About the Job
The role of the Warehouse Storeperson (Supply) mustering is to provide governance, inventory management, procurement, storage and physical distribution of materiel, and sustained logistics system support for the Air Force and broader Defence organisation, within the ADF logistics support systems.
- Management of the supply computer database and statutory accounts
- Processing of base demands for general stores and aircraft spares through supply from Service sources or purchase from civilian suppliers
- Purchasing including electronic purchasing, raising of purchase orders, processing of claims, and maintenance of funds control ledgers
- Operating forklifts in the loading and unloading of stores
- Physical receipt, storage, issue, packaging, despatch and transportation of materiel and
- Use of Air Force computerised stores record systems involving:
- Receipt, issue, and ordering of equipment
- Inventory control
- Data validation and correction
- Equipment liaison - acting as the supply interface between the operational element and logistics support units and
- Supply administration including correspondence and voucher processing
The working environment of the Supply mustering varies from reasonably comfortable offices to large warehouses that can be uncomfortable due to draughts, heat, cold and dust. They may also be subjected to extreme noise hazards when operating within flying squadron environments. Shiftwork and extended hours are frequently involved when on deployed operations and field exercises. Duties may involve physical lifting and manual handling of materiel in situations where MHE may not be available or cannot be used for assistance.
During operations and field exercises, Supply personnel may be required to live under adverse conditions and work with limited resources. As a Supply member you will be generally employed within an office environment in, but not limited to equipment management sections, warehouses, central procurement areas, systems program offices, flying squadrons; or an expeditionary combat support squadron.
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Join the ADF with appropriate high school passes
Salary & Allowances
In the Air Force you'll get paid a good salary from day one regardless of your age, experience or qualifications; and your pay increases as you progress through training.
In addition to base pay you'll receive a variety of allowances - which are detailed below - plus superannuation at a far higher rate than you're likely to find in the civilian world.
You may be posted to any Air Force Base within Australia, with some opportunity for overseas deployment.
Applicants must be aged between 17 and 54 years of age inclusive on day of entry.
Applicants will not be allowed to enter the ADF until they achieve a minimum of 17 years of age, however they may be able to initiate the application process from 16 years and six months of age, depending upon the capacity of their local recruiting centre.
Education & Experience
The minimum education requirement is the successful completion of Year 10 with Mathematics and English as mandatory subjects.
Medical & Fitness
To be enlisted or appointed, you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen occupation. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your medical history, followed by a physical examination.
You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before appointment.
Period of Service
You will be enlisted for an Initial Minimum Period of Service (IMPS) of four years. Subsequent periods of service may be offered subject to the requirements of the ADF and your suitability for further service. You may request discharge at any time provided you do not have an outstanding Initial Minimum Period of Service obligation and provide a minimum of three months notice.
Applicants must hold a provisional/probationary or full Australian C Class (or equivalent) motor vehicle licence for 12 months. Applicants must be free of traffic infringements and/or offences that may result in future cancellation of the licence, or prevent the issue of an ADF Drivers Licence.
The application process to join the Australian Defence Force requires you to complete a series of aptitude tests which may include verbal, spatial and numerical ability and a general maths test. Some jobs may also require you to complete additional testing at a later date.
Psychology support staff will explain what is involved with each test.
The aptitude tests provide information about your suitability for the Defence Force and for particular jobs. Defence Force Recruiting can then help you identify jobs that best match your abilities.
Further information on the aptitude testing requirements can be found here.
Only Australian Citizens are permitted to serve in the ADF.
If you are a permanent resident of Australia, the ADF may consider a temporary waiver of the citizenship requirement if the position for which you are applying cannot be filled by an applicant who meets all the citizenship requirements, and then only in exceptional circumstances. You will be required to obtain Australian Citizenship as early as possible following enlistment or appointment.
The Department of Defence requires ADF entrants to attain a security clearance appropriate to their avenue of entry. Details on the security requirements for all Air Force jobs can be found here.
Duration: 10.6 weeks
Location: RAAF Base Wagga (NSW)
You'll start your Air Force career at No 1 Recruit Training Unit (1RTU). In three intensive months you'll transition smoothly from civilian to Service life, acquiring the basic knowledge, skills and physical fitness required for your role; and learning to become an effective and productive member of the Air Force.
You can read about what to expect at the No.1 Recruit Training Unit on the 1RTU website.
Supply Initial Employment Training Course - 12 Weeks
Trainees complete a 12 week course of studies on Air Force supply procedures at the RAAF School of Administration and Logistics Training, located at RAAF Base Wagga. The course provides instruction in storage, receipt, despatch and packaging of materiel, maintenance of inventory records, identification and cataloguing of equipment, the Air Force computerised stock management system, Basic Procurement Skills, the role of a Warehouse Storeperson within the Air Force, and supply documentation.
Forklift training is also provided during the 12 week course.
Airmen and airwomen have many opportunities to continue their professional development. The Logistics musterings (Supply, Movements, and Cook) have a Logistics Professional Development Program (LPDP). The LPDP provides logistics airmen, airwomen and officers with professional development opportunities via logistics or business related formal education.
The program allows logistics personnel to develop and broaden their logistics knowledge, and to also keep abreast of changes within logistics based industries.