Marine Technician

Australian Defence Force
  • Post Date: May 14, 2017
  • Apply Before: October 31, 2017
  • Applications 0
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Job Overview

As a Marine Technician in the Navy you’ll learn how to operate, and maintain, a wide range of plant and equipment vital to the ongoing operation of ships in the Naval fleet.

Marine Technician (MT) sailors are required to be adept at operating, monitoring and maintaining equipment in a wide and diverse range of platforms both in a seagoing and shore-based environment. As operators or maintainers, MTs are required to operate equipment and monitor performance to identify trends which have the potential to impact on the operational capability of a ship and to initiate corrective action if required. As part of their maintenance function, they are required to conduct periodic (e.g.: hourly, weekly, monthly, annual etc) routine planned maintenance, attend to breakdown maintenance, and assist contractors in higher level maintenance.

The MT sailor is responsible for the operation and maintenance of various machinery and associated systems throughout the ship including, but not limited to:

• The ships’ main propulsion machinery (gas turbine and / or diesel / diesel electric plants);
• Associated propulsion control and monitoring systems;
• Electrical power generation and distribution including High Power (33 Kv , 440v), Domestic Power (110-240 Volts), Low Voltage (24 volts and below), and milli volt control systems;
o Auxiliary systems including Air Conditioning, Ventilation,
o Refrigeration and Davits;
o Liquid and cargo handling systems;
o Hull structures and fittings;
o Basic fault finding and diagnostics on all aforementioned systems including control circuits, 110, 240, 440 V power supplies;
o In situ repair and component change out of pumps, motors and ancillary system equipment; and
o Manufacture/supply/install components to systems as part of a Fleet Support Unit work team.
Maintenance activities regularly require the use of a wide range of skills including mechanical, electrical, hull and, fluid power. As such, on completion of the initial minimum period of service of 4 years, MTs may be given the option of completing trade training to undertake their role as maintainers. On completion of this training, the sailor can return to the ship or establishment and perform maintenance duties relating to a specific system or skill set.
There is a wide variety of trade specialisations for you to choose from. Trades offered include:

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning,
Fluid Power (Hydraulics),
Electrical (High Power),
Welding and
GRP (Fibreglass)


Marine Technician roles are open to both females and males.

Pay and Benefits
You’ll be paid while you undertake your training, and receive free healthcare and subsidised accommodation. Upon completion of training, you’ll enjoy a starting salary package of approximately $61,970 p.a. as well as a generous superannuation contribution.

Entry Requirements
You must be at least 17 years of age and an Australian citizen. Additional age, medical and fitness guidelines may apply.

Education Requirements
To qualify for entry, you must have successfully completed Year 10 with passes in English, Mathematics and Science.

How to apply
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Job Detail
  • Offered Salary$50,000 - $75,000
  • Career LevelOther
  • ExperienceFresh
  • INDUSTRYEngineering, Government
  • QualificationHigh School
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