Technical Officer Weapon Systems

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$73,636 - $78,873 (plus super) per annum

Location: Sydney

Type: Full Time

Posted: 04/02/2021


APS Level 5

$73,636 - $78,873 (plus super)

Sydney, NSW


The Role

Armament Engineering Centre of Expertise is a technology-based group within the Directorate Navy Engineering. The APS5 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 Senior Technical Officers, Weapon Systems Cell Lead, and Armament Engineering Centre of Expertise Director.
  • 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 provision of advice during defect investigation, drafting of technical reporting and advice, assistance with development of repair plans, and weapon system defect rectification.
  • Conduct research into current and future weapon systems relevant to RAN. Development and management of the technical armaments reference material library. Support writing of technical reports and briefs with rapid provision of relevant correct and up to date technical information.
  • 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 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 report on technical activities.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing technical assurance of equipment, systems and processes
  • Sound verbal, written and computer communication skills to logically convey thoughts and ideas.
  • Strong skill sets in 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 diploma or higher trade 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 4 March 2021.

For further information please review the job information pack, reference NAVY/00299/21 on Defence Careers

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