Technical Support Light Utility Helicopter

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Manawatu – Wanganui
  • Date Advertised: 18-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1910046
  • Job Title: Technical Support Light Utility Helicopter
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What you will do

This position is part of the collaborative Technical Support Light Utility Helicopter (TS LUH) team which provides specialist technical support for the A109LUH (NZ). Duties range from providing technical solutions to resolve in service technical issues, the monitoring, review and implementation of technical data, publications and aircraft records and undertaking specific project work. This position works collaboratively with other RNZAF units to support military air operations with the A109LUH (NZ).

What we need

We are seeking an experienced aerospace maintenance technician, ideally with a minimum of 7 years’ experience and having had previous exposure to rotary wing maintenance.

This role is ideally suited to someone who enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplined team to achieve results. To be successful in this role, you will have an understanding of continuing airworthiness management requirements, practical aeronautical experience, excellent time management, prioritisation and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a small team.

Who we are

The Directorate of Engineering and Technical Airworthiness (DETA) provides engineering support to military air operations for the RNZAF. The Ohakea Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO OH) Technical Support NH90 and A109 team are responsible for supporting the Rotary Wing Transport Force (RWTF) which includes the NH90 and A109 helicopters.

Technical Support Light Utility Helicopter (TS LUH) is specifically responsible for the A109 with specific functions including the management of continuing and continued airworthiness, engagement with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), management of aircraft records, data and publications and the provision of specialist engineering support as a result of in service issues or more proactively to enhance the overall capability, reliability and availability of the A109 fleet.

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;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • 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 Brendon Pugh on (06) 351 5624
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 Sunday 3 November 2019.

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:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: