Aeronautical Engineer


As an Aeronautical Engineer (also known as Aerospace Engineer – Aeronautical)  you'll work with some of the world's most sophisticated aeronautical technology while enjoying:

  • an excellent salary plus generous superannuation
  • ongoing investment in your personal and career development
  • free medical and dental
  • a good work/life balance
  • rewarding work and world-class training
  • subsidised accommodation
  • a supportive team environment
  • travel and leave entitlements
  • free access to sports and fitness facilities
  • friendships that last a lifetime

All that plus meaningful experiences such as joining peacekeeping missions and supporting communities in need.

Your role

Picture yourself in a state of the art hangar, supervising emergency repairs to an F/A-18F Super Hornet. Or 'fine-tuning' the propulsion systems of a C-17 Globemaster heavy transport aircraft. 

This is no ordinary engineering job.

In the rewarding role of Aeronautical Engineer (Aerospace Engineer Officer – Aeronautical) you will be responsible for the leadership, management, and welfare of the technical and logistics personnel within your engineering team. Together you'll maintain and manage aircraft structures, propulsion systems, ancillary equipment and related ground support systems.

To ensure this technology is safely, efficiently and effectively employed you'll be responsible for:

  • regulation
  • design
  • project management
  • logistics support
  • technical maintenance

The Air Force operates some of the most technically-advanced aircraft in the skies. So you and your team will operate at the leading edge of your field.

If you enjoy working with high-end technology and have the qualities to become an inspirational leader and manager, this is your chance to embark on a very fulfilling engineering career with excellent opportunities for advancement.

Sounds good? Then apply now (below). 


  • Fully-paid training
  • Once trained, starting package approx. $78,200 p.a. plus superannuation
  • Numerous other benefits


  • Training in VIC and NSW (and ACT if studying at ADFA)
  • Then posting to one of the many Air Force locations across Australia
  • Potential for overseas postings

Entry Requirements

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Medical and fitness guidelines also apply.

Applications will be accepted from those at varying stages of education from students who have recently completed Year 12 to graduates with a four-year Bachelor of Engineering Degree. Click below for more details of the options available.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate visa to work in Australia.


Defence Force Recruiting

Job ID:
Company Name:
Defence Force Recruiting
QLD - Cairns & Far North
Work Type:
Full Time Permanent
$75,000 to $79,999
Per Annum
- Field Engineering