Technical Specialist (Food Technologist)

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

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

Location: Southbank

Type: Full Time

Posted: 03/08/2020


APS level 6

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

Southbank, VIC


The Role

  • Are you looking to apply your technical skills on some of the largest complex projects in Australia?
  • Do you value a diverse workforce that supports work life balance and offers flexible working arrangements?
  • Secure your next role with us at Defence as an APS employee for generous employment benefits including professional learning opportunities.

The Land Engineering Agency, as part of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, supports various Directorates and Systems Program Offices to ensure successful requirements development, acquisition and in-service support of land materiel. The Agency provides services in engineering, testing, design and development and technical data management. Services are provided across the whole of the Defence Capability Life Cycle. As a member of the Land Engineering Agency, the Technical Specialist - Food Technologist will have a unique opportunity to be part of an engineering and technical team to deliver Australian Defence Force systems that are at the leading edge of Defence capability.

The APS 6 Food Technologist will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to apply maintenance engineering techniques and methods to solve problems and develop solutions in the field of military equipment and systems either independently with minimum supervision or as part of a small team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the development, integration and evaluation of military equipment or systems in the field of foodstuffs, especially in the field of combat rations.


About our Team
The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) is an integral part of the Department of Defence. This group purchases and maintains military equipment and supplies in the quantities and to the service levels that are required by Defence and approved by Government. Within CASG, the Land Domain acquires and supports designated land systems for the Australian Defence Force.

Land Domain is dedicated to providing our staff with a diverse, manageable, favourable work-life balance, and we support flexible working arrangements. We will also invest in your training and development to ensure your time with us is deeply rewarding, both personally and professionally. We are committed to achieving a workplace culture that is inclusive and diverse; one which directly reflects the needs and scope of our varied operational requirements.

Our Ideal Candidate
The right person for this role will be a Technical Specialist who is required to apply technical expertise and knowledge in the field of food science and technology, to ensure delivery of safe and effective long-life rations for the Australian Defence Force.

The Technical Specialist assures the technical integrity (including safety and performance) of the combat ration pack by specifying performance, nutritional and packaging requirements, designing testing methods, conducting audits and verification programs on new and existing suppliers, authoring risk assessments, investigating failures, and proposing component and menu improvements and innovations.

As a member of the Combat Rations Team, the Technical Specialist reports to the Technical Lead and will take the initiative to progress work to meet business objectives, recommend solutions for issues impacting on the achievement of desired outcomes and seek guidance on more complex issues.


Application Closing Date: Monday 17 August 2020

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/03492/20 on


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