Technical Support B757 Propulsion Systems at NZ Defence Force, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The specialist nature of the position allows the Directorate of Engineering and Technical Airworthiness and Logistics Command (Air) organisations to provide expert guidance to other RNZAF units, NZDF units and Senior Command.
You will be responsible for undertaking the continuing airworthiness management of the B757's propulsion systems. This is achieved by providing continuing airworthiness services and advice relating to these propulsion systems, for a range of stakeholders. In particular, the NZDF Airworthiness Management Organisation, ensuring that the NZDF Military Air Operator can meet its outputs.
You may also undertake some propulsion military type certificate holder functions relating to the platform.
There are overseas travel requirements (up to 4-5 weeks 1-2 times a year) associated with this role so you must hold a valid NZ passport, be able to obtain US VISA's and be comfortable being away from home.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience
Our ideal candidate has an aeronautical background including proven RB211 engine component knowledge, & engine system knowledge. You will bring a good understanding of modern aeronautical system principles and a thorough understanding of FAA and EASA regulations and their application to gas turbine engine continued and continuing airworthiness.
As you will liaise with RNZAF units, foreign military operators, manufacturers, and vendors, you will have strong communication and relationship building skills.
You will also have:
- Experience working with Turbofan engines in an aviation context, preferably on FAR/ES 25 certified aircraft;
- Proven research and investigative tasks relating to records and technical documentation;
- Experience with work-scoping repairs/overhauls of gas turbine engines;
- Sound judgement combined with an analytical mind-set and problem solving techniques;
- Part 66 LAME, trade certificate in aircraft maintenance or equivalent military experience. Preferably you will have also completed an OEM certified RB211 training course;
- Basic Information Technology and computing skills, including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products; and
- Commercial airline experience is desirable but not essential.
Mō mātou | About Us
Technical Support Propulsion (TS PROP) is responsible to the CAM-Delegate (AK) for the DAR M Continuing Airworthiness Management (CAM), DAR 21 Military Type Certificate Holder (MTCH) and Aviation Engineering Orders (AVENGO) responsibilities of the C130H(NZ), P-3K2, SH-2G(I) and B757 propulsion systems, and where required by the CAM-Delegate(OH), for the NH90, A109 and T-6C propulsion systems.
TS PROP also has an important role in growing organisational knowledge around gas turbine technology, propulsion system integrity (PSI) and propulsion system health management (PSHM) though the provision of specialist training to NZDF stakeholders.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
- Great benefits for you and your family.
- Full time ongoing work.
- Fully funded life cover up to $300,000.
- Access to holiday accommodation across NZ.
- Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers.
- 5 weeks annual leave per year.
- Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities.
- Opportunities for career development.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply, please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Nick Luther 021 074 9674
- Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.
- If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.
Applications close on Sunday 2 October 2022.
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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Defence Force|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Defence, corrections & security|
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