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TacJobs – Technical Advisor – New Zealand Defence Force Soldier Systems

Do you have research and development experience within the textile/fabric trade?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Defence Logistics Command (DLC) and we are seeking a Technical Advisor to provide technical advice and policy to all areas within the New Zealand Defence Force pertaining to operational equipment that the Soldier wears, including body armour, ballistic helmets and combat clothing.

In this busy and varied role, your experience of Soldier Systems equipment and the principles and compliance of this equipment, is essential and your knowledge of Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) principles and systems will be of benefit. You will be familiar with the conduct of tender evaluations, and demonstrate proven experience in equipment and quality systems evaluations. A major part of this role will be to evaluate equipment defects as well as develop superb rapport with stakeholders.

Strong research and analytical skills, project management skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills will ensure your success in this role. You will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office and SAP and hold a Trade Certificate or Diploma in a textile related trade. A current Class 1 unrestricted drivers licence is also required.

In return for your skills and experience we offer a unique working environment and five weeks annual leave.

Please quote NZDF-1505015 in all correspondence.

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Bill Steel on (04) 527 5796, quoting NZDF-1505015.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Thursday 21 May 2015.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
  • Interested parties can apply here: www.seek.co.nz/job/28636325

    If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.


    5 Responses to “TacJobs – Technical Advisor – New Zealand Defence Force Soldier Systems”

    1. Bradkaf308 says:

      These Soldier Systems stick together. Didn’t the Kiwi’s recently adopt a bunch of new kit? What’s next?

      • babola says:

        NZ Army is still looking for ‘the’ next uniform, both in cut/style and camo pattern.

        There’s been a lot of development in recent years but nothing signed in concrete. What I know is that NZ SAS is really hooked on Crye Precision AC and G3 combat uniforms and pretty sure wider Army echelons noticed how much different is a modern combat uniform and camo pattern from the standard NZ Army uniforms they’ve been using for some time now.

        Being a self-dependent and a nation of innovators, don’t be surprised if Kiwis come up with something totally from left-field and surprise the current big players.

    2. Brando says:

      What they leave out is the job’s probably in Waiouru…ha!

      • babola says:

        Nope. Trentham camp in Wellington.

        • Brando says:

          Well that’s not so bad. The range there is a great spot to either frustrate you or allow you the opportunity to become a master of wind calls.