Someone comes in and asks for a machine gun and twelve parachutes. Obviously there is more to it than just telling them which aisle they’re in.
As a Unit Supply Operator you’ll be responsible for supplying Army units with every thing they need. 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 small teams or 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.
A Unit Supply Operator 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, receipt and issue transactions;
• Stores handling including selecting, packaging, distribution, and destruction of surplus or damaged stock;
• Handle, store and distribute dangerous goods;
• Assist in the planning of stores requirements for ordering, returning and maintenance of military equipment;
• Assist in the calculation of unit resource requirements and basic financial management.
You may also learn to drive trucks and off-road 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.