Senior Maintenance Engineer
New Zealand Army
Wellington, Trentham
6d ago

What you will do

The Senior Maintenance Engineer (Electronics) works for the Senior Project Manager to lead and manage the technical aspects within assigned projects.

You will be the electronics specialist who will be required to work across a wide array of exciting projects that are already in progress or will soon start.

This role is accountable for :

  • Providing specialist technical expertise in Electronics / Electro Optical Engineering and support to the project team;
  • Influencing requirements management, development of specifications and selection of equipment as well as supporting Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) functions;
  • Evaluating, modifying and developing innovative ideals and new technology in their specific technical discipline;
  • Predicting and assessing the technical, logistical and practical operational issues that might arise if selected for service;
  • Finding resolutions for all identified technical issues, and work with project managers and project staff to provide subject matter expertise; and
  • Leading, mentoring and training other Technical Advisors.
  • What we need

    This role requires someone who has proven electronics technical skills with the ability to think laterally and problem solve in an innovative way.

    You will be able to convert the technical information into accessible information to ensure understanding across teams you are working with.

    You will also have :

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in a maintenance support environment, with 3-5 years’ experience leading and mentoring teams;
  • Current working knowledge of NZ electrical legislation;
  • Proven ability to identify the central key issues in complex technical problem;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop workable solutions to address difficult problems where the decision is likely to be subjected to internal and external scrutiny;
  • Excellent ability to communicate complex technical issues to a wide range of audience with varying backgrounds.
  • Extensive experience researching, writing, and / or maintaining a range of technical publications.
  • Please note : This role requires bi-monthly travel domestically and annual international travel. You must have a clean, full NZ drivers’ licence.

    Who we are

    Capability Branch provides efficient and effective management of NZDF capability management, capability delivery and capability management oversight all of which contribute significantly to the total NZDF capability lifecycle.

    The Capability Branch provides a single point of accountability for these elements and delivers outputs that enable the delivery of joint effects.

    The Capability Branch fosters contemporary military specialist knowledge, operates using project and financial management disciplines and provides programme and project quality assurance oversight.

    Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

    As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

    Why Us

    NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs / opinions, or family circumstances.

    In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with :

  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities.
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