order to enhance the capability of technical sailors to conduct maintenance and manufacturing when they are at sea.

Naval engineering staff get a taste of life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Racheal Reynolds (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

NTB staff prepare to embark HMAS Choules for a day of discovery and information sharing. (photo: Department of Defence)

NTB staff prepare to embark HMAS Choules for a day of discovery and information sharing.

A contingent of 35 Navy engineering staff have sampled an experience in one of the Navy's largest and tallest ships. Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, opened his ship to APS and industry staff across several events during September.

Navy engineers and technical sailors to become masters of their own careers

Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Information sessions being conducted around Australia are informing military members of their obligations and how the Naval Engineering Career Continuum will benefit them in their future careers. (photo: Department of Defence)

Information sessions being conducted around Australia are informing military members of their obligations and how the Naval Engineering Career Continuum will benefit them in their future careers.

More exciting change is coming for the Royal Australian Navy’s uniform engineering personnel. The Naval Engineering Career Continuum is set to completely redefine how our military members view, and ultimately, direct their own careers.

Fellow Brits meet up again

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), Mr David Coleman (photographer)

LCDR Hugh Maddison (left) and LCDR Adam Cooper, former Royal Navy shipmates, now both both working in Canberra. (photo: David Coleman)

LCDR Hugh Maddison (left) and LCDR Adam Cooper, former Royal Navy shipmates, now both both working in Canberra.

When Lieutenant Commander Hugh Maddison joined the Royal Navy in 2001 as a mechanical engineer he never thought that almost two decades later he would be working in a country 17,000 kilometres away. He also never expected to bump into a fellow Brit, someone he first met 20 years ago, in the corridor of Campbell Park offices.

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.