Communication Electronic Technician

Last updated 7 months ago
Location:Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
Job Type:Full Time


As a Communication Electronic Technician, maintain and repair the Air Force's advanced sensor and communication systems while enjoying:

  • a good salary plus generous superannuation
  • ongoing investment in your personal and career development
  • free medical and dental
  • job security and a good work/life balance
  • rewarding work and world-class training
  • subsidised accommodation
  • a supportive team environment
  • travel and leave entitlements
  • free access to sports and fitness facilities
  • friendships that last a lifetime

All that plus meaningful experiences such as joining peacekeeping missions and supporting communities in need.

Your role

From radar and satellite systems to digital voice communications, the Air Force relies on state of the art electronics to provide an accurate view of the airspace around us while communicating efficiently with aircrews. So it takes a special kind of technician to monitor, maintain and trouble-shoot these advanced systems.

In the varied and rewarding role as a Communication Electronic Technician, your ‘workshop’ could be anything from a climate controlled maintenance facility to a temporary in-the-field shelter overseas. You’ll be responsible for such systems as:

  • Ground telecommunication equipment
  • Surveillance and control equipment
  • Integrated communication systems
  • Navigation aids
  • Ground-based radar systems
  • Satellite communication systems, and
  • IT infrastructure.

One morning you could be carrying out electrical measurements or configuring a network. The next may see you coordinating the delivery of spares. The one constant is that no two days will be the same.

Air Force technical training is world class and the skills you acquire can lead to nationally-recognised qualifications that will benefit you for life.

If you enjoy electronics, have a good eye for detail, and work well under pressure, this is your chance to embark on a really worthwhile career. Better still, you’ll be working for a dynamic organisation that offers a great lifestyle plus opportunities you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Sounds good? Then apply now (below).


  • Fully-paid training
  • Once trained, starting package approx. $69,045 p.a. plus superannuation (salaries correct as of 01/08/2019)
  • Numerous other benefits


  • Training in Wagga Wagga, NSW and Crib Point, VIC
  • Then posting to one of the many Air Force locations across Australia

Entry Requirements

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Australian Citizen
  • Year 10 completion with passes in English, Mathematics and Science

Medical and fitness guidelines also apply.

How to Apply

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Communication Electronic Technician position description