Jobs

Range Operator — Robotic Targets

Location: School of Infantry, Singleton, NSW, Australia

Marathon Targets designs and builds mobile autonomous robotic target systems for use by military forces around the globe.  Our robotic targets are a revolution in the realism of targetry for combat shooting training.

The role involves operating and maintaining the robotic targets in support of training.

Primary tasks include:

  • Setup in preparation for training:
    • Discussing training with instructors, translating trainers’ intent into scenarios which the robots can execute.
    • Moving targets to the training location.
    • Setting up communications equipment.
  • Operation of the robots during training:
    • Running the targets and monitoring their state through the robot-control software.
    • Adapting the targets’ behaviour on-the-spot according to progress of trainees and real-time directions from instructors.
  • Post-training activities:
    • Target maintenance and charging.
    • Reporting on training activities and target usage.
    • Liaising with Marathon head office to facilitate improvements based on actual usage.
  • Other:
    • Educating military personnel on the targets’ capabilities and limitations.

This role does not require any specific technical expertise, however a technical mindset and the ability to troubleshoot is essential.
We will provide training in the particulars of operation/maintenance of the system.

Skills/attributes:

  • Defence experience is essential.
  • Technical expertise (e.g. operation of military equipment, or a trade qualification such as electrical) is an advantage.
  • Confidence operating computers is essential.
  • Ability to work in the field and a willingness to get hands dirty is essential, e.g. to support combined-arms training and field-firing activities.
  • Good inter-personal skills are essential.
  • Ability to work effectively without supervision is essential.
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty and changing plans is essential.
  • A willingness to occasionally work long hours and at night is essential.
  • Australian citizenship is essential.

We are a growing company which is changing the way people train. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and initiative to be part of the team.

Please submit your CV with a description of how your skills fit the position description above. Applications should be sent to jobs@marathon-targets.com.