AME Licensing Program

Date published

17 Jan 2023


To be determined

Job ID


AME Licensing Program

Looking for Career development and training opportunities? The Licensed Engineer in Aviation Program (LEAP) offers the support to become a LAME.


  • Engineering
  • Maintenance
  • Permanent / Full Time

Key points

  • RFDS will cover costs to become a LAME
  • Attractive Salary & access to tax free benefits up to $18,550
  • Opportunity to be a part of the iconic RFDS team!


The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) is offering the exciting opportunity
to those seeking to take the next step in their engineering career. The RFDS will cover costs associated with training and licensing while working as an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME).
The LEAP pathway is a perfect evolution for current AME’s and for ex-military personnel looking to transition into the civil aviation industry. They will be supported throughout the process of becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (LAME) under the LEAP program. Development for those LAMEs just starting out is provided to gain respected industry experience.
The AME portion of this role is essential to RFDS Queensland meeting expected on time performance with minimal impact to aircraft shift availability due to technical defects. This will help minimise Direct Maintenance Costs and ensure safe, compliant operational performance of the RFDS Fleet in service of the people of Queensland.

The Role

  • Brisbane, Cairns, or Townsville with expectation to move to a Western base upon licensing
  • Permanent Full-time employment
  • Those interested in becoming B1 and B2 LAME are welcome to apply!
Key responsibilities

Your key responsibilities in this role will include:
  • Participate in ongoing training associated with LEAP
  • Complete statutory and company documentation associated with Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer training
  • Conduct weekly scheduled aircraft base maintenance checks of aircraft in a timely manner and without impact to aircraft network availability
  • Availability to support other base locations
  • Manage Aircraft inventory including; parts, store, database and compliance with storage conditions set out in MOE
  • Ensure compliant management, storage and usage of tooling and GSE
  • Compliance with all Occupational, Health, Safety & Welfare policies and procedures
Who we are looking for?

To be successful in this role you will need to possess the following:
  • Aircraft maintenance experience
  • Proven experience with Turboprops engines specific to RFDS QLD aircraft Types
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to pick up new computer applications
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment in relation to Aircraft Maintenance
Why work for us  
  • RFDS will cover costs associated with training and licensing
  • Attractive Salary Salary packaging of $18, 550; increasing your take home pay
  • Opportunity to be a part of the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service team
  • Be an integral team member by supporting Queenslanders and making a real impact to healthcare in Queensland
  • Work with people who are passionate about our purpose and proud of their contribution
  • Comprehensive and supportive orientation program
  • Employee Assistance Program Advice for staff and their families (support, nutrition & financial)
  • Private health insurance discounts
About us

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, RFDS delivers extensive primary healthcare and 24-hour emergency service, from nine strategic bases, to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.
As a member of the team driving RFDS from behind the scenes, you’ll come to work knowing that your efforts are enabling our work in helping people in Queensland communities.

If this role sounds like it could be the right fit for you, we would love for you to join us! Please apply to be considered or feel free to contact Lachlan Otto on 0408 520 532 for more information.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) (Queensland) is passionate about fostering equality within the workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
RFDS (Queensland Section) works with vulnerable patients in remote parts of Queensland and provides an essential service to many regional and remote communities. To ensure the health and safety of our staff, our patients, and these communities and manage the risks involved in service delivery and COVID-19 transmission in these communities and our workplaces, our staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate the requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including maintaining any recommended booster requirements, will be a term of your employment, as will the requirement to provide proof of vaccination.

Please note: This role may be required to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, will be subject to criminal history and may be required to undergo a preemployment medical assessment. There may be a requirement to travel in QLD for this role and work out of hours maybe required to respond to unscheduled outages and major incidents affecting critical systems.