Helicopter Pilot

at Southern Lakes Helicopters Ltd
Published July 13, 2023
Location Timaru, New Zealand
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  
$80,000 – $110,000 per year


Helicopter Pilot Southern Lakes Helicopters Ltd location Canterbury. $80,000 – $110,000 per year.

The essence of what we do, is focused on quality, passion, and experience. We are proud of our team at Southern Lakes Helicopters and being a family owned and operated business. We are based in Mt Cook and Te Anau and provide a variety of helicopter services such as scenic flights, commercial operations, search and rescue and assisting with scientific research, both within New Zealand and internationally for more than 40 years.

The role we are looking for a self-driven Pilot, to be a part of our team at our Mt Cook base. You would share responsibility for our base operations, whilst maintaining an operational line pilot role.

As a pilot at Mt Cook, you will be a key and valued member of our Southern Lakes Helicopters team, reporting to the Lead Pilot at Mt Cook, you will also have the full support of our Te Anau base behind you. This role will require you to live within the McKenzie District and able to work weekends.

We are committed to investing in the right person for our team and would do so by offering to upskill you in areas of technical skills, soft skills, leadership, and personal development. There will also be opportunities to work from and experience our Te Anau base with flying in Fiordland.

Minimum Experience Required CAANZ CPLH. Minimum of 1,000 hours helicopter. Class 1 medical. New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. Full driver’s license.

Desirable experience turbine Rating. AS350 rating and experience. Longline and mountainous flying experience. Dangerous Goods License. What the role entails safe and professional performance of scenic and commercial flights. Maintaining a high standard of aircraft cleanliness.

Managing and maintaining role equipment. Assisting the team and day to day operations with identifying and implementing improvements. Ensuring understanding and compliance of Company manuals, policies, and procedures. Understanding and adherence to the Civil Aviation Act and rules.

Assisting management with base and external audit processes as required. Practice and actively promote our Company’s safety policy and safety management system. Identifying and driving opportunities for business development. Working alongside our Te Anau base to collectively achieve our Company vision and goals. Communicating and co-ordination of maintenance requirements with Chief and Lead pilot.

What attributes we look for a team player with a collaborative and proactive approach with being in a small team. Ability to thrive and work independently from Mt Cook. Excellent planning, organising and communication skills over multiple platforms. Have a positive, proactive, and problem-solving attitude. Adaptable and prioritising to meet changing operational demands. Well-developed computer and IT skills.

We are offering you an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team based in a unique environment. We offer an attractive salary package, which would be offered to you acknowledging the level of experience, skills, and attributes that you bring to our team. Transportation from Twizel to Mt Cook is provided in shared Company vehicles.

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