Oct 18, 2023

High Frequency Comms Technician

  • Babcock
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Job Description


Babcock New Zealand are looking for High Frequency Communications System Technicians to join our highly-skilled team in Auckland.


About the role


Join our team as an HF Communications System Technician and play a crucial role in maintaining and supporting defence communications capability for the Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Defence Force.


You’ll work in a dynamic environment, ensuring the continuous provision of HF communications.


This position offers opportunities for growth and the chance to contribute to the safety and security of New Zealand.


Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure the HF Communications System is maintained to meet contractual KPIs.
  • Support the delivery of HF Communications capability to NZDF.
  • Contribute to KPI reports for the wider team.
  • Assist in developing and managing maintenance and repair processes.
  • Participate in HF Communications System training and compliance with safety regulations.

About you


As the ideal candidate, you willhave at least one year of experience in Radio Communications and Electronics, coupled with strong diagnostic abilities. Excellent organizational and time management skills are crucial, along with a thorough knowledge of NZ electrical safety regulations. A proactive problem solver with good communication skills and proficiency in MS Office applications would be a great fit. Familiarity with Defence or Communications environments and the ability to create technical instructional materials would be desirable qualities.


NZ EWRB Electrical Service Technician Registration, a National Diploma in Engineering (Electrotechnology), or having an industry qualification in Computer and Networking knowledge will be highly regarded.


Required Skills & Competencies




  • Technical problem-solving abilities and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Capability in using MS Office applications.
  • Possession of a current full driving license.



  • Experience in a Defence or Communications environment.
  • Familiarity with PC-based control systems.
  • Ability to create technical and operational instructional materials.

Your future at Babcock – 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 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 in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


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 1,300 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. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team 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.


To learn more about us visit www.babcock.com.au


We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


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, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


Job Req #53314