Aircraft Structural Integrity Engineer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Manawatu – Wanganui
  • Date Advertised: 05-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2003019
  • Job Title: Aircraft Structural Integrity Engineer
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What you will do

In this role, you will be a senior specialist structural engineer with the responsibility of identifying and coordinating specialist structural and Aircraft Structural Integrity (ASI) training for all RNZAF structures and ASI specialists. You will be responsible for developing, promulgating and maintaining Aircraft Structural Integrity Programs (ASIP) for all NZDF aircraft.

You will also be responsible for providing specialist structures advice and for developing policy related to aircraft structural integrity and related technologies.

What we need

Ideally we are seeking an experienced aeronautical engineer with comprehensive knowledge of the following technical areas, gained from both formal academic studies and appropriate work experience:

  • Materials science (including aeronautical structural composites);
  • Aircraft loading;
  • Aircraft design philosophy;
  • Airframe stress analysis;
  • Non-destructive inspection;
  • Fatigue analysis;
  • Corrosion control; and
  • Aircraft structural integrity.

Proven skills that ensure complex technical issues, associated objectives and goals can be expressed clearly and concisely in both verbal and written communications.

Understanding of the Defence Aviation Rules (European Military Aviation Requirements) is highly desirable.

Who we are

The unit of Aircraft Maintenance Programme Unit consists of four teams providing four functions related to the management of aircraft maintenance programmes: Maintenance Schedules, Reliability Analysis and Review, Configuration Control, and Aircraft Structural Integrity (ASI).  In addition there is an internal Quality Assurance person.

The purpose of the ASI team is to ensure that NZDF aircraft are structurally airworthy throughout their service life. This involves the creation, dissemination and management of a programme that ensures operations can be conducted safely whilst minimising life cycle costs and maintaining aircraft availability. 

Additionally, the ASI team is a subject matter expert in the fields of aircraft structures, aeronautical materials science, fatigue, corrosion, aircraft structural integrity management and various other structural technologies.  As a result, the ASI team is also involved in policy development and providing specialist technical advice both to other units within the NZDF and externally where 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

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;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

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 Johnny Young on (06) 351 5505.
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 Thursday 12 March 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.