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 Weapons Systems, which includes equipment from pistols to howitzers, and some of the associated ancillaries and various weapon simulation systems.
You’ll be 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.
Please note: This is a 3 year fixed term opportunity.
What we need
Your technical skills and engineering expertise with weapons systems and their maintenance requirements, as well as your experience in equipment quality management, evaluation, assurance and compliance.
Ideally you’ll have:
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.
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.
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 Shosh Phillips on (04) 576 9826.
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 Thursday 19 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.