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Technical Officer

Advertiser: PMB DefenceMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
8 Jan 2021
Work Type
Full Time
Science & Technology, Laboratory & Technical Services

PMB Defence

PMB Defence is a world leading manufacturer of submarine battery systems, which started delivering and supporting the main storage batteries for Australia’s Collins Class Submarines in 1989. PMB is growing its business by winning new work to develop and integrate new technology battery solutions for the Australian Future Submarine (AFS), UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) as well as other international partners. Having recently relocated into a world class new manufacturing factory, PMB is a customer focussed defence systems and energy solution provider that is committed to providing world leading and high standard products and services to our customers.

About the role

Due to growth in the New Technologies team, this 12 month fixed term contract has become available. Key responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and maintaining complex test equipment and essential services
  • Supporting the purchase of equipment and supplies 
  • Monitoring long term test progress and data maintenance 
  • Performing routine test and analysis activities in accordance with an existing specification document
  • Participating in design discussions and performing build activities for unique test requirements 
  • Conducting routine maintenance on, and repair of laboratory equipment and infrastructure including identifying areas where maintenance may be needed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in a similar hands on role from a diverse range of technical disciplines, such as mechanical design and assembly, battery testing or laboratory equipment. Previous experience diagnosing problems on equipment and the ability to use hand tools and workshop equipment is essential. Excellent time management skills and the capability to prioritise competing demands is important, as are high level communication skills and a strong team focus. 

Other requirements

This position will be required to:

  • Hold a current police clearance
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment medical and Drug & Alcohol screen
  • Undertake six monthly lead in blood testing
  • The ability to obtain an NV1 Australian Defence Security clearance (essential), or hold an existing clearance (desirable)

How to apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your motivation to apply and suitability for the role. For enquiries and a job and person description, please contact Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell – HR Coordinator at For more information on PMB Defence, please visit No recruitment agencies please.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

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