Technical Services Coordinator

January 30, 2024

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Job Description

Sea to Summit Distribution is an award-winning supplier to the adventure Industry. We also supply the Commonwealth with field equipment as holder of the Lnd 125-Ph 4 FE contract. We design, manufacture, and distribute innovative, meticulously engineered outdoor and field equipment for adventures and operations at every altitude.
Sea to Summit was established in 1990. As an expanding global business, we currently have offices in Australia, North America, Germany, and Switzerland, with a global supply chain including Asia, Europe, the USA, Mexico, the Nordic Countries and the UK

We are a motivated group of experienced, creative, and forward-thinking professionals. We are connected by our shared passion to create frictionless reliable gear for adventurers and mission enablers for professionals alike.
Our promise is to be your relentless ally in every adventure and for every mission.

The Opportunity

Location: Perth, WA or Melbourne VIC
Full-time (38 hrs p/week)
Workplace type: Hybrid

Working as part of the Sea to Summit Defence Business Unit (DBU), but in collaboration with Design, Development and Purchasing Teams, the Technical Services Coordinator (TSC) will be responsible for producing, sourcing, and updating artefacts in support of both Project and Sustainment elements of the LAND 125 Phase 4 Field Equipment (L125Ph4FE) program. The TSC will work closely with stakeholders in Defence and Defence Industry to ensure that the engineering related compliance requirements of the program are met and maintained. As required, the TSC will conduct Quality Assurance audits on product at various locations around Australia, and with reference to the artefacts created for that purpose.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Sea to Summit DBU and other Sea to Summit Teams to produce technical artefacts including but not limited to:
  • Codification Data Sheets, Operation Handbook Manuals, Quality Control Checklists and other items of ‘Technical Data or TD’ (as it is defined in the ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 2 contracting suite and associated Commonwealth Technical Data and Intellectual Property Frameworks)
  • Communicate with and assist Defence Industry subcontractors and suppliers in producing and delivering appropriate TD for the Commonwealth
  • Ensure that Sea to Summit Quality Assurance (QA) processes are aligned with the expectations and requirements of Defence. As needed, conduct QA checks on products at various locations across Australia to ensure product compliance.
  • Be the principal point of contact between Sea to Summit DBU and the Land Engineering Agency (LEA), attending meetings and leading communication on behalf of Sea to Summit.
  • Exercise due diligence by taking responsible steps to acquire and keep up to date with relevant Defence
  • Industry technical knowledge, and communicating said information with relevant bodies within STS (e.g. QA)
  • Attend formal meetings and events with stakeholders from both Defence and Defence Industry at various locations across Australia and Internationally as required.

Skills and Experience

Qualifications/ Training

The following would be advantageous.
Draftsperson Experience/Qualification.
A BA in Industrial and Product Design (or equivalent)
Training/experience with CAD software
Completed the “Defence Work Experience Program” through Defence Youth


  • Experience working with a Land Systems Division project, and familiarity with Land Material Safety Manual, the Land Domain Engineering Management System and the Configuration Management Tool – Land an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of the Defence technical document writing standards; Defence Standard DEF (AUST) 5629B, ‘Production of Military Technical Manuals Standard’ and DELOGMAN ‘Defence Logistics Manual’.
    Aptitude and experience for interpreting technical engineering information (drawings and manuals) an advantage.


  • Ability to handle technical Defence related regulations (N4 library, Australian Defence Standards (DEF(AUST)), Military Standards (MIL) and Class societies an advantage.
  • Holding or ability to gain a Basesline (AGSVA) Security Clearance an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of Objective (insitec), Siemens Teamcenter PLM software, and MILIS an advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of the NATO Codification system.
  • Ability to effectively present the requirements of ADF into a format that is clearly intelligible for all potential stakeholders, including those who may not have a Defence or Defence industry background.
  • Demonstrated ability to present findings to an array of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work within high performing teams
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and collaborate with team members.

Our Value Proposition

Working alongside in an international team with passion for procuring great value and best in class field equipment for the Commonwealth
Discounts & Gear allowance
Volunteering Day Off to play an active role in giving back to the community.
Continuous learning and development for your personal growth
Employee Assistance Program as part of our commitment to improve your holistic wellbeing
Competitive salary package
Paid 16 weeks parental leave

Equal Opportunity Employer

Sea to Summit is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.
NOTE: This job posting is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualification associated with the job. The successful candidate will be expected to perform all functions from administrative processing to leading change initiatives.