Jobs Of The Week: Become An Aircraft Spray Painter, Airfield Defence Guard Or Motor Mechanic

It's all about taking everyday jobs and making them extraordinary by throwing in some aircraft. This week we look at being a spray painter (for aircraft), a motor mechanic (for aircraft ground support), or a guard (protecting Air Force airfields). Read on to find out more.

Aircraft Spray Painter

What's cool about this job? If spray painting cars is what you enjoy most, what about trying your hand at spray painting a jet fighter? As an Aircraft Spray Painter you’ll be trained to paint and control corrosion on multi-million dollar aircraft and much more.

You'll be responsible for the application of protective paint coatings to ADF aircraft. Your job will involve paint stripping and painting of metallic and composite surfaces of aircraft; corrosion prevention processes; preparation and use of aircraft support equipment; identification and demanding of aircraft paint equipment and materials, maintenance of spray painting equipment and amendment and maintenance of technical publications. Spray Painters are also involved in stencilling, and the application of tapes and decals.

How much does it pay? Salary package upon completion of training is $71,013 per year (includes service allowances and a generous super contribution)

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Airfield Defence Guard

What's cool about this job? Weapons handling and field operations are just some of the activities you’ll be performing in this exciting, male only role.

There are few jobs out there as physically or mentally demanding as being a an Airfield Defence Guard in the Air Force. You’ll be at the peak of your physical ability, able to think fast on your feet and make clear decisions under extreme pressure. You’ll be technologically minded too – capable of mastering sophisticated weapons systems and surveillance platforms. This is a career that will test your limits. But the rewards are unlike any other.

You'll be a part of the specialist ground (combat) force required to protect air power assets from the effects of hostile ground action in and around Air Force Bases and Installations, both in Australia and overseas during peacetime and on operations. During peacetime you'll support Air Force Security (AFSEC) and Air Base Protection (ABP) by conducing routine security tasks, including vehicle and foot patrols, static guarding and control of entry points. On operations you will form the basis of the Air Force's ground combat force, protecting Base assets, infrastructure and personnel against attack from enemy ground forces both inside and outside of the airfield perimeter. You'll also instruct other Air Force personnel in relevant ground defence techniques.

How much does it pay? Salary package upon completion of training is $67,211 per year (includes service allowances and a generous super contribution)

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Motor Mechanic (GSE Tech)

What's cool about this job? This is an exciting role maintaining a wide and varied range of hydraulic, electrical equipment and systems, in a range of environments all over Australia.

As a Motor Mechanic (Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Technicians) you are not just involved in the maintenance of motor vehicles, but also aircraft ground support systems, aircraft arrester systems, materials handling equipment (forklifts/aircraft loaders), refuelling equipment and installations, diagnosis and rectification of faults in mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems and the testing and servicing of ground support equipment, workshop plant and machinery.

After gaining some experience in the GSE world, you'll move on to tailored electrical/electronic training. You'll continue to do the duties of a Motor Mechanic but will also be responsible for the maintenance of ground support equipment electrical systems, ground radar mechanical installations and refrigeration/air-conditioning systems.

How much does it pay? Salary package upon completion of training is $71,013 per year (includes service allowances and a generous super contribution)

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