B1 Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME)

Date published

28 Mar 2024


Brisbane Base

Job ID


B1 Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME)

Join RFDS as a B1 LAME and ensure safe & compliant operational performance of the RFDS Fleet in service of the people of Queensland.


  • Engineering
  • Maintenance
  • Permanent / Full Time

Key points

  • Showcase your maintenance and turboprop engine experience
  • Permanent, Full-time role, based at the Brisbane Airport
  • Work in a role which offers workplace flexibility


Reporting to the Senior Base Engineer, the B1 Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) is responsible for supporting the 24/7 RFDS Queensland operation by ensuring all base associated aircraft scheduled maintenance and fleet AOG defects are covered for employment location in peak periods. This role is essential to RFDS Queensland meeting expected “on time performance” (OTP) with minimal impact to aircraft shift availability and ensure safe, compliant operational performance of the RFDS Fleet in service of the people of Queensland.

The Role
This is a Permanent, Full-time role, that is based at the Brisbane Airport with some travel to assist at other RFDS bases.
Key responsibilities
Your key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Conduct weekly scheduled aircraft base maintenance checks of aircraft in a timely manner and without impact to aircraft network availability
  • Conduct troubleshooting and rectification of any line defects arising daily in the course of flight operations for all aircraft at base and those transiting on tasking
  • Availability for AOG call out after hours for fleet defect rectification Queensland wide.
  • Ensure compliant management, storage and usage of tooling and GSE
  • Contributes to business improvement/quality programs and enterprise risk management activities
  • 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:
  • Minimum 5 years 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

Desirable skills and experience

  • Maintenance control experience
  • Supply chain management experience

Why work for us 
  • Competitive Salary + Super 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.

Royal Flying Doctor Service acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the Traditional Custodians of the land. The RFDS is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of healthcare. We embrace diversity and welcome all people irrespective of faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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.