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F/a-18 Principal Aerospace Engineer - Structures

Boeing - Amberley, QLD

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Job Description

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RAAF Base Amberley


Engineering / Technical




Job Reference


6G.5C.647_Lvl_4_Structural_and_Payload_Design_Engineer.pdf (PDF, 132KB)

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The Organisation

Boeing Defence Australia's Aerospace Engineering & Production Capability provides a range of modification, production, repair and continuing airworthiness services to support Defence's Boeing-managed aircraft fleets and complex communication systems. We work hand-in-hand with our customers to develop and deliver critical capabilities to support their mission now and into the future.

The opportunity

We are seeking a qualified Principal Aerospace Engineer - Structuresto support the world class fleet of air combat and electronic attack aircraft, the F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.

As a key member of our Aerospace Engineering and Production Capability, you will provide technical leadership for sustaining safe, high tempo flight operations as part of the In-service sustainment program.

The role is based in RAAF Base Amberley, QLD.


  • Be responsible for technical leadership of Continuing Airworthiness Management (Part M) and Design (Part 21J) engineering activities including design review, assessing engineering changes and engineering investigations, structural modifications and repairs.
  • Oversee and implement Aircraft Maintenance activities and provide recommendations for efficiency and effectiveness improvements based on the Australian Defence Force Configuration Role and Environment (CRE).
  • Mentor a team of engineers and technical officers as the technical expert for a successful collaborative team development.
  • Engage with team members, leaders and technical representatives including Air Force and United States Navy personnel.

  • Tertiary Qualifications in a relevant Engineering field (Aerospace, Aeronautical or Mechanical/Structural). Eligible to RPEQ registration.
  • Have significant experience in aircraft Structural analysis, repairs and design including engineering support to in-service aircraft operations. Defence aircraft experience is strongly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical leadership in a major project environment excellent communicator, people oriented and able to manage multiple tasks effectively while working to schedule commitments.
  • We are looking for team members, who will embrace our company's behaviours and values and are willing to innovate.
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens to meet defence security requirements.
About Us

Boeing Defence Australia is shaping the future of aerospace and delivering some of the nation's most important programs for the Australian Defence Force. Joining us is a chance to make your mark, working with a diverse team that is united in pushing the boundaries of imagination and excellence.

We currently employ more than 2,500 people across 14 sites in Australia and three international locations and have a range of opportunities available as we plan for future growth.


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Female applicants, people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and ex-defence personnel are encouraged to apply.

  • Flexible working options
  • Study assistance
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Global opportunities
How To Apply

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