[Repost] Helicopter NVG Hoist Operator – Louisiana

Helicopter Hoist Operator


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Responsible for the day-to-day operational and support duties associated with rotary-wing search and rescue (SAR) operations.


  • Be well versed in a variety of hoisting situations to include but not limited to high hoists, confined area, elevated platform, off center hoists, rescue swimmer and vessel operations, both dead in water and underway
  • Ability to participate in operations during the day and night, often in adverse weather conditions
  • Be responsible in the cabin for SAR passengers and inform the pilots when cabin is ready
  • Comply with all federal, state, and country regulations
  • Inventory, inspection, minor maintenance, and tracking of rescue equipment and devices, as well as aviation life support equipment
  • Immediately inform the Pilot about anything that might affect the SAR readiness of the helicopter or equipment
  • Act as an observer as required
  • Operate the helicopter rescue hoist as required
  • Operate the FLIR system as required
  • Operate the Night Sun system as required
  • Operate the Crew Hover (CHOV) system or similar systems as required
  • Participate in dynamic flight operations using night vision goggles
  • Deploy rescue equipment as required
  • Assist with ground rescue operations as required
  • Continuously inform the Pilot flying regarding the helicopter position by using standard guiding phraseology
  • Ensure medical personnel, additional observers, survivors, and passengers are seated within CG limits and that equipment is stowed and secured
  • Assisting the flight paramedic or nurse with patient care and/or render care as defined and designated by the employee’s medical certification
  • Maintain NREMT and associated medical certifications as applicable
  • Post-flight decontamination of the helicopter after mission completion
  • Participate in the brief and debrief
  • Maintain flight currency and training minimums, and technical rescue certifications as applicable
  • Ensure the timely implementation and maintenance of Bristow Global Standards


  • Knowledge of applicable industry safety standards, safety regulations, protocols, and procedures
  • Works collaboratively within a team; ability and willingness to adapt to changing business demands
  • Understands the need to collaborate with others to meet team goals, commitments, tasks, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality, and communicates truthfully, respectfully, openly, and honestly with others
  • Ability to interface well with internal and external clients and the public. Represents the department and the company in a highly professional manner
  • Demonstrates a willingness to excel and be proficient in the position
  • Understands the financial implications and rationale for actions


  • High School diploma or equivalent required with College Degree preferred
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) or Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) operational experience within the last 3 months
  • Three (3) years’ previous experience on a dedicated rotary-wing SAR aircraft serving as a Helicopter Hoist Operator (Winch Operator)
  • Night SAR Unaided and NVG Operational experience is required
  • Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system experience is required
  • Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) or higher certification or able to obtain certification within 12 months of hire
  • Able to obtain state reciprocity licensing within 6 months of hire or initial certification
  • Possesses or willing to obtain CW/HUET or BOSET equivalent survival training
  • Industrial rescue experience preferred, current or previous certification or training to the NFPA 1006 (Level II), 1670 (Technician level) standards of Confined Space Rescue and Technical Rope Rescue
  • Additional certification or experience as a dual qualified RS/HO or triple qualification as a Paramedic or RN is preferred
  • SAR Instructor cadre experience is preferred
  • Must possess a TSA TWIC Card and U.S. Passport

Bristow Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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