Combat Systems Operator - Mine Warfare

Your role:

In this vital role as a Combat Systems Operator - Mine Warfare, you’ll be trained to operate cutting edge sensor technology onboard some of the most advanced ships in the world. As a sailor, you’ll be classified as a Weapons User category and part of the Action Information Organisation, requiring you to master the operation of a variety of small arms and a 12.7mm heavy machine gun.

You’ll work as part of a tight-knit team using mine hunting and minesweeping techniques to identify, prevent or destroy minefields at sea—putting you at the heart of the action.

This is a role where you can really make a difference—travelling around the world to hunt down and remove the threat of mines.  

Prior experience isn’t needed. After about 6 months of initial training, you’ll become one of just 90 highly skilled sailors who make up the core of the Mine Warfare Force.

Life in the Navy:

A career in the Navy is a challenging and highly rewarding working environment that comes with good work/life balance, competitive salary and skills for life. You can expect to feel a unique sense of accomplishment and pride from serving and protecting our country and helping to keep our vast coastlines safe.

Life in the Navy is anything but mundane. You’ll enjoy varied lifestyles, rewarding careers, opportunities to travel, and excellent social and fitness facilities, free medical and dental; all in a dynamic and fulfilling working environment.

Don’t worry, it’s not all life at sea—there’s more to the Navy than ships, submarines and helicopters.

Some days, you might be exploring exciting new countries with your fellow crewmates. Other days, you could be stationed locally not too far from home.


Be paid to train and learn the skills required to become a qualified Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare. Upon completion of your initial military and initial employment training, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary package of up to: $81,494 including service and uniform allowances, as well as a Maritime Disability Allowance (if applicable).

In addition to your salary, you will receive generous superannuation, housing subsidies and free medical and dental.

Apply Now:

For this role, you must be over 17 at time of enlistment, an Australian Citizen and have passed Year 10 English and Maths.

Click the APPLY button if you think you have what it takes to become a Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare and we’ll get in contact with you shortly.

You can also visit the link below to view the full position description and learn more about life in the Navy.

Combat Systems Operator - Mine Warfare position description