Electronics Aircraft Engineer


As an Aircraft Electronics Engineer (also known as Electronics Aircraft Engineer Officer) lead a team that maintains advanced Navy helicopters, while enjoying:

  • a good salary plus generous superannuation
  • ongoing investment in your personal and career development
  • free medical and dental
  • a good work/life balance
  • leadership training and vocational variety
  • 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

In this prestigious aerospace engineering role you'll work at the pinnacle of your profession keeping formidable helicopters such as the MH-60R Seahawk and MRH-90 Taipan at peak operational capability.

With specific responsibility for their avionics, integrated weapon systems and flight simulators, you'll be responsible for:

  • monitoring
  • maintenance
  • repair
  • flight trials, and
  • flight test engineering.

In the Navy you will receive world-class training in a stimulating and dynamic team environment, and in time may be assigned to any of these areas: 

  • Integrated logistics management of specific weapon systems
  • Aircraft and weapon systems project development
  • Modification, design and integration of sensors and control systems
  • Modification, design and integration of airborne mission systems
  • Software systems analysis
  • Squadron senior engineering and maintenance management

This role is as rewarding as it is varied, and offers excellent opportunities for career advancement, vocational diversity and personal growth.

So are you ready for new engineering challenges complete with an amazing lifestyle? Then apply now (below).


  • Fully-paid officer training
  • Once trained, starting package approx. $75,100 p.a. plus superannuation
  • Numerous other benefits


  • Most likely based at Nowra,NSW
  • Aeronautical Engineer Officers sometimes also will work in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Wagga Wagga NSW
  • Some of your time may be spent at sea

Entry Requirements

  • Aged 17 to 50
  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

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.

Medical and fitness guidelines also apply.

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