Technical Advisor – Ground Support

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 21-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF-2002032
  • Job Title: Technical Advisor – Ground Support
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What you will do

The Technical Advisor is responsible for providing technical and maintenance support policy and advice on equipment and the related trades or technical support, in this instance on Ground Support Systems which includes equipment such as:

  • Workshop tooling and machinery;
  • Garrison catering equipment;
  • Military working dogs;
  • Deployable infrastructure;
  • Fuel equipment; and
  • Operational hygiene and catering equipment. 

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

What we need

You will have technical skills and a background with a maintenance engineering trade, and experience in equipment quality management, evaluation, assurance and compliance. 

Ideally you’ll have:

  • Workshop or logistics experience;
  • An understanding of procurement and management of new equipment;
  • An understanding of through-life support agreements;
  • Completed a Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) course or equivalent;
  • A qualification as a IICL Inspector.

You’ll be providing expertise on evaluating, assuring and managing equipment against relevant regulations and standards e.g. codes of practice, manufacturing so you will need to be a confident communicator with strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well able to manage and effect change. 

Please note: This role is a fixed term opportunity for a 3 year period.

Who we are

The Defence Equipment Management Organisation (DEMO) is a single point of accountability for the through-life management of specified equipment across the Land, Air and Maritime environments, thereby ensuring that all equipment receives consistent strategic logistic support whilst in service in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). It is responsible for the day to day delivery of through-life Integrated Logistic Support and management of equipment to enable the NZDF to meet its business and operational objectives to the appropriate 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. 

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:

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 Friday 6 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.