Employment Position - Aircrew Officer

Date Open 09 Feb 2021
Date Close 22 Feb 2021
Location Tamworth > Tamworth
Employment Basis Full Time
Status Position Vacant

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is a not-for-profit organisation providing world class aeromedical, search and rescue services to those in need 24/7. The Service has more than 40 years of proud history, and now operates from three bases in NSW (Tamworth, Belmont, Lismore) in addition to a Head Office and deep level maintenance facility based in Broadmeadow NSW.

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Aircrew Officer to join our highly skilled team conducting helicopter aeromedical and search and rescue operations to the highest standard of safety and professionalism.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities include:

  • Uphold exceptional safety standards in accordance Company, contract and legislative requirements.
  • Demonstrate preparation for all flights through maintenance of currencies and competencies.
  • Conduct helicopter aeromedical and search and rescue operations, operating aircraft communications and hoist equipment.
  • Complete pre shift inspections of aircraft and equipment, cleaning and refuelling of aircraft and reporting on events including opportunities for improvement.
  • Maintain a high standard of radio communication procedures in accordance with CASA Radio Operators Certificate. 
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the Company’s aircraft to include all capabilities, limitations and systems.
  • Actively participate in a positive manner in community events when available.

To be considered for this role, it is essential that you have:

  • Certificate IV in Aviation (Air Crew Officer) with a minimum 500 Hours Helicopter Aircrew experience.
  • CAO 29.11 endorsement for winching/rappelling operations and CAO 82.6 NVIS aircrew member qualification.
  • Dangerous goods awareness training, EBS and HUET certification.
  • Demonstrate competence with communications and radio procedures together with sound knowledge of IFR procedures.
  • Class 2 Aviation Medical Certificate, Senior First Aid Certificate and Advanced Resuscitation.
  • A Current Australian Driver’s License, Australian Residency and National Working with Children Police Check.

Whilst not essential, Helicopter SAR/EMS experience will be highly regarded.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Alignment with the Company’s vision, mission, values and strategic priorities.
  • Sound computer skills with an ability to utilise technology effectively to perform your role.
  • A systematic approach to managing priorities.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain positive relationships with stakeholders.

This position is identified Category A/Category A - High Risk in accordance with NSW Health’s framework for the assessment, screening and vaccination of workers to minimise the risk of transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. As such, it is an essential requirement of this position that you comply with the Service’s policies relating to Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases, including the provision of evidence of protection. A copy of the NSW Health Policy Directive can be accessed here.

This is a 4:4 rostered position with an expectation that the successful candidate will reside within 1 hour of the base.

To express your interest in this unique position, click ‘apply’ to submit your cover letter and resume, no later than 22 February 2021. Only those applications received via seek.com and addressing the selection criteria will be considered.

For further information please contact Debbie O’Grady, HR Business Partner on 0401630353.

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