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Experienced B2 LAME



Nowra NSW 2541, Australia
Posted on Monday, August 7, 2023

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.

QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.


The recent acquisition of Air Affairs further establishes QinetiQ as a long-term, strategic partner to the Australian Defence Force and underpins QinetiQ’s strategic position as market leader in threat representation, training, test and evaluation.  Headquartered in Nowra, New South Wales, Air Affairs provides targets and training services, and electronic warfare capabilities to the Australian Defence Force, in addition to aerial surveillance and reconnaissance in support of government firefighting efforts. Air Affairs owns and operates a fleet of special mission aircraft and maintains an advanced manufacturing and engineering facility providing design, manufacture and certification operations.


We are looking for B2 LAME’s or experienced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers to support or ongoing aircraft operations.


As an experienced AME or B2 LAME you will be responsible for ensuring that our fleet or Learjet and King Air aircraft are ready to go wherever they are deployed. Our fleet of 20 aircraft provide support to both the Australian Defence Force and fire services across the country. We are looking for experienced AME’s looking to upskill to a category B2 Licence or currently qualified LAME’s looking for a new challenge.


Ideally you will have experience on the Learjet and/or Beechcraft King Air type aircraft and with a B2 rating. You will be joining a unique and self-sufficient team that support the fleet at home in Nowra and on deployment around the country and on occasion internationally.


As an AME/LAME in this team you will be responsible for;

  • Conducting Line and Heavy Maintenance
  • Rectifying defects
  • Completing engine replacements
  • Fault finding and rectification
  • Ensuring checklists and appropriate documentation is complete
  • Supporting the aircrew on deployment
  • Structural / Avionics upgrades and modifications


What you will bring;

  • A passion for aviation and commitment to a safety first environment
  • Experience from General Aviation, Charter Operations, Defence or Business Jets
  • A B2 Licence or extensive experience as an AME in a relevant environment
  • A willingness to travel for 1-3 weeks at a time a few times a year
  • The ability to live in the Shoalhaven /Nowra region or willingness to relocate


What you will receive;

  • A chance to develop your skills in an environment supporting a unique defence capability
  • Ongoing training and support to do aircraft type ratings and become a LAME (If applicable)
  • A career opportunity within a global defence company
  • The opportunity to travel whilst supporting the team


To be considered for this role you will need;

  • Strong fault finding skills and a wiliness to learn
  • To be an Australian Citizen and willing to gain NV1 defence security clearance
  • AME qualifications and extensive experience or a LAME B2 licence


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Ruth Harrison – Talent Acquisition Specialist 07 3031 0233 or email rlharrison@qinetiq.com.au

Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.  You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers' advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people.


QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.