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Casual Airport Operations Officer

LocationLaunceston, TAS 7250
Work TypeCasual
Positions2 Positions
Published At:2 months ago
Job no: GC8B8
Category: Aviation, Airport Operations & Assets

Join the vibrant and friendly team at Launceston Airport on casual basis with great ongoing training and development opportunities in a supportive environment!!!

We are currently recruiting for two positions for Airport Operations Officer to join us on a casual basis. The Airport Operations Team ensures the effective operation, security and safety of the airport facilities, including airfield, terminal, car parks and forecourt within company policies and relevant regulations on a 24 hour, 365 day basis.

Whilst on shift, the role will be responsible for completing the duties of an Airfield Reporting Officer (ARO) and Works Safety Officer (WSO) on behalf of the airport.

We recognise that our diverse team members bring a wide range of skills, perspectives, and experiences to the table. We actively seek individuals who can contribute to this rich tapestry of talent across Launceston Airport.

Key responsibilities:

The role's duties and accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete daily ARO requirements during shift and perform WSO duties as required by the airport.
  • Perform scheduled inspections of the aerodrome to assess and report on serviceability, including airfield lighting and obstacle limitation surfaces (OLS), and safety issues.
  • Monitor security across the airport complex and facilities.
  • Enact, enforce and report on airport policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and manage the terminal, apron and passenger flows.
  • Manage the daily operation of the airport car parks and front of house.
  • Perform Chief fire warden duties for the airport when on shift.
  • Initial enactment of the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP).
  • Carry out Wildlife Management Plan activities, including wildlife observation counts, harassment and deterrent activities.
  • Adherence to legislation and regulation as it applies to the airport's operation.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Current state driver’s license and the ability/willingness to obtain ADA license level 3
  • Aeronautical Radio Operator’s Certificate (or ability/willingness to obtain)
  • ARO/WSO Qualifications or experience
  • State firearms license or ability/willingness to obtain
  • Customer service experience
  • Positive “can do” attitude with a love of aviation
  • Enjoys working individually and as part of a team
  • Communicates with influence - guides and educates where required
  • Good time management skills – can plan their shift and manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Computer and systems literacy including experience and use of the Microsoft Office suite products.

About the Company:

Launceston Airport’s vision is to be the “Port of Choice” and tourism gateway to Tasmania and is an industry multi-award-winning major airport. With a proud history dating back to our first grass runway in 1929, the airport has grown and evolved, but our number one priority remains to deliver a safe and secure airport and a superior customer experience to every passenger who uses the airport. Our dedicated and passionate team members love our Airport and our community.

Launceston Airport, operated by Australia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC), is a company majority-owned by institutional superannuation and pension funds. We are proud to have a vibrant and friendly workplace culture. Our corporate offices are in the heart of the aviation activity, located within the terminal building.

Culture and Values:

Our “One Airport – One Team” approach fosters a culture of excellence for our people and their development and those of our customer and partner organisations. By joining the team at Launceston Airport, you will work within a friendly, high-performance culture with a focus on our people and their development. We provide a supportive environment, with values that encourage all of our employees to Be You, Think Big, Own it and Work Together.


  • Access to airport car parking 24 hours/365 days a year for both business and personal use
  • Hybrid flexible working arrangements
  • Airport Holiday, an additional day of leave
  • Wellness Day, a further additional day of leave
  • Mental health and well-being initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Career and professional development
  • Participation in a range of social impact days and activities
  • Living in one of Australia’s only six ’30 minute cities.’ To learn more about Launceston as a career destination, and all our wonderful city has to offer, visit https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/Home

APAC is committed to weaving Diversity into our DNA. We believe that Diversity and Inclusion will help us realise our greatest potential as a company, and maximise the potential of all our team members. We strive to create a culture where our team members understand that each individual is unique and that embracing diversity makes us more flexible, productive, and creative.

APAC provides equal opportunity and advancement in employment regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, cultural background, caring responsibilities, disability or socio-economic background. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds who share our workplace values of authenticity, passion, accountability & collaboration.

  • Published on 05 Feb 2024, 5:50 AM