About the Job Electricians are required to provide specialist electrical support to the Air Force's expeditionary operations. The Electrician's role involves the installation, maintenance and repair of power and lighting reticulation systems, and other electrical plant and equipment in industrial and domestic style conditions. Principal duties concentrate on deployed operations both within Australia and overseas.
A limited number of positions in specific locations are responsible for other electrical plant and equipment in industrial conditions and domestic installations. These roles are performed regularly on deployments to temporary and permanent airfields in support of expeditionary air operations. Such activities could also be undertaken at any of the major RAAF Bases and at isolated temporary RAAF airfields or construction sites within Australia.
Electricians receive training in general and specialist vehicle operation and are required to support other trades in the performance of their duties. Whilst posted to remote localities and in exercise situations, the Electrician may be responsible for the installation of mains size power reticulation and the maintenance of power generating equipment and airfield lighting installations. Electricians also participate regularly in ground defence exercises where they are required to provide temporary electrical services.
Electricians are able to progress to the rank of Corporal. After completing Construction Foreman training, promotion to Sergeant, Works Supervisor is in competition with your peers from the other Airfield Engineering Musterings. Further training in construction and project management is completed to follow a career path up to the rank of Warrant Officer.
Available positions for training is dependent upon workforce requirements..