Engineering & Maintenance Career Opportunities
Welcome to the Engineering & Maintenance career web page. Here you will find information on the different Engineering & Maintenance teams at Airways, the type of work we do and the different roles available.
Engineering & Maintenance consists of a team of approximately 130 staff with the vital role of developing and maintaining all the equipment which assists pilots and controllers.
The core services of the Engineering & Maintenance group include:
The planning, design, purchase, development, installation and maintenance of Air Navigation Systems (communication, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management) and supporting infrastructure.
Like the Controllers, the Engineering & Maintenance staff are also highly trained and professional employees. Airways recruits experienced and qualified engineers and technicians and then provides up to 18 months of in-house training and on-the-job experience to bring them up to speed with Airways' equipment and processes.
To find out more about each of the Engineering & Maintenance units, click on the links below:
Technical Careers Snapshot - Jeremy Stevens
Jeremy joined Airways as a Technical Trainee in 2006.
After completing his Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Jeremy headed to Laos for a year to a job he knew very little about, and ended up working in remote areas installing and repairing radio communication systems for Gold/Copper mines and NGO’s clearing bombs from the Vietnam War.
“As my contract was drawing to a close I decided I wanted to head back to NZ to find a job that would provide me with some career progression in an out of the ordinary industry. I applied for a job as a Technical Trainee within Airways. This allowed me to get my foot in the door and soon they had me heading all over the country to some very interesting places. I was assisting and learning from other technical people within Airways.”
After completing his training, a position became available with the Technical Coordinators. Their main focus is the monitoring of operational equipment like Radars, MUXs, VHF Radios and much much more. This gave Jeremy a great overview of the company and also allowed him to get into more installation work.
“I got involved in some awesome projects like the Queenstown Multilateration (surveillance) project where we spent the majority of our days flying into the mountains by helicopter to install large Multilat sites”.
Jeremy has also taken part in a project installing VHF radios and Voice Recorders throughout Queensland, Australia.
“I was lucky and got to spent 3 months working there in some of Australia’s most amazing holiday destinations.”
Jeremy has now moved into the Navigation Engineering area of the company. In this role he will manage projects that involve the upgrading and installation of navaids across New Zealand and the world.
“The people within Airways are great. I’ve flatted with 3 of them and made a lot of friends. They are all very friendly and helpful and this is what helps make Airways such a great place to work.”