S92 SAR Winch Operator/Rescue Crewperson – Australia

[Application deadline is 23 February 2024. /Admin]

LIMSAR Winch Operator


LIMSAR Rescue Crewperson

  • Darwin, NT
  • Full time, permanent role
  • Touring 21:21 roster

The company

PHI is a global leader in helicopter services. In the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, PHI takes on some of the most challenging assignments in aviation to deliver high quality helicopter support for energy customers and search and rescue authorities.

We are one of the safest helicopter operators anywhere in the world, as every flight we take is guided by our core values of Safe, Efficient, Quality, Service.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for LIMSAR Winch Operators AND LIMSAR Rescue Crewpersons to join our dynamic growing team.

If you are an experienced SAR Technical Crewperson, we want to hear from you. Reporting to the SAR Chief Crewperson, you will play a pivotal role in the success of the Flight Operations department and the Company as a whole.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Ensuring the aircraft is prepared for SAR operations before each flight.
  • Dispatching stores, pyrotechnics or air-droppable life rafts.
  • Ensuring that cabin occupants and equipment are secured.
  • Conducting the rescue/recovery of personnel while deployed on the aircraft winch.
  • Ensuring all SAR equipment is set-up, functioning and secure prior to and during flight.
  • Conducting cabin management and aircraft clearances.
  • Provide any first aid requirements to rescued personnel.
  • Assisting the aircraft Captain with the operational decision-making process.
  • Operating the hoist and direct aircraft movement during the winching phase.
  • Assisting the captain with aircraft clearances and positioning during remote-site landings.
  • Assist with the towing, equipping and husbandry of the aircraft.
  • Assist with the inspection and servicing and upkeep of SAR role equipment.
  • Other duties as required by the Senior Base Pilot/SAR Chief Crewperson to assist with the daily operation of the Darwin Base.

To be considered for this role, you will need:


  • Documented Experience in SAR technical crew operations (Rescue Crewperson).
  • 500 flight hours as SAR Technical Crew (Winch Operator).


  • Previous SAR S92A operating experience.
  • CASA Class 2 Aviation medical.
  • Advanced First Aid Training.
  • Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate.

By joining our team, you will work in a rewarding and professional environment, with a diverse team of people sharing ideas and experiences.

We offer an employee benefits package and access to a comprehensive wellbeing platform.

If this position sounds right for you, please register through our PHI Career Centre and follow the steps to complete an application. If you have any questions about this position, please contact: moc.tni-ihp@nimdarh.

Applications close Friday, 23 February 2024. PHI reserves the right to commence shortlisting and remove the job advertisement prior to this date.

Permanent, Full-Time

Job no: BHAM45330

Location: Various Locations

Closing Date: Friday, 23 February 2024

Source: LIMSAR Winch Operator/Rescue Crewperson – Darwin, NT – Careers at PHI-INT