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Technical Advisor

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Transport & Logistics
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

As our Technical Advisor in the Communications and Electronic Warfare area, you will be responsible for maintenance support of new and old equipment, researching solutions for defective materials, preparing technical documentation for new equipment and configuration control. You will be providing technical advice across a diverse range of equipment throughout the whole of life cycle so your technical expertise will be valued and sought after!  The Technical Advisor is required to develop cost effective solutions that are operationally feasible and safe within the bounds of the engineering regulatory framework, and with due regard to the principles of maintenance support.
It is an exciting time to join us as we embark on introducing new communications equipment over the coming years as part of the Network Enabled Army project, including digital radios (manpack and vehicular), wideband satellite equipment, specialist military equipment and battery charging systems.

What we need

  • A strong background in communications or electronic repair
  • Sound analytical skills to help fault find problems
  • Technical savvy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Action orientated, adaptable to change and an active contributing team member

Who we are

Defence Logistics Command (DLC) supports the NZDF by providing logistics (maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)), most supply chain and warehousing operations (SCWO), commercial services and shared services to the single Services and HQ Joint Forces NZ.  The DLC support role is summarised by 'feed, fuel, fix, arm, move, procure, pay'.   DLC provides logistics policy and advice internally to the NZDF and externally to NZDF's stakeholders on a Whole of Government (WoG) basis. 

DLC is responsible for multi-national logistics policy and implementation through a series of bi-lateral and multilateral agreements and forums.
Logistics Command (Land) is responsible for all Land logistics and is accountable for delivering effective and efficient through life logistics support to NZDF capabilities.  This includes end to end policy, plans, assurance, engineering, maintenance, supply chain and the through life management of equipment.

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
By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

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 Grant Cossar on (04) 576 9804, quoting NZDF-1905018.

Applications close on Wednesday 22 May 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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