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Helicopter Pilot Aw139 - Spifr

CareFlight - Darwin, NT

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Competitive remuneration + salary packaging
Permanent, full-time position
Darwin base

CareFlight was founded in 1986 as an aeromedical charity with the mission to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community. Today, we deliver services nationally. Our critical care doctors and nurses are specially trained in emergency and trauma, pre-hospital and remote medicine and we use helicopters, jet aircraft, turbo-prop planes and road vehicles to reach and treat patients wherever they are.

We run accredited training for clinical specialists; operate extensive aviation and logistic training for our employees and other organisations; run a range of free education and training programs in regional, rural and remote areas, and partner with emergency service organisations, defence forces and businesses to deliver our expertise.

The role

We currently have an opportunity for an AW139 Captain at our Northern Operations, based in Darwin. The successful candidate will be required to travel occassionally to support CareFlight Operations at other nominated locations and to attend training events.

Preference will be given to applicants who currently reside, or willing to reside in Darwin and who meet the following essential and desirable criteria.

Essential Technical Skills

The following PIC minimums are set for operations by both day and night, and must be logged in the pilot’s personal flying log book:

An AW139 Type rating and experience;
2,500 flying hours rotary wing;
2,000 flying hours Pilot-in-Command (PIC) rotary wing;
1,500 flying hours PIC turbine engines;
500 flying hours PIC on twin engine rotary wing;
50 flying hours IFR;
50 flying hours PIC night flying on helicopters;
Instrument Rating; MEH, IAP 2D, IAP 3D (all aids including RNAV (GNSS);
Night Vision Imaging System - G1; and
Low Level H - Winch.

Essential Non-Technical Skills

Demonstrated experience working in small specialist teams.
Demonstrated understanding of and competency with CRM, Risk Management and Safety Management Systems.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to take on non-flying related secondary duties.
Demonstrated competencies with computing systems such as Word, Excel, and iPad Flight Planning applications.


Aircraft and operational ratings and endorsements:
BH412, BK117 Type Ratings

Flight Instructor Rating with:
Type Rating Instructor (TRI) endorsement for AW139 or BK117
NVIS training endorsement
Instrument Rating training endorsement

Flight Examiner Rating with:
Type Rating Examiner (TRE) endorsement for AW139 or BK117
NVIS Rating Flight Tests
Instrument Rating Flight Tests
Significant NVG experience is highly valued.
Simulator instructional experience.
Current EMS and SAR experience.
Experience in the Top End of Australia or equivalent tropical/arid/remote area operations.
Current HUET certificate.
Current DG certificate.
CRM or Non-Technical Skills and Human Factors instruction experience.
Formal CRM or Non-Technical Skills and Human Factors qualifications.
Experience as a Senior Base Pilot or similar and willingness to take on the responsibilities will be highly valued.

How to apply

If you would like to be part of our team, you can view the position description and apply using the link below. Please ensure you attach a current resume and covering letter that addresses the role’s essential criteria. Applications for this opportunity will close on Sunday, 25 April 2021.
For additional information, please contact Audrey Marceau, Human Resources Coordinator at audrey.marceau@careflight.org.

CareFlight values diversity in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

All employees must comply with CareFlight’s Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) as required by CASA and may be subject to random workplace testing.

Criminal Record and Working With Children Checks also apply.

CareFlight: 'The next life we save could be yours'

  • 180906 - Position Description - Pilot ME IFR Captain.pdf