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EL 1 Technical Specialist - E3 and RF Systems Lead

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$106,074 - $119,651 (plus Super) per annum

Location: South Australia

Type: Full Time

Posted: 29/11/2021

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The Role
Are you are interested in being involved with aircraft, flight trials, and providing specialist aircraft engineering advice? If so, then this is the job for you.
This position offers a wide variety of challenging and rewarding tasks as well as the rare opportunity to be involved in supporting Army, Navy and Air Force flight trials through the Air Warfare Engineering Squadron (AWE SQN).

As the E3 AND RF SYSTEMS LEAD within AWE SQN you will lead a small team of specialists to deliver the following:

  • Continue to grow the Electromagnetic Test Facility's (EMTF) capabilities to address current and emerging Defence requirements;
  • Maintain NATA accreditation for the facility and act as Authorised Representative;
  • Provide support to internal and external tasking for Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility and RF matters as an SME;
  • Mentor staff and provide specialist learning opportunities as applicable;
  • Contribute to capability development, HR, business and directorate master plans as required;
  • Facilitate and sponsor E3/RF presentations and similar activities for the benefit of Defence;
  • Ensure that suitable software systems are available for execution of EMTF work;
  • Maintain proficiency as a Defence recognised Radio Frequency Radiation Safety Officer;
  • Review and release test reports; and
  • Authorise staff for test activities.


About our Team
AWE SQN is a Defence unit operating as a DASA Approved 21J Design Organisation, dedicated to the provision of specialist engineering designs and advice for:

  • Aircraft Instrumentation, and Specialist Aerospace Advice;
  • Specialist Air Weapons and Stores Advice, (including loading, clearance and employment), and integration of AUS/US air weapons programs;
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility and RF Analysis and Advice;
  • Aerodynamic Modelling, Weapon Danger Area and Safety Assessments; and
  • Prototyping and Mechanical / Electrical Manufacture.

This is not only a rare opportunity to grow your engineering career in an exciting environment but will also allow you to be an integral part of a team which significantly contributes to Defence Capability.

Our Ideal Candidate
To succeed in the role you must have personal drive and integrity with the ability to:

  • Comply with organisational values and having a shared responsibility for the achievement of team goals and objectives;
  • Support the AWE SQN leadership team through value adding and delivering on the organisational strategy;
  • Build trust and demonstrate integrity with internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Solve complex technical problems.

Application Closing Date: [Monday 27 December 2021]

For further information please review the job information pack, reference  AF/05961/21 on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers

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