Technical Advisor Combat Engineering

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2102008
  • Job Title: Technical Advisor Combat Engineering
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What you will do  

You’ll be responsible for providing technical and maintenance advice around a broad range of logistics and combat engineering equipment such as earth moving machinery, fire fighting equipment, bridge building materials and water purification equipment. 

You’ll develop cost effective and feasible solutions that are within the bounds of the required engineering, regulatory, manufacturing and other relevant technical standards, and assure that equipment is fit for purpose and safe to use. 

What we need 

Along with several years’ experience in a relevant field or trade or you will have a good understanding of equipment quality management, evaluation, assurance and compliance practices. 

Ideally you’ll have:

  • Level 4 in either Automotive Engineer Light/Heavy or Maintenance Fitter;
  • Practical, hands on experience in Automotive Engineering or Maintenance Fitter;
  • Mechanical understanding with a focus on the engineering field;
  • Fleet Management and ILS expertise;
  • Strong expertise in equipment maintenance and management;
  • Skills in researching and/or analysing complex technical and supply chain data information. 

You’ll be providing expertise and advice to a broad range of stakeholders so will be a confident communicator with strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as able to influence and effect change. 

Who we are 

The Defence Equipment Management Organisation (DEMO) is responsible for providing proactive, responsive and effective strategic in-service equipment fleet management and full life-cycle integrated logistic support (ILS) advice to support delivery of the NZDF’s outputs.  Our focus is on equipment and related commodities and consumables, and ensuring they are available at the right time and standard to enable the Army, Air Force and Navy to achieve the right effect. 

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;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Free onsite parking and great amenities nearby;
  • 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 Paul Hodges on (04) 560 5167.
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 Tuesday 16 February 2021

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.