Rotary Wing Pilots

Date published

08 Oct 2021

Applications close

05 Nov 2021



The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) has an outstanding history of service and excellence in aero-medical and primary health care across Australia. One of Australia’s most iconic brands, every hour of every day the RFDS is performing lifesaving work across Western Australia.

We are currently seeking a Rotary Wing Pilot to operate our EC145 helicopters (single pilot) on a full-time basis, based at Jandakot, where you and the clinical team will be tasked with the retrieval of patients. You will be agile in your approach, with the ability to work weekdays, nights, weekends and public holidays. This exciting expansion of our service will give the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) greater flexibility and capability to respond quickly to each patients inter-hospital transfer needs.

About the role

Operational duties associated with the preparation for and conduct of a flight, including normal refuelling, completion of statutory and RFDS documentation associated with a flight, assisting in the loading and unloading of patients and handling of luggage and/or cargo
Flight planning and administration including preparation and maintenance of standard flight plans and data input, and preparation and maintenance of a landing site register where necessary
Ensuring replenishment of aircraft medical oxygen
Participation in activities relating to occupational health and safety and Safety and Quality Management System
Performing post-flight cleaning of aircraft interior and exterior
Hangaring aircraft where required for aircraft security

About you

As a Pilot on our EC145 fleet, you will be dedicated to the job and focussed on the task at hand. With a keen eye for detail and a passion to be part of a Company that helps others, you will possess a minimum of:

Commercial Pilot Licence (H)
2000 hours Total Rotary Time
1000 hours turbine time
100 hours night flying
Multi Engine Instrument Rating
Night Vision Imaging System Rating
BK117/EC145 rating
Prior aeromedical experience
Current Australian driver’s licence

This is an exciting and rewarding role, suited to highly motivated individuals. If you believe you possess the relevant attributes and skills to excel and thrive in this role, then we would like to hear from you! And if you previously applied, please reapply to confirm your interest.

Submit your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

RFDS (Western Operations) is committed to providing aeromedical services across Western Australia. By ensuring our workforce is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we are helping protect our people and our patients; and safeguarding our 24/7 service delivery. If you are a successful candidate for a position with our team, being vaccinated against COVID-19 will be a term of your employment conditions.

RFDSWO is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.

Please note applicants require the right to work in Australia, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.