What you will do
As the Supervisor Capability Development, you will lead your team to design, prototype, and produce electronic test equipment that enhances NZDF avionics repair capabilities. All equipment is manufactured to aeronautical standards and so a key element of this role is to ensure that all work meets the technical airworthiness and administrative requirements for its use.
A secondary facet to the role is the provision of specialist Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) advice and compliance testing to NZDF units. The work carried out by you and your team provides these units with the information they require to make technical decisions with confidence.
What we need
We are seeking a person with a strong foundation in electronic design, manufacture and certification practices. As an experienced technical supervisor working in a regulated technical industry, you will be confident in your ability to lead small teams and technical projects to successful outcomes. You are a keen developer of people and can bring your existing knowledge and skills to further enhance the skill-sets of a high performance team.
You will be able to provide technical and administrative advice in the following areas:
Please note: Some travel is required in this role both nationally and internationally.
You must be qualified to RNZAF Avionics Technician level or equivalent Commonwealth Air Force / civilian aviation industry standard, or to an allied industry standard, and/or Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics).
Who we are
The Capability Development / Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Bay is a dual purpose section. It is responsible for developing new test procedures, and test equipment that enhance the ability of technical personnel to confirm the serviceability of aeronautical components and systems. Additionally, the section is responsible for providing technical advice on RNZAF E3 and Radiation Hazard (RADHAZ) matters, and testing of Portable Electronic Devices to military and civilian emission 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.
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 Mike O’Dwyer on (09) 417 7334.
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 18 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
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.