Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Sheetmetal

Date published

17 Jan 2023


Townsville Base

Job ID


Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Sheetmetal

Support the RFDS Fleet in service of the people of QLD, through the repair and overhaul of aircraft specific components!


  • Engineering
  • Maintenance
  • Permanent / Full Time

Key points

  • Competitive salary & access to tax free benefits up to $18,550
  • Opportunity to be a part of the iconic RFDS team!
  • Full-time position based in Townsville


Reporting to the Senior Base Engineer, the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Sheetmetal- Base is responsible for supporting the 24/7 operation of the RFDS (Queensland Section) by ensuring all base associated aircraft scheduled maintenance and fleet AOG defects are covered for employment location. This role is essential to RFDS (Queensland Section) meeting expected on time performance with minimal impact to aircraft shift availability due to technical defects.  The (AME) Sheetmetal- Base helps ensure safe, compliant operational performance of the RFDS Fleet in service of the people of QLD.
The Role

  • Townsville Base
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Development opportunity in airframe and aircraft maintenance
Key responsibilities
Your key responsibilities in this role will include:
  • Conduct weekly scheduled aircraft Base maintenance checks of aircraft without impact to aircraft network availability
  • Conduct troubleshooting and rectification of any line defects arising daily during flight operations for all aircraft
  • Availability for AOG call out after hours and weekends for fleet defect rectification Queensland wide.
  • Supporting aircraft maintenance across entire aircraft
  • 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:
  • Trade Certificate or equivalent specialising in Sheetmetal
  • Minimum 5 years aircraft maintenance experience
  • Proven attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Sound knowledge of the regulatory environment in relation to aircraft maintenance
Desirable skills and experience
  • Experience on RFDS Queensland Section aircraft types
Why work for us
We value our people, and we are passionate about making a difference for people who live, work and travel in remote, rural, and regional Australia. By joining the RFDS, you will have access to the following:
  • Development opportunity for AME to be supported through licensing and development into LAME
  • Attractive base + Super + Salary Packaging
  • Access generous not-for-profit tax-free benefits of up to $18,550
  • Comprehensive training provided
  • Additional company superannuation contribution program
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program including counselling, nutrition sessions, financial sessions, and legal advice
  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Novated leasing available
  • Access to a full allocation of a newly launched uniform range at no cost
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 (Queensland Section) (RFDS) 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.