Army Soldier - Tradesperson

Army soldier - tradespersons undertake a wide range of tasks for the Australian Army, including the construction, maintenance and repair of Army equipment in Australia and overseas.

Duties & Tasks

Army soldier tradespeople may specialise as an/a:

  • Aircraft Life Support Fitter - ensures that aircraft safety equipment (such as parachutes, life rafts, anti-gravity suits, flying helmets and breathing apparatus) is fully operational.
  • Aircraft Structural Fitter - responsible for inspecting, testing, repairing, rebuilding, refurbishing and modifying Army aircraft structures and components.
  • Aircraft Technician - responsible for inspecting, testing, repairing, rebuilding, refurbishing, modifying and recovering Army aircraft airframes, engines and equipment.
  • Avionics Technician - inspects, repairs and maintains aircraft communications, navigation, radar, electrical, electronics and instrument systems, and ground equipment.
  • Electronics Technician - installs, maintains, repairs and manages electronic and communications equipment. They also operate high-power transmitters, radio relays and multi-channel carriers.
  • Fitter Armament - inspects, repairs, modifies and reconditions military armaments, watercraft and small engines, and performs general engineering tasks.
  • Vehicle Mechanic - repairs and maintains all types of motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, prime-movers, trailers, plant equipment and armoured fighting vehicles.

Working conditions

Army tradespeople usually work in teams and can work in Army units and workshops throughout Australia and overseas.

Personal requirements

  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • enjoy technical work
  • good interpersonal and communication skills
  • good organisation skills
  • meet aptitude and medical requirements
  • at least 17 years of age
  • Australian citizenship.
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