LAME & AME Positions

The Field Air Group – Aircraft Engineers (LAME or AME)

Who Are We?

The Field Air Group is family owned long standing and diverse aviation company. Celebrating over 60 years of operation, principle activities include:

  • Air Tractor aircraft dealership for the Asia Pacific (aircraft sales, spares and maintenance)
  • General aviation maintenance
  • Aerial agricultural operations in Victoria and New South Wales
  • Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) firebombing services (wheeled and amphibious) to Government Agencies in South Eastern Australia
  • Large Air Tanker (LAT) firebombing services to Government Agencies in Australia (Field Air operate Q400AT and RJ85 types in Australia in partnership with the Conair Group of Canada)
  • Other specialist aviation services

Where are we?

The Field Air Group is based at Ballarat in Western Victoria, just over an hours drive west of Melbourne. As one of Australia’s largest regional centres, Ballarat boasts excellent educational, medical, sporting and community facilities.  The city has an ever growing food, wine and nightlife culture as well as remaining an affordable place to live.

The People We Are Looking For

We are looking for staff to join our aircraft maintenance engineering team and are seeking applications from a range of skill sets, including;

  • Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)

Regardless of the qualifications held, suitable applicants should be well presented, have a great work ethic, a high attention to detail and be able to work as part of a team.

About the Opportunity

Field Air’s maintenance division covers a wide range of activities including both piston and turbine aircraft in the agricultural, firefighting and general aviation sectors.

There is also scope at certain times of the year to be actively involved in the field support of our aircraft in both the aerial agricultural and aerial firefighting sectors.  This year our maintenance team will provide Air Tractor maintenance support around Australia as well as customer support in locations such as New Zealand, Greece, Indonesia and China.

In late 2024, Field Air will relocate to a brand new state of the art facility in the Ballarat Airport BWEZ precinct – why not be part of this exciting phase in Field Air’s history.

 Key Attributes

  • A high standard of literacy
  • Attention to detail in work standards
  • General aviation maintenance experience
  • Strong interest in aviation
  • Good computer skills
  • High standard of personal presentation
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Car licence

Desirable Attributes

  • Forklift licence
  • Heavy rigid truck licence
  • LAME licence and relevant endorsements
  • Avionics skill set (B2 licencing)
  • Greek, Indonesian or Chinese language proficiency
  • Current passport
  • Current ASIC

Hours of Work

This role is advertised as permanent full time on a Monday to Friday basis with the typical work day from 8:00am to 4:36pm – plus the opportunity for overtime. Consideration can be given to part time arrangements for the right applicant. 


This role is advertising for LAME and AME positions. Salary range is $70K – $100K.

Statutory superannuation and leave loading are offered in addition to base wage as well as opportunity for overtime.  Payroll cycle is fortnightly.

How to Apply

Applications, including a covering email or letter, should be addressed to the attention of Andrew Mackay.  Please ensure all attachments are in PDF format.

Applications close Friday 21st June 2024 @ 5:00pm.

For background on both Field Air and the exciting industry we work in, potential applicants should take the time check out the following online references:

Field Air Group

Air Tractor 

Aerial Application Association of Australia 

How to apply

Apply via the contact below.

Andrew Mackay (Director)

Closing date

Friday, 21 June 2024

Work type

Full time


Ballarat, VIC


Field Air Group of Companies