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Ground Support Equipment Technician - Fuel Maintenance Bay

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Primary industry, trade & manufacturing
Auckland - Helensville
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Work with an enviable variety of equipment
  • Join a supportive team of technical professionals

  • Gain valuable expertise in a unique environment

Great opportunity for a technically sound individual to develop and build on their existing skill base.


What you will do The Fuel Maintenance Bay is responsible for the maintenance and quality control of the Fuel Tanker Fleet and the Bulk Fuel Installation.  This position is also responsible for the delivery, management and continued review of the Air BP Systematic Effective Efficiencies Control Training which involves direct contact with BP.

In this role you will be the 2IC of the bay and will be required to hold the required supervision qualification that will allow you to run the bay in the absence of the normal bay supervisor.

What we need We are seeking a person with significant knowledge of the operation and maintenance of diesel engines and heavy vehicle chassis, drive-train, suspension and ancillary equipment. Combined with this you will also need to have a good knowledge base of hydraulic operating systems, mechanical systems and process and fuel systems including pumps, filters, hoses and meters with the ability to repair and overhaul these systems.

You will have a sound understanding of fuel quality control, HSNO regulations and be prepared to undertake the Air BP Systematic Effective Efficiencies Control Training. Experience within the Aviation industry would be an advantage.

Being used to a workshop environment you will understand the reporting, documentation and computerised maintenance management system that drives the outputs. Within this role you will also be supervising/overseeing more junior tradesman, giving you the opportunity to pass on your knowledge and expertise.    

A good level of computer literacy is needed including experience of using a computerized maintenance management system. A class 1 and class 2 driver license are essential, class 3, 4 and 5 are desirable. You do need to be able to attain a DG endorsement if you don't already have it.

Who we are

The Maintenance Support Squadron at RNZAF Base Auckland is part of the Air Force Maintenance Wing and is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of airworthiness products and services to RNZAF Operational Units. To achieve that the Squadron is divided into specialist work units namely an Armament Flight, Component Maintenance Flight, Aeronautical Engineering support Flight, Technical Support Ground Support Equipment, Ground Support Equipment Maintenance Flight and Safety and Surface Flight along with Headquarters command element.

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.  

Why Us

This is a great opportunity to build on your existing automotive/aviation experience while also stepping up into a supervisory role. We offer the chance to work with a diverse range of equipment all of which are critical to the operational outputs of the RNZAF.  

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

How to Apply To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Joe Stapleton on 09 4177000 e 7254, quoting NZDF 1802020 .

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 04/03/2018.

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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