UPDATE ON DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Air Chathams wishes to advise all flights from Auckland to Whakatāne, Whanganui and the Kāpiti Coast will be suspended from midnight on Wednesday 25th March. We are operating a flight from the Chatham Islands to Wellington and return on Friday the 27th of March 2020. We appreciate your patience. For further COVID-19 information and updates, please click here.

Ground Handler

Auckland Airport Domestic Terminal

Loading, unloading and marshalling aircraft at our Auckland Airport base.

Loading, unloading and marshalling aircraft at our Auckland Airport base.  Between flights you will also act as a Hangar Hand in our Auckland Airport Maintenance Facility.  The position will be made up of shifts between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm including some weekend work.  

Full training, parking, overalls and safety clothing will be provided for the successful applicant.

You will be physically fit, very safety conscious, hold a current Full or Restricted Drivers License and enjoy working in the team environment of Air Chathams. 

Working airside requires that you pass an Aviation Security Check . 

Flexibility is an essential as you may be required to stay later in the case of a disruption of flights.  

Air Chathams also requires casual staff to fill in over busy periods, sickness and holidays with the possibility of training in reservations as well.  We are always happy to discuss possibilities with the right candidates.

The ability to work under pressure is important as well has having a professional approach and good organisational and time management details.  Excellent attention to detail and some experience in a manual labour industry would be an advantage.


Air Chathams was founded in 1984 and operates scheduled flights between Auckland and the Chatham Islands, Whakatane, Whanganui and the Kapiti Coast, the Chatham Islands to Wellington and Christchurch and charter flights throughout New Zealand and the Pacific.

A full Position Description can be downloaded here.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Please apply with your CV and cover letter.  We will respond as soon as we have processed your application.

To apply, enquire or send us your CV!

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