Deputy Wilkins Aerodrome Manager

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Overview of the role

As the Deputy Wilkins Aerodrome Manager (2IC) you will be responsible for the day to day tasking and supervision of Aerodrome staff, in direct consultation with the Wilkins Aerodrome Manager. This is a hands on role which will require you to operate a wide range of heavy and light machinery in the maintenance and operation of the Aerodrome, along with servicing the needs of ground support requirements for a wide range of aircraft.

The Deputy Wilkins Aerodrome Manager is offered as a summer job only.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the application kit below.

Employment conditions

Salary and allowances

The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $84,222 per annum ($3,229 per fortnight before tax).

Additional allowances totalling $58,026 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.


A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.

Recreation leave

You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.


To discuss your application, please ring 1800 030 755 for general information or contact Jeff Hadley on (03) 6232 3518 for position specific matters.

Application kit

The following documents contain important information you need to know about employment and related issues – please read them carefully.

Please note that if you do not demonstrate that you meet the required skills, knowledge and attributes for the role your application will not be considered further.

This position is not currently open for recruitment. If you would like to be notified when applications open please register your details.