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FIFO Electronics Technician -Multiple Positions

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: NT-Jindalee Mt Everard
  • Date Advertised: 12-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: BAE/14550298EX
  • Job Title: FIFO Electronics Technician -(Multiple Positions)
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  • FIFO opportunities (15 Days on/ 13 Days off )

  • Opportunity to work on the State of the Art Jindalee Over the Horizon Radar Network

  • Well support FIFO from Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Sydney


The Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) has been a part of our nations defence landscape for many decades and comprises three Over-The-Horizon-Radar (OTHR) systems to provide surveillance coverage of our northern border. BAE Systems has been awarded the contract to manage the upgrade of this 100 percent Australian solution that is strategically important to Australias security. Joining this project you will experience an exciting and unique opportunity to grow with some of Australias finest defence professionals in an iconic defence environment.

We have multiple vacancies located at our Northern Territory Radar site for qualified Electronics Technicians to work on interesting and complex surveillance systems on a fly in fly out (FIFO) basis. 

JORN is a network of three remote OTHR radars located in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. The state-of-the-art defence system provides wide area surveillance at ranges of 1000 to 3000 km, and plays a vital role in supporting the Australian Defence Forces air and maritime operations, border protection, disaster relief and search and rescue operations.

Joining us will see you working as a member of a skilled team who provide support for the operations, maintenance and development of this unique radar.  The work is interesting, technically challenging and above all, rewarding. The work our team does, contributes to the Defence of Australia.


About the opportunity


As part of our Fly in/ Fly out team you will work in shifts of 15 days on (including travel days) and 13 days off. During your 15 days on you will have accommodation, meals and work related travel provided.

We have multiple Electronics Technician positions available. You will be located at our Radar 3 site in Alice Springs, Northern Territory where you can fly out from various locations including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Staff at the JORN Radar 3 are responsible for the ongoing support for operations, maintenance and development of the Radar sites for the Jindalee Over the Horizon Radar Network (JORN).

The Electronics technicians shall have a demonstrated ability to work within a team of personnel operating and maintaining an OTHR whilst working on a continuing shift rotation, supporting new and existing equipment in a Defence operational environment


About you

As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you will:

  • Be responsible to the Site Maintenance Lead for the ongoing support and performance of equipment at the Radar 3 site

  • Carry out technical support for the radar and associated systems in accordance with the Maintenance Management Plan and subordinate documents.

  • Fulfil all the requirements of an Authorised Tradesperson under the Authorised Maintenance Contractor (AMC) structure

  • Perform planned maintenance activities

  • Perform operational level maintenance

  • Complete all fault reporting requirements

  • Carry out rectification of deficiencies and defects within the site systems

  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Site Leads


Whilst not essential, the ideal candidate should have the following;


  • Demonstrated experience in the maintenance of high power RF and/or digital control systems equipment

  • Demonstrated experience in the maintenance of receivers, antenna and associated control systems.

  • Qualified Technician

  • Certificate III or relevant experience in an electronic/computer systems or other related field

  • Have experience using a Computer Maintenance Management System.

  • Proven ability in the maintenance of RF systems and digital control systems, with good experience and understanding of software control systems

  • Capable of rapid understanding of frequently changing equipment and the development of procedures necessary to support existing and newly introduced equipment




Don meet every criteria listed above?  Dont worry. Providing you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply.  Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.


As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance. 


International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.


Further information regarding clearances is available at:


Applications should be addressed to: Greig Russell-Talent Acquisition Specialist-Engineering and made online here.


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email:



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