ADF Gap Year Artillery Operator
Think you have got what it takes to join an elite combat team? Put your physical and mental toughness to the test as an Artillery Operator (Artilleryman) in the Royal Australian Artillery Corps. You'll be assisting in the operation of guns and digital equipment so quick thinking and accuracy are essential as you make sure your team is always on target. As an Artillery Gunner (previously called Gun Number) you'll be an important part of the team required to provide vital fire support to ensure the success of combat operations.
You and your team will deliver a variety of ammunition types including high air and ground burst explosives, illumination, smoke, precision and other smart munitions. You will be firing with 155 millimetre guns in tough and challenging environments, utilising digital firing data provided by the forward observer to engage targets - up to 30 kilometres away. Your training will thoroughly prepare you in all aspects of deploying guns including, loading, laying, firing, explosive handling, servicing and defending the guns.
You'll need to be adaptable and disciplined, but the Army will train you from scratch, developing your teamwork, leadership and communications skills as you go. Your duties: The duties listed below are those that you could be expected to perform, but note that not all duties are performed in each position: Assists in the preparation of the gun for deployment Assists in preparation and storage of ammunition Set up, load, lay and fire guns Interpret digital data on the gun to engage targets Assist in gun servicing and maintenance Drive, service and maintain cross-country vehicles Participate in infantry type roles as required and General soldiering duties, such as manning defensive positions, patrolling, traffic control, camouflaging of vehicles and field equipment, and navigation.