Fitter Armourer

9 Day Fortnight, Supportive Working Enviroment, Full-Time Permanent Role.

About the business

General Dynamics Land Systems Australia (GDLS-A), provides the Australian Defence Force with leading edge military vehicles including the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle and M1A1 Main Battle Tank.  GDLS-A is part of US based General Dynamics, one of the top five Defence companies in the world.  Our strengths are world-class design and systems integration, superior production standards and innovative life cycle support providing us with the opportunity to offer diversity of career and specialisation opportunities.


About the role

We are currently recruiting for a M1A1 MBT & ASLAV qualified and experienced Fitter Armourer to join our team in Edinburgh South Australia. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a high level of workmanship in the servicing, inspection, repair and maintenance of M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT), ASLAV platforms. The Fitter Armourer also ensures that the workload demand is completed within the designated time frame and to the workshop manuals, quality, safety and environmental standards.


Key responsibilities

  • conduct work in accordance with approved maintenance procedures;
  • service, inspection and maintenance in accordance with workshop manuals
  • repairs - disassemble and re-assemble vehicles and sub-assemblies in accordance with the detailed instructions contained in routings and technical drawings;
  • assist with streamlining processes within the department for continuous improvement;
  • complete all quality documentation in accordance with production inspection record sheet and routing as directed;
  • ensure accuracy with all paperwork associated with work undertaken; and
  • ensure the proper use of support and test equipment and that adequate materials are available and maintained for tasks and are kept in good working order.


In order to maintain these responsibilities the successful candidate must:

  • M1A1 MBT & ASLAV platform Fitter Armourer trade qualification;
  • possess excellent problem solving skills;
  • demonstrate an ability to read drawings / routings;
  • exhibit a good level of numeracy and literacy;
  • must presently hold or have the ability to gain and maintain an Australian Security Clearance - Baseline;
  • attend medical assessments as required to ascertain their ability to adequately perform all duties as required; and

In addition to the above, HR Licence would be highly desirable.


Benefits and perks

GDLS-A provides our employees with a rewarding, supportive and flexible work environment, which includes an attractive 9 day fortnight.  We also maintain a genuine commitment to training and development, diversity, and offer competitive benefits

The pay rate set will be in accordance with the ECA and based on experience.

To apply for this role please click on the Apply button and provide a Cover Letter and CV.


To be successful for this position, you must hold or be eligible for an
Australian Security Clearance


22/06/2020 $0 Adelaide 1 Trades & Services
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