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Academic Instructor

NZ Defence Force
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Auckland - North Shore
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

In this busy role, you will be delivering electro-technology and mechanical engineering training to naval personnel. This is a classroom / lab based teaching role working with groups of approx. 12 students, typically aged 18 – 30 years old.

This position will be primarily based in Albany with some meetings and briefs taking place in Devonport.

In addition to teaching, you will be:

  • Maintaining course material so it's relevant to industry and unit standards; 
  • Developing and planning courses; 
  • Marking trainees course work; and
  • Conducting assessments and maintaining equipment used in instruction and associated administration.

What we need

We are seeking a person who is a subject matter expert in electronics engineering, electro-technology and technical drawing. This expertise enables you to prepare and conduct practical learning scenarios in a laboratory setting and deliver lessons in the classroom.  

You will either already be in an industry specific teaching position, or you will be working in the industry looking to move towards more of an instructional / teaching role. You will have confidence in your knowledge and be able to engage with others in order to teach it. 

You will join a team of diverse, supportive and passionate instructors who have a wealth of knowledge amongst them. You will preferably have a tertiary qualification in electro-technology or electronic engineering and ideally a qualification in instructing with a sound knowledge of the NZQA framework.

Who we are

The Academic School is one of the specialist educational and training units within the RNZN's Fleet Personnel and Training Organisation and its prime focus is to deliver the theoretical aspects of electronics and engineering training through subjects such as mathematics, mechanics, electronics, thermo and technical drawing to train Royal New Zealand Navy Technicians (Electronics, Propulsion, Electrical) to enable them to carry out assigned tasks at sea and ashore.

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

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

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.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

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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