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Aviation Records Officer

Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Nowra, New South Wales, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

The recent acquisition of Air Affairs further establishes QinetiQ as a long-term, strategic partner to the Australian Defence Force and underpins QinetiQ’s strategic position as market leader in threat representation, training, test and evaluation.  Headquartered in Nowra, New South Wales, Air Affairs provides targets and training services, and electronic warfare capabilities to the Australian Defence Force, in addition to aerial surveillance and reconnaissance in support of government firefighting efforts. Air Affairs owns and operates a fleet of special mission aircraft and maintains an advanced manufacturing and engineering facility providing design, manufacture and certification operations.


We are currently looking for a Technical Document / Aviation Records Officer to join our team in Nowra.


As a technical documentation specialist you will be responsible for ensuring our fleet of aircraft meet airworthiness regulations by ensuring our aircraft data is kept up to date. You will liaise with teams across the business, from aircraft maintenance engineers, to pilots and schedulers to ensure our aircraft meet strict maintenance schedules.


As the Aviation Records Officer your day to day role will see you;

  • Collecting and entering information such as engineering orders, drawings flight and maintenance logs and engineering data.
  • Liaising with team members across the business to gather information and check entries.
  • Maintain the aviation management tool, Aerotrack.
  • Liaise with external suppliers and maintenance organisations to ensure records are complete and up to date.


What you will bring;

  • Experience in a technical records, parts or technical catalogue role or similar.
  • A willingness to learn, as all training will be provided but experience with records databases will be a distinct advantage.
  • An attention to detail as you will be responsible for checking and entering both written and printed information.
  • The ability to communicate across different business areas and teams.
  • An interest in the aviation industry or previous experience in a similar role.


What you need to know;

  • This is a permanent full time position but with some flexibly, including the potential for a 4 day week or half day Friday.
  • Previous experience in the Aerospace / Aviation industry will be appreciated but it is not essential, it is your attention to detail and willingness to learn that will earn you this role.
  • This position is based in Nowra and you will need to be available to be onsite.
  • You need to be an Australian Citizen and willing to gain a Baseline Security Clearance.


Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.  You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


If you have any questions about the role or would like to know more please contact Ruth Harrison – Talent Acquisition Specialist – 07 3031 0233 or email - Please note you must apply for the position for your application to be considered.



As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers' advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people. 


QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.