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Ammunitions Warehousing Assistant

NZ Defence Force
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Transport & Logistics
Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

The NZDF Ammunition Warehousing Assistant is responsible for the issue, receipt and packing of Explosive Ordnance in the depot.  In addition, you will also be required to assist with the inspection, maintenance, assembly, repair and breakdown of items, along with logistic disposal operations.
What we need

We are looking for a person with considerable experience in a stores environment picking and dispatching items.   Training will be provided in the types of ammunition and equipment we use but consideration will be given to individuals with previous experience in handling ammunition or Dangerous Goods.
You'll have strong organisational skills along with the ability to work independently and pro-actively manage any issues as they arise.  Your exceptional communication and interpersonal skills enable you to relate to a wide range of people and operate effectively a part of a small team.  Naturally within this environment you will need the ability to maintain a high level of concentration and heightened situational awareness at all times when handling or working with ammunition and explosives. 
A full driver licence is essential for this role and there is occasional travel outside of the greater Christchurch area typically to Tekapo.  Ideally you have a class 2 driver's licence with Dangerous Goods and Forklift Endorsements. 
Who we are

Defence Munitions Management Group (DMMG) is responsible for:

  • The delivery of all depot level logistic functions associated with the safe procurement, introduction into service, inventory management, storage, maintenance, distribution and disposal of all NZDF ammunition, explosives and associated non-explosive stores in order that the NZDF can train, fight and win.
  • Optimising the delivery of quality, timely and cost effective munitions to support NZDF's capabilities, this includes: through life munitions management; compliance and governance; and technical advice.

Why Us

Rare opportunity to work in a logistics environment like no other!  This role offers the chance to enhance your skill set within an organisation that is committed to growing employee talent.  We are a small, tight knit team who work closely together with collaboration and respect and next year we are moving into a new state of the art purpose built facility!
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply

Please note that this position is based in Glentunnel, Canterbury. 

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Jason Stainger on 022 036 3258.

Applications close on Friday 29 March 2019.

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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