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Automotive Technical Advisor

Employer:
NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
City/Town:
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Region:
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Posted Date:
15-Jan-2020
Closing Date:
29-Jan-2020
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Job Description

What you will do

You will be responsible for providing technical advice on tri-service operational equipment and advice on the management of vehicles and equipment. You'll develop cost effective solutions that are operationally feasible and safe within the bounds of the required engineering, regulatory, maintenance and other relevant technical standards, and assure that equipment is fit for purpose and safe to use.

Please note: this is a 3 year fixed term opportunity.

What we need

Your practical experience as a diesel vehicle mechanic in a workshop setting, where you'll hold an Advanced Trade Certificate (level 5, or equivalent), a current NZ Class 1 and 2 driver's licence, and understanding of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) or asset management in areas such as technical/engineering support, preventative maintenance, technical/trade training, supply chain management and safety assurance.

In order to be successful in this role you'll also need to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to conduct robust research and use your initiative.
 
Who we are

The Defence Equipment Management Organisation (DEMO) is a single point of accountability for the through-life management of specified equipment across the Land, Air and Maritime environments thereby ensuring that all equipment receives consistent strategic logistic support whilst in service in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). It is responsible for the day to day delivery of through life Integrated Logistic Support and management of equipment to enable the NZDF to meet its business and operational objectives to the appropriate standards.

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. For further information, contact Major Gerry Smith on (04) 576 9821.
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 Wednesday 29 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:

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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