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NMF Communications Operator


Barton, ACT, AU, 2600

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

About the Role

Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to support the Australian Defence Force's critical communications infrastructure? Babcock is seeking a skilled and experienced Defence High Frequency Communications System Operator to join our team. In this role, you will play a vital part in operating the existing Defence High Frequency Communications System (DHFCS) while supporting the implementation and operation of the upgraded Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS).


About you

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, performing and delivering contracted Operations Support for the DHFCS and EDHFCS, conducting initial investigations into system failures and reliability concerns whilst maintaining accurate records, and ensuring compliance with SOPs to achieve competency to operate our DHFCS and EDHFS systems. Ideally you will have a minimum of one year experience as a Defence Communications Operator, or experience in a similar field. You will have the ability to maintain an Australian Defence security clearance, and work as part of a high functioning team. Trade qualifications in either communications or network/HF engineering would be highly desirable.


What we offer you

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • 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 1,600 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.

Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand 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.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain NV1 Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


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



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