Key Duties:

  • Act as the point of contact and liaise with ground handling companies
  • Work with the Airwork Safety team re: follow-up audits, investigations and other issues within the confines of Ground Operations
  • Promote and create a “Culture of Safety”
  • Responsibility for developing and implementing the Ground Procedures Manual
  • Establish a “Grounds Procedures” training programme
  • Coaching & developing your team and managing their performances


Airwork Fixed Wing Ltd (AFW) is part of the Airwork Group of Companies which is New Zealand’s largest general aviation business operating in multiple countries. AFW are industry-leading experts in all facets of fixed wing flight operations and engineering support for our own fleet as well as other operators.

AFW are specialists in providing aircraft and flight operations services to the airfreight industry and our capabilities extend to leasing, air ambulance, airline disrupt support and maintenance control services.

An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified applicant to join our Brisbane team as our Ground Handling Manager.  This role reports to the the Manager Flight Operations (New Zealand).

To succeed in this role, you must possess the following:

  • Be a “people’s person”
  • Enjoy travelling as regular domestic, international travel is required
  • Have the ability to build rapport across the workforce
  • Working knowledge of Ground Handling and Service Level Agreements
  • Operate with a high level of integrity and commitment
  • Ability to set high standards for your own performance and teams
  • Coach and develop direct reports and actively manage their performance;
  • Have excellent time management and task organisational skills, with the ability to cope under pressure
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of relevant software packages including Microsoft Office suite

You must be:

  • Approachable both internal and external customers
  • Confident with strong communication and technical skills
  • Sound decision making under pressure
  • Effective team player
  • Demonstrate an inquisitive, professional and rigorous approach to problem solving and risk identification


  • Working within a dynamic, driven and "Can Do, Will Do" team environment
  • Progressive, rapidly growing company
  • Competitive Remuneration
  • Career development opportunities
  • Opportunity to be part of the exciting aviation industry

If you believe you tick all the boxes, then apply now by completing the form below quoting ref AWFWGHM

Applicants for this position should have valid New Zealand/ Australian working rights and a current and valid passport

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