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Flight Steward, Auckland, New Zealand Defence Force

Published 2023-01-23
Expires 2023-02-23
ID #1358836273
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Flight Steward, Auckland, New Zealand Defence Force
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Published January 23, 2023

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Flight steward


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As an Air Force Flight Steward, you’ll be an integral part of the crew on the Air Force’s primary strategic air transport asset, the Boeing 757, flying both internationally and domestically.


Service Air Force
Specialisation Aviation
Location Whenuapai and Woodbourne
Starting Salary $67,210


About the role


Being ready and able to take action in the event of an inflight or ground emergency is the primary aspect of your role. You’ll receive all the training required to enable you to control emergency situations, operate emergency equipment, administer first aid and direct passenger evacuation. 

BEFORE FLIGHT PREPARATION

Prior preparation is essential for the safe, effective and efficient conduct of any flight. As a Flight Steward you will conduct pre-flight inspections of emergency equipment and aircraft systems, complete aircraft documentation, plan and request crew and passenger catering requirements, liaise with both external and internal agencies, load rations and equipment prior to passenger arrival and assist with passenger boarding.


IN FLIGHT DUTIES

There is no typical flight on the B757; you may be responsible for tasks carrying military, veteran or civilian personnel, freight, resupply flights to Antarctica, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief or VIP tasks carrying passengers such as the Prime Minister or Royal family.
Your job will involve:

Conducting safety briefings
Securing the aircraft cabin prior to take-off and landing and in turbulence
Taking action in the event of an in-flight emergency
Carrying out First Aid procedures if required
Preparing and providing inflight passenger service
Ensuring passengers comply with international agriculture and customs requirements
Representing New Zealand and the RNZAF at the highest levels when dealing with
national and international VIPs

AFTER FLIGHT DUTIES

Your duties don’t end after landing at your destination or transit airfield. You will liaise with catering agencies, prepare the aircraft cabin and equipment for the next day’s flying and you may be required to escort passengers to their accommodation
On occasion veterans fly onboard the B757 to attend commemorations of battles fought overseas. On these flights you will escort the veterans to parades and functions in such countries as France and Turkey. The crew can also be requested to represent the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at VIP functions.


Job on base


When you’re not flying there’s still plenty to do. You will carry out specialist training such as VIP and First Aid courses, maintain your annual currencies and complete secondary base duties such as barrack NCO or entertainments committee member. Unlike a civilian flight attendant, you will be deciding what the inflight service will consist of on your upcoming flights and planning a menu accordingly. You will be required to liaise with catering agencies around the world in order to best cater for your flight. You will also be required to prepare the aircraft for VIP flights, ensuring every need has been catered for and all the required equipment is loaded. 


As a more senior Flight Steward, in addition to these general duties, you will be overseeing the preparation of the flights you are a supervisor on. If you are an instructor, you will also be conducting Categorisation Checks and preparing for Route Checks (detail further on). You will be updating training packages in preparation for future courses, co-ordinating training and instructing when required. 


Job on deployment


This role will see you working at home and abroad. You will fly within New Zealand, and to a variety of countries overseas. Commonly visited places are Australia, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and the Middle East. You could be flying an aircraft full of Army passengers and freight one week, and the Prime Minister and entourage the next!


BEFORE FLIGHT PREPARATION


Prior preparation is essential for the safe conduct of any flight. As a Flight Steward you will have an essential role in preparing our Boeing 757 aircraft for flights both in New Zealand and overseas. Your tasks will include meal planning and the ordering of food relevant to passenger requirements, aircraft documentation, pre-flight inspections, loading rations and equipment, boarding passengers and completing safety briefings.


IN FLIGHT DUTIES


You are a pivotal member of the crew, helping provide for the safe, effective and efficient completion of national and international Boeing 757 flights. Your flights will involve standard tasks carrying service personnel and their dependents, to full VIP tasks carrying passengers such as the Prime Minister, or even the Queen.

Your job will involve:

Securing the aircraft cabin prior to take-off
Taking action in the event of an in-flight emergency
Ensuring passenger welfare
Preparing and providing passenger and in-flight service
Assisting passengers to comply with international agriculture and customs requirements
Representing New Zealand and the RNZAF to the highest standards when dealing with national and international VIP’s
Securing the aircraft cabin prior to landing


AFTER FLIGHT DUTIES


Your duties don’t end after landing. You’ll be required to disembark and/or escort passengers to their accommodation, prepare the aircraft interior and make catering arrangements for the next day’s flight.

Some flights are ‘out of the ordinary’, such as veteran trips where war veterans attend anniversaries overseas. On these flights you will escort the veterans to parades and celebrations.

The crew also represent the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at VIP functions on certain flights.


EMERGENCY PROCEDURES


Your actions during an aircraft emergency could save lives. You’ll receive all the training required to enable you to take action in the event of an in-flight or ground emergency. Your new-found skills will also allow you to operate aircraft equipment and systems to control or limit emergency situations, aid passenger evacuation and administer first aid.


Career progression and training



Career Progression



Basic Training



Job Training



Ongoing Training



Specialist Training


As you become more experienced, you will be given greater responsibilities in managing personnel and equipment.

As a senior Flight Steward you’ll be required to perform military leadership duties and be responsible for personnel under your supervision. Your role will include conducting personnel performance appraisals, mentoring, personal development planning and maintaining discipline.

You will also take on a senior role onboard the aircraft where you will supervise your Flight Steward team. Your in-flight responsibilities will include ensuring planning, coordination, service and safety requirements have been completed correctly and that your team responds positively to any changes in the schedule.

Senior Flight Stewards get the opportunity to pass on their skills and knowledge to new members of the trade. If you are trained as a Flight Steward instructor, you will teach Boeing 757 initial conversion and simulator training and assist in the maintenance of high professional standards across all members of the Flight Steward trade.

Upon successful enlistment into the Air Force you’ll be posted to RNZAF Base Woodbourne (near Blenheim). Here you’ll do 12 weeks of basic military training to find out if you’ve got what it takes to be in the Air Force, and learn various subjects including:

Organisation and Administration
RNZAF Customs and Protocol
Drill and Parades
Military Field Skills and Weapon Training
First Aid, and Search and Rescue Techniques
Physical Fitness


CORPORAL PROMOTIONAL COURSE


Following 12 weeks basic military training at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, you’ll be required to pass a four-week Corporal Qualifying Course. The Corporal promotion course is designed to assist RNZAF personnel in a smooth transition to the responsibilities associated with the rank of Corporal. This course is conducted at Command and Recruit Training Squadron at RNZAF Base Woodbourne.

Corporal Qualifying Course is part of the continuum of RNZAF training. It builds on the experiences and training from the previous ranks, and prepares, not only for the new rank, but also for future promotions that may lie ahead. The key components of the course are:

Leadership (theory and practical)
Communication (written, verbal)
Service law
Drill

All elements of the course combine together to provide students with tools to perform effectively as a Corporal in the RNZAF.


NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER AIRCREW COURSE (NAC)


Having completed Corporal Qualifying Course you will follow straight on with a nine week NAC course, conducted primarily at RNZAF Base Ohakea. This course will teach you the generic requirements of becoming a member of an Aircrew team. It will cover Air Force aviation related subjects such as:

Airmanship
Navigation
Meteorology
Principles of flight
Technical administration
Aircrew conditions and duties
Human factors
Survival (sea, coast, bush and combat)
Parachuting
Mathematics
Aircraft

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