Date:  4 Apr 2024

Townsville, QLD, AU, 4813

Company:  Ventia

The Role 
A permanent opportunity has become available for a Fitter/Armourer to join our team on the Defence Maintenance Contract (DMC) at the Lavarack Barracks, Townsville. 

Our mechanical crew on the workshop floor are responsible for all trade related tasks associated with the maintenance and repair of Defence vehicles, plant, and equipment. 


What you will be doing

  • Perform inspections and repairs to Defence’s vast fleet of weapon systems (From small arms personal weapons up to artillery and armoured vehicle weapon platforms – M1A1 Abrams Tanks, M113AS4 Armoured Personnel Carriers)
  • Undertake major overhauls and authorised modifications to plant and associated general support equipment (Bridge units, chainsaws, paving breakers etc)
  • Ensure that technical procedures and inspection/test plans are performed in accordance with QA requirements.
  • Maintain maintenance records associated with equipment servicing, repairs and modifications. Undertake plant audits and inspections where required
  • Determine parts and materials requirements for acquisition in relation to plant and equipment servicing, maintenance and repairs
  • Certify plant and equipment as serviceable and fit for purpose, within the scope of trade qualifications

About you
Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • Possess a recognised Trade Certificate III in Mechanical Engineering (Fitting) or equivalent
  • Defence recognised maintenance qualifications in the repairs to small arms and weapon systems highly desirable
  • Ability to pass high level security clearances essential (if these security clearances have not been obtained previously). This is for gaining access to Defence weapon storage facilities and Defence weapon-based maintenance courses
  • Open and clear communication within a team environment 


You must be an Australian citizen and be eligible to hold a Defence Security Clearance. 

  • Permanent position, long standing client contracts, offering great job stability.
  • Retention allowance + Economic Retention Allowance paid per fortnight.
  • Excellent work/life balance, flexible working arrangements with the ability to elect for paid overtime.
  • 4 week’s annual leave per annum 
  • Genuine career development opportunities and progression across Ventia 
  • Supportive management and positive team environment 

About Ventia

Ventia is a leading maintenance service provider supporting Australia's Defence Force (ADF). Expand your expertise on unique vehicles and equipment and collaborate with leading professionals across a range of disciplines. As part of our contract with the Australian Government Department of Defence, Ventia provide materiel maintenance support of land-based equipment and watercraft for Joint Logistics Command (JLC). We operate in every Australian State and Territory with a 3,000-strong workforce consisting of passionate civilians and Defence Veterans. 



Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGTBQI+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.


How to apply
Please click on the “apply” link to apply. 

Position Reference Number: 156061

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