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Aircraft Technician

Employer:
NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
City/Town:
Auckland - Auckland
Region:
Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
11-Nov-2019
Closing Date:
24-Nov-2019
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Job Description

What you will do

This position is responsible for carrying out inspections, repairs and modifications on aircraft engines, propellers and associated components in accordance with Royal New Zealand Air Force Engineering standards and instructions.

What we need

We are ideally seeking a person with a practical knowledge of aircraft components and the servicing of aircraft engines, propellers and associated components. You will be used to working with technical processes and publications, experience with using a computerised maintenance system would be an advantage.

You will be joining a supportive team who closely together to achieve the best possible results for the Squadrons they support. This is a role where you will need to be flexible and willing to learn while contributing as much as possible to the team; being proactive enough to look for what else needs to be done.

You may currently be working within the commercial aviation industry as a technician or you may have a relevant military background.

Who we are

The Maintenance Support Squadron at RNZAF Base Auckland is part of the Maintenance Wing under Logistics Command (Air) and is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of airworthiness products and services to RNZAF Operational Units. To achieve that the Squadron is divided into specialist work units namely an Armament Flight, Component Maintenance Flight, Aeronautical Engineering Support Flight, Technical Support Ground Support Equipment, Ground Support Equipment Maintenance Flight and Safety and Surface Flight along with a Headquarters command element.

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

This is a great opportunity to gain significant specialist technical experience while building on your current ability. The military environment is dynamic and diverse and it offers you opportunities for professional development. The existing team are supportive and passionate about the work they do and how it contributes to the wider organisation. You will have diversity of learning as you work with others who have a broad range of skills and experience; contributing your own knowledge.

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: 

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Full time ongoing work;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year.

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 Hamish Nicholson on (09) 417 7384.
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 Sunday 24 November 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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