Mechatronics Engineer
Geodrones Australia

Located in Canberra, Australia, Geodrones Australia is a growing technology company, specialising in bringing the latest in drone technologies and associated services to our community of business, government organisations and citizens.

Entering the design, development and build phase of a long-term growth strategy, we are assembling a diverse and inclusive team in the aerospace industry. We are creating a range of bespoke uncrewed system solutions for the Defence & National Security sector, including heavy-lift logistics and casualty evacuation aircraft.  We offer potential employees the opportunity to work on cutting edge technology, innovating and helping accelerate our vision of drones that play a central role in Australia’s national security and supply chain infrastructure.

Whether full-time, part-time or casual, we are actively looking to support diverse parts of our society and strongly encourage women, indigenous people, disabled, neurodiverse or people with other diverse characteristics to apply. This is a safe and inclusive space for all people.

If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, have a desire to work within an experimental mindset, come join Geodrones Australia and help us build the future of drones in Australia.

Role Overview

Geodrones Australia is looking for a passionate engineer to join our team. To be successful you are an efficient and enthusiastic worker both in an office and shop floor environment. Working as a Mechatronics Engineer you will be responsible for creating, updating and evaluating aircraft prototype designs and build processes. You will enjoy working in a challenging environment with no pre-defined path. You are comfortable playing a lead role in the implementation of manufacturing processes, improvements, design and development of manufacturing tooling and test equipment. You will participate in manufacturability assessments working closely with partners to ensure effective integration of technology into the final prototype design. You have experience with a wide variety of assembly and manufacturing processes, automation, cost analysis, and paperless workflow systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work on various sensor integration (vision sensors, LiDAR, IMUs, etc)
  • Work on the implementation of software communication protocols such as CAN, UART, I2C and SPI.
  • Integration of software to various hardware across utilities such as working with Jetson family of embedded systems
  • Build custom drones and integrate drone parts (e.g., ESCs, flight controller, avionics, batteries, etc)
  • Contribute to data collection and flight testing for R&D related activities
  • Provide technical contribution in a fast-paced team environment, helping accelerate efforts to build an analytics-driven product pipeline.
  • Concurrently manage involvement in multiple projects at various stages


  • Experience with development, integration and deployment of aerospace technology
  • Strong background in electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented


  • Experience with drawings and BOMs
  • Experience in Research & Development & Innovation
  • Quality systems for non-conforming parts and corrective action
  • General working knowledge of complex aerospace manufacturing
  • Formula SAE Electric/Solar car and/or Rocketry Team experience
  • AGSVA Security Clearance – Baseline (or ability to achieve)

To apply, or for any questions about the role, please contact