Aircraft Safety Equipment Maintainer



About the Job The role of the Aircraft Safety Equipment Maintainer (Aeronautical Life Support Fitter) is to maintain the aircraft mounted and aircrew mounted aeronautical life support equipment and safety and survival equipment within the ADF. The Aeronautical Life Support Trade is to ensure that aeronautical life support equipment utilised within the Defence environment is correctly fitted and maintained to ensure operational airworthiness and mission capability. Aircraft Safety Equipment Maintainers are also responsible for conducting aircrew and passenger training on the application of aeronautical life support equipment.

The responsibilities of the Aeronautical Life Support trade include but are not limited to: Manufacture, remove, inspect, repair, test and refitting of aeronautical life support equipment including textile components Fitting and instruction on the operation of personal flying equipment Procurement, packaging, storage and identification of safety and life support equipment Explosive ordnance handling and inspection of rescue pyrotechnics Provide training and safety briefs to aircrew and passengers on aeronautical safety and survival equipment and Aircraft servicing, ground handling and replenishments. In addition, Aircraft Safety Equipment Maintainers operate industrial sewing machines in the manufacture of various fabric components in support of aircraft and ADF requirements. Working Conditions.

  The working environment is normally a comfortable climate controlled environment. Outdoor work is required at times when performing on-aircraft maintenance or in field conditions during aircrew training exercises. There is a likelihood of deployments for periods of six months or more, with a requirement to work intensively for long, irregular hours.

You may at times during your career, have the opportunity to also work on aircraft belonging to the Navy and Army and be employed within Navy or Army Units. Hazards.   Inherent hazards exist in tasks associated with moving machinery, handling and inspection of pyrotechnic devices, compressed gas cylinders and the use of dangerous chemicals and substances.

Minor cuts and bruises may be sustained, but the possibility exists of sustaining more serious injury. Personal protective equipment is provided where necessary and its use is enforced. Safe working habits and practices are mandatory and ensure that possible risks to personnel are minimised.

Physical Effort.   Usually the physical effort required is not arduous and is comparable with that required in the allied aircraft trades. Manual Dexterity and Physical Co-ordination.

  Manual dexterity is required during packing and folding of aviation life support systems and operation of industrial sewing machines. This is an acquired specialist dexterity and normal physical co-ordination is adequate. Speed and Accuracy of Movement.

  Usually there is no requirement for speed of movement but a high degree of accuracy is r.

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6 Dec 2019


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