Defence Jobs Spotlight: Aircraft Structural Technician, Plant Operator

Building things and fixing things — that's what this week's jobs are all about. In these roles you could be operating heavy machinery or repairing some of the most high-tech aircraft in Australia.

Aircraft Structural Technician

What's cool about this job? You'll be working on some of the most high-tech aircraft in Australia — manufacturing, assembling, installing and repairing components.

You'll be responsible for repair and modification of aircraft at either flightline or workshop level. Your duties will include inspection, maintenance, servicing, repair and fault diagnosis, manufacture, assembly, removal and installation of primary and secondary structure of aircraft and associated equipment. Types of material involved include carbon fibre, aluminium alloy, high strength steel and titanium. Composite, bonded, welded and conventional repair and modification may be carried out on aircraft structures such as wings, flight control surfaces, fuselage and engine structure.

Other tasks you might be working on include aircraft flight line handling and replenishment, removal and installation of aircraft components, disassembly and reassembly of aircraft components, manufacture and repair of aircraft plumbing and ducting, heat treatment and welding of aircraft aluminium and ferrous alloys, routine maintenance of tools and machinery used on aircraft, preparation and use of aircraft support equipment, identification and demand of aircraft technical equipment and spares, preparation and packaging of technical equipment for transportation and amendment and maintenance of technical publications.

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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Plant Operator

What's cool about this job? You'll be operating heavy earth moving equipment (dozer, excavator, dump truck etc), for one. You''ll be providing civil/earthwork construction support to the Air Force's infrastructure, and could possibly even be deployed for operations in remote areas of Australia or overseas.

You'll be constructing and maintaining pavements and site excavations and also working on emergency/battle damage repair activities. You'll receive training in general and specialist heavy vehicle and plant operation and are required to support other trades (Plumber, Carpenter, Electrician) in the performance of their duties. Plant Operators also participate regularly in ground defence exercises and are required to provide temporary construction services. Working conditions vary from an office environment to the field.

How much does it pay? Salary package upon completion of training is $64,566 per year (includes service allowances and a generous super contribution)

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