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Synthetic Training Systems Operator

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

  • Not your typical simulation role
  • Work with some unique systems
  • Liaise across multiple stakeholders


What you will do

In this role you will support 6 Squadron training outputs by operating the Super Seasprite helicopter synthetic training devices which includes an advanced flight simulator for the training of air crew and maintenance personnel, assisting with the development of training scenarios, recording operating statistics, logging flight hours, maintaining charts, updating documents including operating manuals and guides.

What we need
We are seeking a person ideally with aviation experience gained from working with helicopters. You will have an understanding of how helicopters and their associated systems work, you will also have a knowledge of air traffic control procedures. Aviation experience from within the RNZAF would be an advantage.
There is a lot of stakeholder liaison within this role; you will work closely with pilots, aircrew and instructors, liaise with students, run scenarios and briefings. Part of the role will also see you take care of any visitors to the simulator. You are a confident communicator who is able to communicate effectively across a wide range of people.
You will have an advanced level of computer skills with proficiency across the Microsoft Office suite.
Experience with synthetic training systems, ideally flight simulators, would be an advantage.
Who we are

No 6 Squadron supports New Zealand's strategic interests through the provision of Naval Aviation to the Royal New Zealand Navy. These operations range from support to the Naval Combat Forces, the Naval Support Forces and the Naval Patrol Forces, to the conduct of limited independent operations and support services to Government and the community, when required. 

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
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 visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Dave Carroll on (09) 417 7974

Applications close on Sunday 28 April 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:

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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