About the Organisation
The Authority is a Crown entity, responsible for the safety and security of New Zealand’s civil aviation system. It has two business arms – the regulatory arm (the Civil Aviation Authority), which is responsible for the safety oversight of the New Zealand civil aviation system, and the security arm (the Aviation Security Service), which provides aviation security services at airports across New Zealand.
About the role
The Helicopter and Agricultural Unit is responsible for regulatory oversight of New Zealand helicopter operators and those fixed-wing operators that conduct agricultural operations. As one of our Airworthiness Inspectors, you will have safety oversight of organisations operating in the helicopter and agricultural sectors, to assist in ensuring that they have well-embedded safety standards and are actively managing their operational risks. In addition, you will be involved in safety education and promotion, spot-checks and investigations.
This role will give you the opportunity to positively influence and improve aviation safety by working closely with operators to promote safe practices. You will be required to exercise sound judgement and responsibility within an established operating framework. You will join the Authority at a time when Safety Management Systems are being implemented into the New Zealand aviation industry.
Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will have substantial maintenance experience within the civil aviation system and hold an ICAO Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License or have recognised equivalent experience. You will be able to bring your knowledge and experience from your time working in a maintenance/overhaul/manufacturing organisation or equivalent and apply this to your work at the Authority.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills and work closely with internal and external stakeholders to provide clear and objective advice, and both make and assist with decisions about safety issues. You will be respected by others for your integrity, professionalism and aviation experience and be passionate about improving safety performance in the General Aviation sector. Your systems thinking approach combined with your ability to think critically and solve problems will be of benefit in your day to day work.
In return you will be given the opportunity to work in a great team. You will be challenged, stretched and rewarded. You will be able to make a very real contribution to aviation safety across a diverse range of operators within the General Aviation sector. You will also receive ongoing professional development to extend your knowledge and skills.
If this sounds like your next challenge and you have the relevant skills and experience then please take a look at the position description.
Please note that this position is based in Wellington.
If you wish to apply, please click on the APPLY button below ensuring you include both your CV and Covering letter.
Applications close Friday 16th February 2018.