First listed on: 01 March 2021
Maintenance Requirement Determination Lead 


$82,282 - $93,993 (plus Super)
Canberra – ACT, or Melbourne - CBD, VIC

Your Role

“To enable optimal Air Power Capability”

Do you have the technical skills and experience required to be Defence’s next Maintenance Requirement Determination (MRD) Lead? 

Do you jump at the thought of being responsible for the management of policy, guidance and training related to MRD processes used within Defence to manage, control and optimise maintenance policy of ADF materiel?.

The MRD Lead is the leader of a section within the Reliability & Aircraft Maintenance Program (RAMP) Team who provide specialist technical support to Acquisition Project Offices and System Program Offices. This support is provided across the Defence Capability Life Cycle to safely deliver capability and cost of ownership outcomes. Additionally, we provide specialised technical support the Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA) with reviewing the suitability of Aircraft Maintenance Programs (AMPs) with respect to the Defence Aviation Safety Regulations.

As such your strategic insight, professional representative skills coupled with your ability to lead initiatives autonomously and remain aligned with the team’s strategic goals will be essential to be successful in this role.

As the MRD Lead you will be required to use your communication and stakeholder engagement skills to liaise with a diverse and integrated workforce including ADF and contractors involved in ADF materiel maintenance management, policy and training.

You will be required to review and update ADF materiel maintenance policies and guidance material while applying your sound knowledge of MRD processes to identify innovative solutions to a vast range of complex problems. 

You will be required to coordinate and facilitate conferences and conduct training programs on behalf of the Department of Defence.

Our Team

The RAMP Team consists of three technical specialised teams, which are the MRD Team, the AMP Team and the Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Team. The AMP and RAM Teams are imbedded within DASA in Melbourne; while the MRD Team has historically been imbedded within the Air Domain Centre in Canberra.  However, depending on where the successful candidate is based, the MRD Team can be moved to be collocated with the teams in Melbourne.

You will enjoy Australian Public Service conditions, which include an attractive salary package and flexible, family-friendly working arrangements. Our staff have access to flexible working hours with opportunities for home-based work. Defence provides employees with the option to undertake further studies, training and a superannuation contribution of 15.4 per cent, higher than most industries, with the opportunity for you to make additional personal contributions.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a skilled collaborator, contributor, communicator and team player to be part of our integrated workforce.

Key attributes and experience we are looking for:

  • Demonstrated experiential knowledge and skills with managing maintenance policy for complex materiel.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Maintenance Requirement Determination processes and its application to complex materiel.
  • Sound risk-based decision-making and judgement to provide expert advice and guidance.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to negotiate and build relationships with various levels of stakeholders.

Application Closing Date: Monday 15 March 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/00803/21 on


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