Helicopter Loadmaster

  • Company:
    New Zealand Defence Force
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    15 hours ago
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About the role

The Navy’s helicopters are crewed by Navy personnel and maintained by Air Force personnel. Navy Pilots, trained by the Air Force, fly and crew the Super Seasprite helicopters, Navy Observers, trained by the Australian Navy, manage the mission and Navy Helicopter Loadmaster’s perform varied tasks on-board. These range from winching, photography, load lifting, in flight refuelling and operating the Mag 58 machine gun.

The types of tasks your crew will be involved in are varied to say the least. You will work with the Pilot and Observer to ensure the mission is completed safely and effectively.

Some tasks are time critical in their execution, so you will be trained to quickly analyse the situation, determine a course of action and communicate it effectively to achieve the mission.