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Technical Advisor

NZ Defence Force
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Defence, corrections & security
Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

You will be part of a vital new team and be responsible for providing maintenance support policy and technical advice on operational maritime equipment and advice on the management of specified technical trades.
What we need

Someone who will develop cost effective solutions that are operationally feasible and safe within the bounds of the NZ Army's Engineering Regulatory Framework and Navy's Maritime Regulatory Baseline (MRB), and with due regard to the principles of maintenance support for the Maritime Equipment Group (MEG).
We are looking for:

  • Proven knowledge on the operation and repair of maritime equipment and systems. Desirable that these skills are with military systems.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Thorough understanding of OSH requirements, quality systems, relevant trade regulations and codes of practice
  • Proven communication skills including technical writing

This position often requires liaison with other services regarding issues of integration and combined acquisitions.
Who we are

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is charged with the defence of the nation, the security of its interests, and the protection of its fundamental values and institutions.  The NZDF comprises 14,000 military and civilian staff across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force, operating as ‘Three Services – One Force'
Why Us

We are a unique organisation contributing to the defence, security and wellbeing of New Zealand every hour of every day, 365 days of the year. The creation of the new NZDF Equipment Management Organisation is a major once in twenty years initiative that will enhance how we deliver a safe and secure New Zealand and ensure the wellbeing of our communities and environment.

Come and be part of the change.  What we do matters!

How to Apply

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 

To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please use the links on this page. For further information, Bridget Ward on (03) 363 0525, quoting NZDF 1810009.

Applications close at 5pm on 17 October 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:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

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

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