Job Description

Structural Aircraft Maintenance Engineer


  • Touring opportunity
  • Servicing Aviation & Critical Services contracts
  • Be part of something BIG!


Are you ready to dive into a role where you’ll be at the heart of ensuring our fleet’s operational readiness? As a vital member of our team, you will provide essential structural engineering support for our aircraft stationed at Horn Island. Your responsibilities will encompass a range of tasks including sheet metal work, handling composites, and implementing corrosion prevention measures. But that’s not all – you’ll also be instrumental in making modifications and preserving both the interior and exterior of our aircraft.


In this role, you won’t just be a bystander; you’ll join hands with our engineering team, offering your expertise and support whenever it’s needed. And while your primary base may be at Horn Island, you should be prepared for temporary travel assignments to other Babcock bases. This could mean lending your skills to different fleet aircraft, ensuring their safety and functionality wherever they may be stationed.


You’re ready to take on a dynamic and crucial role, joining Babcock’s skilled aviation professionals in ensuring the smooth operation of our fleet, and keeping the aircraft in top-notch condition to fulfill their missions effectively.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide structures support for the Horn Island fleet such as: Sheet metal, composites, corrosion prevention, modifications, and the interior/exterior preservation of the fleet.
  • Assist Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
  • Prepare and keep safe working areas, adhering to safety procedures and regulations to ensure a safe working environment for yourself and others.
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Communicate effectively with not only team members and supervisors but also external stakeholders.


About you

You’re a trade qualified aviation structures engineer, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. Your proficiency in composites, sheet metal, and paint within the aviation industry sets you up to succeed in this role. A certificate in Aircraft Maintenance or Equivalent is desirable but not essential.


But what truly sets you apart is your team spirit. Your flexibility and positive attitude make you a natural collaborator, ensuring seamless teamwork on every project.


With your passion for aviation and intuition for harmonious teamwork, you will thrive in this role.



Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave.
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave.
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan.
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days.
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.


Who we are:

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


If you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks.  These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.



Job req #57662