Ground Communication Bay Supervisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    5 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Manawatu – Wanganui
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/1810043
  • Job Title: Ground Communication Bay Supervisor
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What you will do
RNZAF Ohakea are looking for a technical supervisor to manage the delivery of technical support to ensure continuous availability of all equipment and systems located in or around the Base.  You will be responsible for the effective management, maintenance and administration of the ground-to-air communication facilities and equipment, in particular radio communications.
You will be response for technical supervision of subordinates, certification of maintenance and the training/development of avionic mechanics in support of the Ground Communications and Airfield Support Services Bay and Avionics Squadron Ohakea outputs. 
What we need
Ideally you will have a minimum of six years’ experience as an avionics tradesperson, RNZAF or aviation industry equivalent, with exceptional knowledge of general avionic trade practices and processes as well as aeronautical and non-aeronautical communications systems.  Electrical Service Technician qualified and registration with Electrical Workers Registration Board is also a requirement.
You will have competent skills and experience in fault-finding electronic and electrical equipment at a system and component level.
Your quick thinking and problem solving skills will be well utilised in this role as you will be required to make decisions, be confident in why you made them, and provide advice on specific equipment.
Very strong communication, organisational and relationship management skills will see you successful in this role.
There is a requirement to travel within the Central region with this role, so a clean Class 1 drivers licence is essential.

Please note :

* you must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance.

* This role will commence in January 2019 (Interviews etc. will take place in late November/early December).

Who we are
Avionics Squadron (AVSQN) is responsible for providing technical advice, maintenance and engineering support of avionics equipment and systems to meet the RNZAF Maintenance Wing’s requirements in support of NZDF air operations.  They are a unit of Defence Logistics Command (DLC).

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.

The expected starting salary band for this role $61,791 to $72,695 inclusive of the 4% employer superannuation contribution.  We offer five weeks annual leave, coupled with great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF.  Click on link to check them out!
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online’, please use the links on this page. For further information, contact FLTLT George Fairhurst on 06 351 5370 or F/S Patrick Keane 06 351 5391, quoting NZDF 1810043. 
Applications close at November 14, 2018 at 11.59pm .
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 in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten 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.