Do you believe everything has its place and prefer order above chaos?
Then a job as a Supply Coordinator is for you where you'll coordinate, warehouse and plan a variety of stores and equipment essential to keeping the Army running smoothly.
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Someone comes in and asks for an Abrams Tank, and twelve parachutes. Obviously there is more to it than just telling them what aisle they’re in.
As a Supply Coordinator (previously called Operator Supply) you’ll be responsible for supply across the entire Army. You’ll be a supply specialist performing a range of duties from stores accounting, electronic ledger entry to warehousing duties including receiving and issuing stores.
Due to the diverse nature of the role there is a variety of employment opportunities ranging from providing support to an individual unit or a group of units either on exercise, in a battle zone, or in barracks.
As you progress you’ll gain a great deal of logistic skills including personnel, material and financial management. These skills make a Supply Coordinator a very attractive proposition for civil industry.
A Supply Coordinator is a member of the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC), which is part of one of the largest logistic organisations in Australia. It is responsible for a large range of tasks not only supporting the Army but also the Navy and Air Force.
The duties listed below are those that could be expected to be performed. Note that not all duties are performed in each position:
- Performing stores’ accounting and receipt and issue transactions;
- Performing stores’ handling including selecting, packaging, distribution, and destruction of surplus or damaged stock;
- Handle, store and distribute dangerous goods such as hazardous materials, ammunition and explosives;
- Assist in the planning of stores’ requirements for repair or maintenance of military equipment;
- Assist in the calculation of unit resource requirements and basic financial management;
- You may also learn to drive trucks and forklifts as part of your duties; and
- General soldiering duties, such as manning defensive positions, patrolling, navigation, traffic control, camouflaging of vehicles and field equipment.