Defence Jobs Spotlight: Carpenter, Plumber

Getting a trade can open a lot of doors. If you're keen to have a career as a plumber or a carpenter, with the added excitement of working in the Air Force, these jobs might be just what you've been looking for.

Plumber

What's cool about this job? You'll have a challenging career in the Air Force supporting expeditionary air operations using your skills to install and maintain water, waste water and gas systems.

You'll be required to provide plumbing support to the Air Force's deployed infrastructure, looking after the installation, maintenance and repair of water reticulation and treatment systems, and other plumbing equipment in a variety of conditions. You'll mainly be concentrating on deployed conditions both within Australia and overseas with responsibility for provision of temporary water reticulation, sewage and gas in a variety of deployed locations.

These roles have been performed regularly on deployments to temporary and permanent airfields in support of expeditionary air operations. Such activities could also be undertaken at any of the major RAAF Bases and at isolated temporary RAAF airfields or construction sites within Australia.

You'll receive training in general and specialist vehicle operation and will need to support other trades in the performance of their duties. You'll also participate regularly in ground defence exercises where you will be required to provide temporary water reticulation and sewage treatment service. Plumbers are able to progress to the rank of Corporal.

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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Carpenter

What's cool about this job? You'll be supporting expeditionary air operations using your skills to design, construct and maintain buildings and temporary facilities.

You will be required to provide construction support to the Air Force's expeditionary operations. Construction tasks may include site planning, excavations, timber constructions, steel constructions, concreting and assisting allied trades. These roles can also be performed on deployments to temporary and permanent airfields during expeditionary operations.

Such activities can be undertaken at any of the major Air Force Bases and at isolated temporary Air Force airfields or construction sites within Australia. Particularly in recent years, these roles have also been performed regularly on deployments to temporary and permanent airfields on foreign soil.

You'll receive training in general and specialist vehicle operation and are required to support other trades in the performance of their duties. You'll also participate regularly in ground defence exercises and are required to provide temporary construction services. Carpenters are able to progress to the rank of Corporal.

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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