Antenna Maintenance Technician

Job Description

About the Role:

As an Antenna Maintenance Technician at Babcock Australasia, you will play a pivotal role in the maintenance and sustainment of the Defence High Frequency Communications System (DHFCS) and Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS). This position is integral to the success of our operations, requiring expertise in routine maintenance, emergent works, and corrective repairs across all four Australian sites. The role involves continuous improvement initiatives, promoting a safety-first culture, and contributing to the overall success of our maintenance activities.


About You:

We are seeking candidates with:

  • At least 3 years’ experience as an advanced rigger in antenna maintenance.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to stay current with technical developments in antenna maintenance.
  • Experience delivering high technical and quality standards.
  • Strong analytical skills to make informed decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills to engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • The capability to manage workloads, prioritize tasks, and meet strict deadlines under pressure.
  • Thought leadership in developing innovative solutions and supporting continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated application of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) processes and policies.


Your Future at Babcock – What We Offer You:


  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • 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.


Skills and Competencies Required:


  • Advanced Rigger qualification.
  • Radhaz, Excavator, Skid steer, Frontend Loader, Telehandler, Tower Rescue, Working at Heights, First Aid with CPR, Confined space certifications.


Essential Compliance Requirements:


  • Australian Defence Security Clearance at AGSVA Negative Vetting – NV1 level.
  • Australian citizenship.
  • Current passport.
  • Licenses: Open ‘C’ class motor vehicle, Forklift.


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 1,600 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.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, 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 however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain Baseline Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


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.



The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority.  To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, some roles within the business will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to gain access to sites.  Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


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