Defence Force Recruiting

Motor Mechanics can be equated to civilian Motor Mechanics; but that’s where the similarity ends. As a Motor Mechanic you are not just involved in the maintenance of motor vehicles, but also aircraft ground support systems, aircraft arrester systems, materials handling equipment (forklifts/aircraft loaders), refuelling vehicles and equipment, diagnosis and rectification of faults in mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems and the testing and servicing of ground support equipment, workshop plant and machinery. Motor Mechanics are also responsible for the operation of the ground and aviation fuel installations.

After gaining some experience in the GSE world, tradesmen will be required to attend our tailored electrical/electronic training. Motor Mechanics continue to do the duties of a Motor Mechanic but are also responsible for the maintenance of ground support equipment electrical systems, ground radar mechanical installations and refrigeration/air-conditioning systems.