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BAE Systems

Location: Osborne

Job Type: Full time



  • Be part of the next generation of defence capability delivery

  • Enjoy flexible work practices, engaging work and an inclusive culture where we strive to make every individual feel valued

At BAE Systems, we are recognised for delivering projects of global and national significance to our customers and with this we are known for developing some of the most impressive careers.
We currently have an exciting opportunity within Maritime Australia based in Osborne South Australia working within the Hunter Class Frigate Program for an experienced Operator / Rigger
What this opportunity will mean for you?

  • Performing purposeful work where your efforts are recognized in an environment enabling you to thrive
  • Excellent career opportunities, as our biggest project is YOU! Your success is our success
  • Accessibility to flexible working arrangements that will provide you with balance and a lifestyle that fosters wellbeing
  • Access to our competitive employee benefits program that are designed to better support you: Employee Benefits
  • Being part of a workplace culture that is safe, inclusive and takes pride in their company values

Your new role:
The Operator is responsible for the delivery of the all services that sit within the operator trade role including any high-risk license tasks providing services across the shipyard to successfully deliver the project. The role will require you to support all production work on blocks, ships and support other tasks required in relation to the shipyard.

  • Ensure that services delivered are in accordance with the Manufacturing Plan
  • Daily interaction with the operator team.
  • In conjunction with the Operator Trade Manager, ensure all equipment used by you or members of the operator team are properly certified and has been appropriately tested, inspected.
  • Ensure that all equipment and areas used by the team are maintained in a safe and organised manner.
  • Responsible for your own safety and including the safety of fellow workers and have involvements in the team's safety and quality requirements and working to meet or exceed results.
  • Add value to and assist in creating a positive working environment.
  • Undertake Training in accordance with role as deemed necessary.
  • Ensuring that you only perform the tasks you are trained and have been deemed competent to perform including high risk license task
  • Undertake Training in accordance with role as deemed necessary.

About you:
As an applicant for this opportunity, you will have:

  • Current Rigging and Forklift Ticket
  • Construction Industry White Card
  • Demonstrated experience, management of all aspects of the role.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and skills.
  • Strong safety focus and enhancing the site safety environment.
  • Strong time keeping abilities.

We believe in hiring for potential so if this role resonates with you, but you do not meet all the required criteria, we would still love to hear from you!
As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Further information regarding clearances is available at
Applications can be addressed to Peter Smith Talent Engagement Specialist CCA and made online here. Confidential enquiries are welcome via email:
Our culture:
You will be joining a culture that truly cares about your wellbeing. Diversity and inclusion is at the top of our agenda. We are striving to create an inclusive culture where the voices and talents of every individual are valued and everyone has a sense of belonging.
We welcome applications from all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience.
We are also proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180
If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives via this link.
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We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.