Data Acquisition Section Manager

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$80,669 - $92,150 (plus super) per annum

Location: Adelaide

Type: Full Time

Posted: 02/03/2020


$80,669 - $92,150 (plus super)
Graytown, VIC


The Joint Proof & Experimental Unit (JPEU) was established in May 2004 and forms a part of Explosive Ordnance Branch (EOB) in the higher Joint Logistics Command. The role of the JPEU is to provide dynamic, static and environmental testing of component parts or complete systems of Explosive Ordnance (EO), non EO and other materiel, to support Defence and approved non-Defence clients. JPEU includes a headquarters based at Port Wakefield in South Australia, and two test facilities based at Port Wakefield and Graytown in Victoria.


The Proof and Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield (P&EE PW), located on the coast of Gulf St Vincent 100km north of Adelaide in South Australia, is seeking a fit, dynamic and motivated people with a strong work ethic who has experience in the inspection of military explosive ordnance.


The responsibilities of the Data Acquisition Section (DAS) Manager are to work with the Range Trials Manager and other stakeholders in JPEU’s integrated environment to project manage DAS involvement in trials. Including managing resources, equipment and leading equipment set up and data capture activities. The Data Acquisition Section team of eight ultilises a variety of highly technical equipment and software such as tracking radars, impact location scoring systems, high speed and still imagery. All of which require accurate survey to ensure data capture requirements are met.


Ideally the successful candidate would have experience in Test and Evaluation and or a similar environment with experience managing data capture, using one or more of these methods, radar, high speed video imagery, still photography. Experience in managing highly technical measuring equipment and ensuring its availability for tasks is required. Importantly the DAS Manager will have the skills required to assess the validity of statistical data using scientific methods and, ideally, have an understanding on the use of Doppler radar and or imaging; and have some understanding of equipment survey requirements. Additionally the DAS manager will required to work within a regulated environment and understand the technical risk associated with data capture to aid in ensuring that data capture is of the highest standard possible.


Ideally the DAS Manager will have experience in the interrogation of test data to ensure it meets requirements, with some experience in the practical application of Uncertainty of Measurement as well as statistical data analysis. The DAS Manager will understand and contribute to post processing data analysis and report preparation. The DAS Manager will be committed to ensuring work practices are aligned to contemporary management and WHS&E requirements and will drive the sections adherence to them.


We are looking for a motivated individual who possesses good communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills, has a strong drive and commitment to achieving team and organisational goals. This position requires regular engagement with internal and external stakeholders and customers.


Employment at Port Wakefield currently attracts a Special Defence Locality Assistance allowance of $255.36 per fortnight.


Application Closing Date: Monday 16, March 2020


For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/00826/20 on