About the Job
The Marine Technician Submariners (MTSM): specialising in engineering systems operation and maintenance.
MTSM sailors are required to be adept at operating, monitoring and maintaining equipment both in a seagoing and shore-based environment. As operators or maintainers, MTSMs are required to operate equipment and monitor performance to identify trends which have the potential to impact on the operational capability of a submarine and to initiate corrective action if required. As part of their maintenance function, they are required to conduct periodic routine planned maintenance, attend to breakdown maintenance and assist contractors in higher level maintenance.
The MTSM sailor is responsible for the operation and maintenance of various machinery and associated systems throughout the submarine including, but not limited to:
- The main propulsion machinery
- Associated propulsion control and monitoring systems
- Electrical power generation and distribution including High Voltage (1000VAC, 1500VDC), Low Voltage (24-1000VAC, 120-1500VDC), and Extra Low Voltage (24VAC, 120VDC)
- Auxiliary systems including Air Conditioning, Ventilation and, Refrigeration
- Hull structures and fittings
- Basic fault finding and diagnostics on systems including control circuits
- In-situ repair and component change out of pumps, motors and ancillary system equipment
- Manufacture/ supply/ install components to systems as part of a Fleet Support Unit work team
Maintenance activities regularly require the use of a wide range of skills including mechanical, electrical, fluid power and electronics. As such, MTSMs will complete trade training to undertake their role as technical maintainers. On completion of this training, the sailor will perform maintenance duties relating to a specific system or skill set.
During Initial Employment Training, MTSM sailors specialise into one of the following Trade disciplines: Diesel or Electrical.