[EOI] CH-47 Technical Positions – Australia

[Application deadline is 23 February 2020. /Admin]

BDI – EOI CH47F Oakey

Asia Pacific > Australia > Queensland > Oakey

Full time

Bristow Defence Industries (BDI) is proud to have continuously supported the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) since 1998 through the delivery of successive support contracts for a fleet of Airbus AS332 Super Puma aircraft in Oakey QLD. Continuing this long association, since July 2018 BDI has delivered a range of ancillary support services for a fleet of Boeing CH-47D Chinook aircraft.

BDI would be honoured to extend our long and trusted relationship with the RSAF through participation in a competitive tender and award process for a Maintenance and Logistics Support Services contract for a fleet of new Chinook CH-47F aircraft in Oakey. In preparation for this tender, BDI is currently assessing resource availability for future opportunities in the areas of aircraft maintenance, maintenance training and other technical support roles to support such a contract.

If awarded the contract, recruitment will commence from June 2020 and continue through 2021.

The successful applicants will be offered stable, long-term employment opportunities and employees will undertake the full spectrum of aircraft maintenance activities necessary to deliver mission-capable CH-47F aircraft to our customer. This includes flight line, depot maintenance and other back-shop services support.

The maintenance workforce will be supported by Technical Support Managers/Field Service Representatives who will undertake troubleshooting of defects, complex investigations of aircraft systems, review of defect trends and provide solutions to reliability or performance issues. In general these will not be hands on roles.

BDI is seeking expressions of interest from dynamic and self-motivated individuals with relevant medium or heavy helicopter maintenance experience, as well as other industry professionals preferably with experience working in a military aviation maintenance environment for the following roles.

Please provide a short summary of your suitability, qualifications and experience for each role/s, detailing experience on type.

Aircraft Maintenance:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Mechanical, Avionics and Structures)
  • Aircraft Life Support Fitter
  • Flight Operations Analyst


  • Quality Coordinator
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Aircraft Technical Records Specialists
  • Technical Librarian

Support Services:

  • Administration and Finance Assistant
  • Training Facilitator
  • Technical Writer
  • Software Support/Data Analyst

Supply Support/Logistics:

  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Procurement Officer (SAP)
  • Storeperson

Ground Support:

  • Aviation Ground Equipment/Ground Support Equipment Mechanic
  • Toolstore/Calibration Coordinator
  • Aviation Refueller

Further to the above we have a number of key positions for which you are required to submit a complete resume.

Head of Maintenance:

This position reports directly to the Senior Maintenance and Contract Manager. The primary role is to deliver the contracted Operational and Maintenance contractual obligations to meet the customer’s objectives. To lead and motivate the workforce to ensure cost-effective, safe and quality outputs at all times. Be able to adapt to the customer’s airworthiness systems and reporting requirements, which will include technical discussions, work-planning and deal with aircraft and component Original Equipment Manufacturers to resolve supportability issues.

Line Maintenance Manager:

To plan, manage and deliver serviceable and mission-capable aircraft to meet customer operational requirements. Be able to lead a team of qualified aviation tradesmen and interact professionally with persons from different cultures.

Heavy Maintenance Manager:

To undertake and deliver the contracted deeper level and component maintenance support to meet major servicing objectives – disassemble, inspect, service, assemble. Be able to lead a team of qualified aviation tradesmen and interact professionally with persons from different cultures.

Base Manager:

To provide Human Resources and Administrative support, enabling BDI to consistently achieve the level of client service promised, enabling Contractual obligations and staff commitments to be met or exceeded.

Technical Support Manager:

To have the professional ability to conduct technical discussions with the aircraft and component manufacturers and the customers engineering authority to plan, manage, resolve and execute all aircraft maintenance related issues. Be able to communicate such matters clearly to the customer’s representatives on-site and also provide guidance to company employees to ensure contractual objectives are met.

Technical Analyst – Mechanical and Avionics:

To undertake troubleshooting of defects, complex investigations of aircraft systems, review defect trends and provide solutions to reliability or performance issues.

Continuing Airworthiness Manager:

To undertake the complete recording and tracking of aircraft and component history, and to forecast preventive maintenance in a time manner.

Safety and Quality Manager:

To undertake the task of ensuring the complete set-up of a viable safety and quality assurance system, that incorporates the customer’s internal safety and quality assurance systems.

Supply Chain Manager:

To undertake the initial Stock Take and Takeover of incoming spares and consumables and subsequently establish internal company processes to manage these items.

All positions are based in Oakey and you will be required to reside in the local region. Relocation is not on offer for these positions. You must have the legal right to work in Australia and satisfy the requirements for entry and employment within an Australian Defence Force facility. Applicants will need to be Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents (PR), or able to meet PR status in order to meet the customers’ security and Australian Content requirements.

Many of the roles on offer will include shift work and a requirement to work for extended periods from other sites in Australia during military training activities and field exercises.

Technicians with CH-47F maintenance experience are especially encouraged to respond and previous CH-47D experience also highly valued.

BDI is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values a genuinely diverse workforce, actively encouraging, recognising and promoting a fully inclusive environment.

The closing date for this Expression of Interest is 5pm WST Sunday 23rd February 2020.

Source: BDI – EOI CH47F Oakey