Aerodrome Manager

Full Time
Listed on 28 February 2023

We’re fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful yet challenging places in Australia! Amazing fishing, Chilli Beach and close to the stunning Iron Range National Park. If you’re looking for a change of location rent free, then this could be for you!

Lockhart River Aerodrome boasts a 1500m sealed and secure, all-weather runway which can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  During the wet season when road access can be cut for months, the airport plays a key role in getting vital supplies and services into the community.

Airport Manager is responsible for managing sustainable daily operations and ensuring the continuity of Lockhart River Aerodrome operations 24/7. This role is committed to delivering an exceptional operational execution across airport and maintenance operations.

The airport provides ground services for Skytrans passenger services, government and private charters, tourist groups and private aircraft, as well as JETA1, AVGAS, and Diesel refuelling services.

The Lockhart River Airport owns and operates the Iron Range Cabins (with its own manager), it’s located five kilometres from the Lockhart River community and is operated by the Lockhart River Aerodrome Company Pty Ltd, an independent entity owned by the Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council.

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

  • Provides day to day management across all aspects of aerodrome and meets applicable regulations, afterhours on call.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable safety and security regulatory requirements.
  • Provide airport ground services for Skytrans: Ticketing, baggage handling, security, passenger check-in & marshalling.
  • Airport Maintenance: Runway & aerodrome serviceability, ground & building maintenance.
  • Lead continuous improvement in the areas of safety, security, and emergency management.
  • SMS document controller & Aerodrome manual, NOTAM authorised person, DAMP supervisor & contact officer, airport’s wildlife hazard management plan.
  • Water and waste treatment plant testing and maintenance.
  • Training & manage maintenance requirements.
  • Reporting to Board of Directors
  • Assist with the Iron Range Cabins support and maintenance when required.

The successful candidate will have:

Intimate knowledge of CASA’s manual of standards (MOS part 139) with the ability to interpret and apply content in a particular manner.

Experience in an aerodrome management role, remote experience preferred as no two days are the same.

Understanding of Aerodrome Emergency Plan processes and response

Experience in the practical interpretation and implementation of Civil Aviation, Aviation Security, and emergency legislation

Current Aerodrome Reporting and Works Safety Officer certificate.

Current White card

CASA Aircraft Radiotelephone Operator Certificate (AROC) of Proficiency

High level interpersonal communication skills

High-level problem-solving skills

Current First Aid Certificate

Minimum Open C license – MR license desirable

Weapons license desirable


Salary with 5 weeks annual leave

10.5% superannuation

Basic house accommodation w’ all towels & linen, aircon, TV, full kitchen, etc. Electricity included.

2 return flights CNS to LHR.

Use of a vehicle

The successful applicant must hold or be able to hold an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) and to remain holding an ASIC for the duration of their employment.

Applications must include a written introduction

  • Outlining previous experience of the Role Description fields
  • Up-to-date resume
  • References.

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