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Hercules Controller - Whenuapai

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

  • Have a direct impact on operational outputs
  • Rewarding safety based role with tangible results

  • Join a passionate team of professionals

What you will do

The Technical Support Hercules Controller is primarily responsible for the aeronautical configuration management of the Hercules aircraft airframe and systems, providing subject matter expertise.  The position will contribute to the recording of Modification, Special Extension/Anticipation, Special Maintenance Instructions, Major Defect Reviews and Concession procedural administration, whilst also maintaining the relevant databases associated with efficient running of Technical Support core functions.
What we need Good work ethic, willing to learn, driven, pleasant and easy going; Sound like you? If it does, you may be the person we are looking for. This position is perfect for someone who is all of the above; but you will also need to have a good understanding of Hercules aircraft systems, including maintenance, operational environment and functions.  

We are seeking a person who has a sound background in practical aircraft engineering. You will have a reputation for pushing continuous improvement and for successfully solving technical problems. The role is both busy and varied, covering the RNZAF technical airworthiness policy, technical support and advice, research, reporting and technical administration.

Are you currently working in the airline industry within aircraft maintenance and thinking about a change?  You will be joining a collaborative team in a unique industry with more than enough work to keep you busy. This role is also great for your own professional development and will allow you to add to your existing skill base. In a technical role such as this it's essential that you can communicate your message in a confident manner.

To this role you will bring your proven trade knowledge and trade skills combined with a pro-active approach. You have strong research and investigative skills, including methodical analysis and an ability to find and develop enterprising solutions.

Who we are The Directorate of Continued Airworthiness Management Auckland, through the Hercules Technical Support Cell is responsible for the Technical Airworthiness of the Hercules aircraft and associated aeronautical structure and systems in support of NZDF Operations.

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 technical skills and gain experience in a unique and dynamic environment. You will play a key role in supporting NZDF reach operational outputs. 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 Dan Lamb on 09 417 7000 x7643, quoting NZDF 1803008. Applications close at 5pm on 25/03/2018.

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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