Technical Advisor Sub Surface

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 17-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2011031
  • Job Title: Technical Advisor Sub Surface
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What you will do 

The Technical Advisor is responsible for providing maintenance support policy and technical advice on operational maritime equipment. The role is also required to develop cost effective solutions that are operationally feasible and safe within the bounds of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s Maritime Regulatory Baseline, the New Zealand Army’s Engineering Regulatory Framework, with due regard to the principles of maintenance support and civilian legislation. 

The position also requires liaison with all services regarding issues of integration and combined acquisitions. 

What we need  

We are seeking a technically minded person with a strong background in providing engineering solutions and support in the marine (or similar) environment. You will have a trade/engineering background where you have been involved in equipment maintenance, distribution or manufacturing. This experience will enable you to get to grips with the technical aspect of this role. 

In addition to appropriate trade qualifications (desirable – Advance Trade Certificate/ Level 5 Trade equivalent), experience in reliability centred maintenance is desirable. Good computer skills are essential with a strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite needed. Having technical experience with dive equipment would be a desirable attribute as is previous SAP experience. 

This isn’t a ‘hands on’ practical maintenance role; the focus is on providing technical advice to equipment users, creating technical documents, maintaining manuals, producing publications and maintenance plans and the development of equipment support solutions. Good communication skills are essential including proficiency in technical writing.  

You have great interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to a wide range of people on an individual basis and within groups. There is the need to develop and maintain strong working relationships across the organisation. 

Some domestic travel is required and as this is a new role in this location, there will be a requirement to attend occasional training in Wellington, particularly in the first few months of employment. 

Who we are 

The Defence Equipment Management Organisation provides a single point of accountability for in-scope equipment across the Land, Air and Maritime environments thereby ensuring that all categories receive consistent strategic through life attention. 

This function will be accountable for the day to day delivery of through life Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) management and in-service management of specific non-platform equipment enabling NZDF to meet its business and operational objectives to the appropriate technical standards in support of worthiness outcomes. 

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
  • Full time ongoing work;
  • 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. 

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 Pat Davies on 09 445 7594.

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 1 December 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.