Job Description

About the Role

Babcock are looking for a Production Maintenance Planner to join our Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communication System (EDHFCS) program where Babcock lead the operation and support of the existing HF capability, while delivering a comprehensive technology upgrade.


The Production Maintenance Planner holds a pivotal role in shaping the success of JP9101 Acquisition’s rack production. Their responsibilities encompass orchestrating the setup of production schedules, refining processes, and establishing procedures to streamline operations seamlessly. With a keen eye for detail, they manage data within the IFS system and adapt tasks to accommodate any emerging requirements.


The Planner collaborates closely with Platform and Combat Groups to incorporate new tasks into the Maintenance Work List. Acting as the primary liaison for JP9101 teams, they facilitate communication between acquisition and support departments.


Moreover, the Planner takes charge of coordinating risk assessments and administrative actions, including the potential cancellation or deferral of tasks within the work package. They also oversee the regular publication of the Main Work List to meet project demands.


Additionally, the Planner plays a pivotal role in supporting task and platform certification requirements. This involves ensuring the completion of task close-out Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) and related reports to maintain quality standards.


To be successful, you will bring

  • Australian Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance.
  • Working knowledge and experience of maintenance management and planning system tools and processes.
  • Relevant previous experience in maintenance planning in a HF Communications and electrical engineering or defence environment.
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence internal and/or external stakeholders in a way which generates business benefit whilst maintaining key relationships.
  • Diploma in Engineering or an equivalent level of experience.


What we offer you


  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We offer flexible working arrangements where possible to help employees find the right balance between work and home life;
  • 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.


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 NV1 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.


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Job Req ID: 56622