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About us

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) is shaping the future of aerospace and delivering some of the nation's most important programs for the Australian Defence Force.

Joining us is a chance to make your mark, working with a diverse team that is united in pushing the boundaries of imagination and excellence.

We currently employ more than 2,500 people across 14 sites in Australia and three international locations and have a range of opportunities available as we plan for future growth.

The opportunity

Boeing Defence Australia's Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) Program is responsible for the development and support of the Australian Navy and Army Joint Helicopter School training program, featuring new EC-135 aircraft and a suite of synthetic training devices.

We are now recruiting for a key program role, Operations Duty Officer, to help us deliver this premier Australian Defence Force aerospace training capability.

This role is based at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, in the Shoalhaven region. The area is known for an abundance of beautiful landscapes, recreational activities and business services, with a family friendly and relaxed atmosphere only 2 ½ hours drive to Sydney.

The Duty Officers' primary role is managing the executed Daily Flying Program, subject to the priorities set by the 723 Squadron Operations Officer (OPSO). The Duty Officer is also the short notice change management coordinator, managing last minute changes to the program by liaising with stakeholders including OPSO, Joint Helicopter School (JHS) Training Officers, Maintenance and HMAS Albatross Airfield Co-ordination Centre.

This is your opportunity to help create the next generation of Navy and Army Aircrew.


The Duty Officer is part of a small Operations team consisting of BDA and Commonwealth personnel. The Operations team is headed by the OPSO, and is responsible for the day to day planning and management of training including:

  • The management of the executed daily flying program, including changes and cancellations, (day crisis co-ordination),
  • Support non-flight training schedule,
  • Co-ordinate supporting assets (Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel, small boats)
  • Liaise with HMAS Albatross airfield co-ordination centre, Thales Synthetic Training Equipment, Information Communication Technology manager and JHS training instructors to manage availability of devices
  • Sign in/out Night Vision Devices in compliance with ITAR regulations.
  • Hold Search and Rescue coverage
  • Ensure program data is entered correctly and provide data for reporting to the Commonwealth
  • Attend Airfield Coordination Centre briefs
  • Deliver night flying briefs to crew and students
  • Liaise with maintenance on aircraft availability and equipment required


  • Experience in flight management systems such as FlightPro™ and/or Patriot Excalibur
  • Experience in Defence or Commercial flying schools with complex programing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team and autonomously
  • Demonstrated ability to work within pre-set program timeframes
  • Flexibility to react to short notice requests from the OPSO
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens to meet defence security requirements. 

Please note this is a shift work position comprising of 2 weeks of days followed by 2 weeks of nights.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Female applicants, people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and ex-defence personnel are encouraged to apply.


  • Flexible working options
  • Study assistance
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Global opportunities

How to apply

View the full Position Description and apply now.

Find out more about Boeing Defence Australia here.