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Senior Technical Officer Weapon Systems

Department of Defence Posted: 04/02/2021
Location: Canberra Type:  Full Time
Disciplines:  Other
Remuneration: $80,669 - $92,150 (plus super)
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APS Level 6
$80,669 - $92,150 (plus super)
Campbell Park – ACT

The Role

Armament Engineering Centre of Expertise is a technology based group within the Directorate Navy Engineering. The APS6 Senior Technical Officer Weapons Systems position is responsible for delivering and supporting a variety of engineering products and services related to weapon systems of RAN vessels throughout their lifecycle.

The role and responsibilities, products and services of the positions include:

  • Provision of technical advice on weapon systems matters to the Weapon Systems Cell Lead, Armament Engineering Centre of Expertise Director, System Program Offices, Force Commanders, Repair Agencies, Ships/Establishments, Test Agencies and Industry.
  • Provision of technical advice during development of technical directives for weapon systems required to ensure the safety and seaworthiness of maritime materiel including maintenance requirements, maintenance personnel competency standards, and configuration management.
  • Conduct of inspections of weapon systems and defect investigation, provision of technical reporting and advice, and assist with development of trend data, repair plans and weapon system defect rectification.
  • Provide technical advice upon review of Request for Problem Resolution, in support of weapon system modification in accordance with issued ORDALTs, requests to wave or alter maintenance procedures or schedules, configuration variation requests and throughout the engineering change process.
  • Assisting with training and knowledge sharing amongst colleagues (APS and uniform), including mentoring and skills development of undergraduate and graduate engineers.


About our Team

Directorate Navy Engineering is looking for high performing, experienced Weapon Systems Senior Technical Officer with a background in Naval Armament Systems to be a part of their small but dynamic team responsible for weapon system services in areas such as providing technical support to weapon system selection and acquisition activity, conducting inspection and technical investigation following armament incidents, provision of highly specialised weapon system technical advice to the fleet, research into current and future global weapon systems.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, manage and report on technical activities.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing technical assurance of equipment, systems and processes
  • Highly developed verbal, written and computer communication skills to logically convey thoughts and ideas.
  • Demonstrated capability to influence key stakeholders in order to achieve effective strategic outcomes.
  • Strong skill sets in analysing, synthesising and presenting technical information and data in a clear and concise manner that aids decision making
  • Ability to work in a fluid environment, remaining flexible, agile and adaptable supporting colleagues at short notice.
  • A background in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering at degree or advanced diploma level, experience managing and maintaining weapon systems, or exposure to weapons systems is highly desirable.
  • Practical application and experience of engineering/technical judgement through assessing condition of physical assets.

 Application Closing Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

For further information, please review the job information pack, reference NAVY/00279/21 on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers

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