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Ground Support Electrical Assistant

NZ Defence Force
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Primary industry, trade & manufacturing
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

An electrical job that truly is different is currently available at  RNZAF Ohakea.  RNZAF are looking for a licenced electrical worker, or someone who is well along the training route to becoming one, to become part of the Electrical Bay at GSEMS .

The job is not your average 8-4 puling wires or installing sockets!  Work includes working on specialist equipment only found within the aeronautical industry and there is an element of the out door life with wiring temporary installations for exercises throughout NZ.

Training is key to a successful air force and the successful applicant will be trained in working safely and to the highest standards within aviation and with a wide range of electrical/aeronautical equipment. Working on Base Ohakea has other benefits too. There is an active social club, some of the best sports facilities and the opportunity to partake in many training sessions.
The ideal candidate should be currently licenced, or in an approved training scheme and able to obtain a licence upon completion.  They should have a good working and practical knowledge of power generation and reticulation.  A strong eye for detail and the ability to apply the rules and regulations is a must.  The ability to ‘think on their feet' is an advantage, as well as thinking outside the box for those testing problems.  Knowledge of temporary installations is desirable as is previous aeronautical experience.
Positions like this are few and far between and if you feel you are able to make the grade and step up to becoming an electrician in todays modern RNZAF then apply now.

At NZDF you'll be part of a 14,000 strong workforce, all contributing to the defence, security and well being of New Zealand.

NZDF is a great place to work with entitlements of 5 weeks annual leave per year, free gym membership access to a variety of discounts including health and life insurance, training and study assistance programmes.

The total remuneration band for this position is $51,944 to $64,166, inclusive of the 4% employer superannuation contribution.
Please quote NZDF-1707027 in all correspondence.

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Sam Duncan on (06) 351 5310, quoting NZDF-1707027.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Monday September 26, 2017.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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