Technical Analyst - Marine

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$75,109 - $80,450 (plus super) per annum

Location: Cairns

Type: N/A

Posted: 02/07/2021


The Role

The APS5 Technician Marine role within the Hydrographic SPO is to provide technical marine knowledge and advice, engaging with stakeholders to deliver solutions to technical problems and exercise appropriate technical delegations in line with relevant legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks. They will investigate, report and perform technical marine assessments that support Defence materiel capability life cycle. They are accountable under limited direction to perform and achieve moderately complex technical marine and sustainment work within an integrated workforce, predominately on small to medium sized Army watercraft.

The APS5 Technician Marine will be accountable for organising their workflow and making independent decisions relating to their area of responsibility. They will interpret and provide advice within the marine sub-function based on legislation, policy and procedures. They will undertake specialist, technical research and analysis, conduct reviews, assessment and investigations and perform procedural or operational support work to achieve results.

About our Team

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for a nationwide naval shipbuilding enterprise to support the Naval Shipbuilding Plan. The Plan outlines the Australian Government’s vision for the Australian shipbuilding enterprise and significant investment required in coming decades.

In addition to being involved in building Australia’s future military fleet, at Hydrographic SPO you will also have access to generous and attractive working conditions as an Australian Public Servant in Defence. Working for Defence will support a work life balance with family and other priorities. Access to flexible working arrangements, including part-time work, occasionally working from home and working hours that aren’t always nine to five.

Information on Defence employees’ working conditions, including an attractive remuneration package that may respond to industry variations and a generous superannuation contribution (15.4%), can be sourced from the ‘Employment Agreement’ section of this information pack.

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Our Ideal Candidate

The right person will demonstrate Leadership behaviours in accordance with One Defence Leadership Behaviours.

The ideal candidate is able to:

  • Perform moderately complex marine technical activities and associated tasks working to agreed priorities and outcomes;
  • Be accountable for exercising assigned Technical Regulatory Authority delegations;
  • Apply technical knowledge and experience, understand priorities, identify and define issues for corrective actions;
  • Build and sustain positive relationships with team members, actively participate in team work, group activities and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Assess technical packages, reports, processes and equipment performance to meet specified requirements, provide recommendations for improvement; and
  • Ensure safety aspects of Defence capability are considered/incorporated into marine technical activities and tasks.

Application closing date: Sunday 18 July 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/02974/21 on

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