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