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Technical Services Officer Avionics

Requisition ID: R10052155

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Amberley, Queensland, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Australia provides the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with through-life support for its fleet of KC-30A Multi-role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft—a derivative of the Airbus A330-200. The platform is a trusted and proven asset and the program is continually growing in capability and expertise.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Technical Services Officer - Avionics to join the KC‑30A Engineering team based at RAAF Amberley.

As a member of the KC-30A Mission Systems team, you will be responsible for supporting the Service Delivery Manager in detailed planning, monitoring and reporting of aircraft system health, the management of activity priorities within the KC-30A Through Life Support (TLS) program. You will also be required to provide support and guidance to team personnel, prioritise task activities and delegate tasking accordingly to maintain airworthiness and safety.

The role activities are regulated by DASR Part M requirements.  

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support high tempo operational meetings and fulfil immediate requirements to support Operations or Deeper Maintenance completion.
  • Develop and coordinate implementation of assigned Inspections Instructions, modifications, rectification instructions, maintenance instructions and technical publication changes, proposals for update changes to the AMP and technical advice in support of maintenance, engineering and supply queries.
  • Coordinate logistic process (Engineering Change Proposals, Modifications, Inspections, Rectifications, Configuration Control Boards and Overhaul) to ensure timely release of applicable
  • Review service literature or technical information.
  • Review and determine technical and logistic dispositions to defect reports.
  • Maintain good business relations with relevant NGA Stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in risk management processes and work with stakeholders to characterise, mitigate and resolve risks.
  • Assist with material planning in support of the Service Delivery Area and Aircraft Operations.
  • Carrying out with Technical Change Board assessments of assigned Service Bulletins.
  • Contribute to Configuration Control Boards (CCBs)
  • Gather, analyse, report and present health measurement data for the assigned Service Delivery Systems.
  • Assess obsolescence and reliability reports and recommend actions to support improvements in reliability, availability and maintainability.
  • Identify items as candidates for Critical Items List within the Service Delivery Area scope of responsibility
  • Provide regular plans for management of Repairable Items (RIs) and Breakdown Spares (BDS)
  • Support warranty investigations.
  • Provide technical support for Investigations, troubleshooting advice, component repair advice

Why Northrop Grumman?

As an integral part of the Australian team, you will receive professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, you will be joining an inclusive work environment built on innovation and respect, supported by the highest ethical standards.

Our Values represent what is important to us at Northrop Grumman and are integrated into all aspects of our employee experience:

  • We do the right thing
  • We do what we promise
  • We commit to shared success
  • We pioneer

What do we offer in return?

  • Professional Development Support – further education, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training including LinkedIn Learning and SkillSoft
  • Up to 2 weeks additional purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • WellbeiNG Program
  • Free parking
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum qualification of Cert IV Aviation Trade or Advanced diploma in Engineering
  • Extensive Experience with Avionic Systems
  • Aircraft Upgrades / modification management and implementation support experience.
  • Proven skills in writing technical instructions for aircraft maintenance.
  • Analytical skills and ability to compile reports based on gathered data
  • Demonstrated competency using digital business systems such as MS outlook, MS word, MS excel, MS project, engineering/document management systems (E.g. ENOVIA) and maintenance management tools (e.g. CAMM2).
  • Must be an Australian citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance

Desired Qualifications & Experience:

  • DASR M / CASA Part 42 or equivalent regulatory experience/knowledge
  • Previous experience in Technical Services role (CAMO or Engineering)
  • Widebody Airbus aircraft-type experience

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian Citizens. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.