Aerodrome Reporting Officer

Part Time
Listed on 25 May 2023

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) is an accomplished airport operator which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Longreach and Mount Isa airports – connecting the Gold Coast and northern NSW, along with regional Queensland, to the rest of the country and beyond. We are an Australian-owned company with a vision to engage customers, connect communities and deliver exceptional experiences – and a commitment to delivering for the communities where we operate. QAL is formally recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work – Certified’ organisation – currently the only airport operator in Australia with this certification. QAL is dedicated to a target of net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030. With strong passenger numbers, terminal upgrades underway – there has never been a better time to join QAL.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time (a minimum of 50 hours per fortnight) Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) to join the team at Townsville Airport. This role is required to ensure safe, secure and efficient airside operations are maintained to a high standard, supporting all stakeholders and airline partners by maintaining aerodrome serviceability through the availability of airfield infrastructure and the management of impediments to aircraft operations such as wildlife and other hazards.

Wayne, who joined the Company as an Aerodrome Reporting Officer in early 2021 shares his unique experience of working with Townville Airport:

I joined QAL because of my work colleagues that I used to work with in Swissport, they were always saying how great the TAPL work culture was and they thought I would fit in well with the team. Which I have found to be very true, I felt welcomed even before I started and have never had the feeling that I wasn’t up to scratch or given the tools I needed to tackle a problem. From day 1 the training and development I have received has done nothing but build up my problem solving skills and confidence.

Given the 2 roles that I do flexible working hours are having a bit of a work around at the moment but everyone is accommodating to adjust and adapt till a happy medium can be found.”

 Key Deliverables/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the safe and secure operation of the airside environment in accordance with relevant regulations and company SOPs.
  • Adhere, promote and enforce all elements of the Townsville Airport Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Monitor and control access points to the airside.
  • Implement the requirements of the Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP).
  • Monitor and report on wildlife activity on aerodrome and conduct bird dispersal on using approved methods.
  • Record identified hazards in Aviation Hazard & Incident Register.

What we offer you?

This is an opportunity to be part of a progressive organisation with a great culture and assist in the transformation and growth of the business. Flexible working options are available for all employees. At QAL, we uphold the philosophy that the smooth integration of life and work benefits all. We call it ‘Living Well’.

QAL supports an inclusive approach and values diversity within the workplace. We aim to provide opportunities that allow individuals to reach their full potential regardless of their background, gender, age, work status, religious or cultural identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to QAL’s Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP, which includes pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing and have the ability to obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).

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