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Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby KOALA » Sat Jul 21 2018, 00:30

Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Competitive remuneration + salary packaging
Permanent, full-time position
Darwin based

CareFlight is an Australian not-for-profit aeromedical organisation. Our mission is to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community.

We operate from locations in NSW, northern WA and the Top End of the NT. Our specially trained doctors, nurses and paramedics use helicopters, aeroplanes, medi-jets and road ambulances to bring a hospital level of care to over 5,000 patients each year. We also deploy medical professionals to remote oil, gas & mining sites, both onshore and offshore.

The role
We currently have an opportunity for a qualified AW139 captain at our Northern Operations. Based in Darwin the successful candidate’s roster pattern will align to operational requirements in accordance with the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The successful candidate will also be required to travel from time to time to support CareFlight Operations at other nominated locations and to attend training events.

Preference will be given to applicants who currently reside, or those willing to reside in Darwin and who meet the following essential and eesirable 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:
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; and
CASA certifications or evidence from CASA of recognition of the following aircraft and operational ratings and endorsements:
instrument; MEH, IAP 2D, IAP 3D (all aids including RNAV (GNSS)
Night Vision Imaging System; G1
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; and
Demonstrated competencies with computing systems such as Word, Excel, and iPad Flight Planning applications.

Desirable
Aircraft and operational ratings and endorsements:
An AW139 Type rating and experience will be very highly valued, however candidates with other significant experience (such as NVG / HEMS / SAR / FIR or FER) may apply
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; and
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 apply by using the link below. For a copy of the full position description please go to the CareFlight Job Board (https://careflight.org/careers/). Applications for this opportunity will close on 25 July 2018.

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.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby NZHelo » Sat Jul 21 2018, 08:23

Is that all :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby Pitchpull » Sat Jul 21 2018, 09:18

NZHelo wrote:Is that all :roll: :roll: :roll:


LOL! Wait while I pull my resume out my arse!
Well beyond anything in my lifetime.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby hand in pants » Sun Jul 22 2018, 03:39

They must have a person in mind and those are his qualifications.
Either that or they'll just hire an ex-military bloke with nowhere near what they want and train him up.
Hand in Pants, I'm thinking, my god, that IS huge!!!!!!!!
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Postby FatBoy1971 » Sun Jul 22 2018, 06:49

I've got most of those quals, I think I might apply. Cheers for the heads up! 8)
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby Yakking » Sun Jul 22 2018, 11:23

Not outrageous (Essential) requirements. They're just looking for someone who already fly's EMS/SAR/Police and just wants to jump ship.
Basically they're saying that they're not prepared to to train someone up for the role.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby kiwiflyer » Mon Jul 23 2018, 01:18

hand in pants wrote:They must have a person in mind and those are his qualifications.
Either that or they'll just hire an ex-military bloke with nowhere near what they want and train him up.

Considering that this job has been advertised several times over the last few months I don’t think they have anyone in mind, it’s just the requirements for the job.
And obviously not to much interest.
The requirements are not over the top by any means and the rest is desirable requirements.
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Postby Practice » Mon Jul 23 2018, 13:46

hand in pants wrote:They must have a person in mind and those are his qualifications.
Either that or they'll just hire an ex-military bloke with nowhere near what they want and train him up.


Do you have a beef with ex-military blokes? It's hard to tell.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby Blade » Mon Jul 23 2018, 22:28

Practice wrote:
hand in pants wrote:They must have a person in mind and those are his qualifications.
Either that or they'll just hire an ex-military bloke with nowhere near what they want and train him up.


Do you have a beef with ex-military blokes? It's hard to tell.


Practice, It's not the poorly trained, over opinionated, hard to work with unless you have a war story to tell ex-military blokes most of us have a beef with it's companies who fail to take a training role and prefer to 'parasite' off other companies. It has become a closed loop system sadly.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby ballslapper » Tue Jul 24 2018, 00:43

Sigh..... I will wade in briefly:) There’s no poorly trained, over opinionated ‘civvy’ background guys out there at all is there? Maybe you’re just taking the piss and I am slow on the uptake ;)

‘Training’ a guy from scratch for this type of role which I would argue is one of the most demanding out there for a single pilot operation (encompasses many different skills sets which often maybe required in the space of one flight) just isn’t practical. It’s just a fact that for this role, somebody with relevant experience is required (no matter what their background). It’s also a fact of life that ex military guys do gain most of the required skill sets in a similar type of environment (short notice, fluid tasking in often varying weather and light conditions) and generally .... not all do.....most adapt fairly easily with very little training burden. I am not saying they are better or worse, just more easily ‘trainable’ for that particular role. On the other side of the coin you probably won’t find many ex military guys are great fire fighters or long liners (I am s#!t) off the bat either .... just different skill sets.

Anyhoo, my two cents and look forward to the circular arguments. :)

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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby Yakking » Tue Jul 24 2018, 03:21

kiwiflyer wrote:
hand in pants wrote:They must have a person in mind and those are his qualifications.
Either that or they'll just hire an ex-military bloke with nowhere near what they want and train him up.

Considering that this job has been advertised several times over the last few months I don’t think they have anyone in mind, it’s just the requirements for the job.
And obviously not to much interest.
The requirements are not over the top by any means and the rest is desirable requirements.



I'm tipping that being Darwin based is the sticking point for a lot of candidates.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby Yakking » Tue Jul 24 2018, 03:24

Blade wrote:
Practice wrote:
hand in pants wrote:They must have a person in mind and those are his qualifications.
Either that or they'll just hire an ex-military bloke with nowhere near what they want and train him up.


Do you have a beef with ex-military blokes? It's hard to tell.


Practice, It's not the poorly trained, over opinionated, hard to work with unless you have a war story to tell ex-military blokes most of us have a beef with it's companies who fail to take a training role and prefer to 'parasite' off other companies. It has become a closed loop system sadly.



You can't blame a company for choosing a "Plug and Play" guy over someone that they'll have to sink $100,000 plus into training.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby NZHelo » Tue Jul 24 2018, 04:51

Yakking wrote:
Blade wrote:
Practice wrote:
Do you have a beef with ex-military blokes? It's hard to tell.


Practice, It's not the poorly trained, over opinionated, hard to work with unless you have a war story to tell ex-military blokes most of us have a beef with it's companies who fail to take a training role and prefer to 'parasite' off other companies. It has become a closed loop system sadly.



You can't blame a company for choosing a "Plug and Play" guy over someone that they'll have to sink $100,000 plus into training.


Very true, but its now the default for many of the jobs this relates to......

*I remember son when I flew pre part 61 and those were simpler times, easier times. Everyone got a chance to advance through their careers, and now, well, if you aren't ex team green then all you can do is dream* pop;
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby Fill-level » Tue Jul 24 2018, 04:58

NZHelo wrote:
Yakking wrote:
Blade wrote:
Practice, It's not the poorly trained, over opinionated, hard to work with unless you have a war story to tell ex-military blokes most of us have a beef with it's companies who fail to take a training role and prefer to 'parasite' off other companies. It has become a closed loop system sadly.



You can't blame a company for choosing a "Plug and Play" guy over someone that they'll have to sink $100,000 plus into training.


Very true, but its now the default for many of the jobs this relates to......

*I remember son when I flew pre part 61 and those were simpler times, easier times. Everyone got a chance to advance through their careers, and now, well, if you aren't ex team green then all you can do is dream* pop;


:D So True....The Team Green Thing
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby Practice » Tue Jul 24 2018, 05:14

Blade wrote: Practice, It's not the poorly trained, over opinionated, hard to work with unless you have a war story to tell ex-military blokes most of us have a beef with it's companies who fail to take a training role and prefer to 'parasite' off other companies. It has become a closed loop system sadly.


I assume you're not a business owner who needs to make a profit in a cut-throat industry who would rather pay for expertise rather than the vastly more costly option of training the un-trained and hoping for the best in regards to the lack of experience in the role? This is a high-end job that calls for a specific skill set. It's not the place to be learning on the job.

I wouldn't employ a newly discharged military pilot straight in a long-lining role over a civvy with relevant experience, nor would I employ a GA pilot without the requisite qualifications or experience into a single pilot NVG IFR EMS role. It's a commercial decision, taken after assessing risk vs reward - nothing personal.

For every "poorly trained, over opinionated, hard to work with unless you have a war story to tell ex-military bloke", I can show you a poorly trained, jealous, under-qualified civilian pilot with a chip on his shoulder. There are good and bad pilots from both backgrounds. In my experience though, I haven't seen too many ex-miitary pilots with sour grapes about their civilian counterparts. I'm not sure why.

I think sensible operators always try to minimise costs to their business and usually try to adapt a no-dickheads employment policy, irrespective of where you've come from. If you've got the required qualifications and experience and still can't get a look in, there might be another reason why.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby havick » Tue Jul 24 2018, 23:15

Companies need to make money. They will go with the path of least resistance, which for EMS points to walk up starters from other EMS companies, and then, military candidates or a combination of both.

I don’t see what the fuss is all about. Makes perfect business sense to me.

This is a decent gig and they aren’t asking for anything crazy, on the contrary the requirements are pretty much on point.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby Eric Hunt » Wed Jul 25 2018, 01:01

I have all of their requirements except for NVG and the 139 endorsement.

And I am ex-military.

I got out in 1982. The rest of the experience requirements came from the civil world. Get over your military chip.

I did not apply, to allow the younger troops to have a go. Be interesting to see who gets the gig.
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Re: Helicopter Pilot - ME IFR, NVG HEMS and SAR Captain

Postby bj225 » Wed Jul 25 2018, 11:28

Eric Hunt wrote:I have all of their requirements except for NVG and the 139 endorsement.

And I am ex-military.

I got out in 1982. The rest of the experience requirements came from the civil world. Get over your military chip.

I did not apply, to allow the younger troops to have a go. Be interesting to see who gets the gig.

I wasn't even born in 1982 :P pop;

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