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Quarantine And Cargo Officer

Cobham - Perth, WA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


The Role
We are currently seeking to employ a Quarantine and Cargo Officer to operate the cargo function for Cobham Regional Services sites. The role will be responsible for undertaking inspections of personnel, equipment and materials transported by air through the Cobham Perth Terminal to Barrow Island in accordance with procedures and systems.
The Quarantine and Cargo Officer reports to the Quarantine Manager.
This is a part time role at 24 hours per week.

Key Duties And Responsibilities

  • Ensuring all cargo, including special freight, is compliant for carriage as per regulations, specifications and procedures
  • Compiling cargo paperwork such as manifests and NOTOCs and ensuring adequate records are maintained for each flight
  • Ensuring that outbound shipments can be properly accommodated on the aircraft according to size, volume and weight and completing heavy item risk assessments where necessary
  • Assessing Dangerous Goods cargo using acceptance protocols
  • Sorting inbound freight and document collection
  • Undertaking ongoing housekeeping, surveillance and monitoring at the terminal, including remediation in cargo and quarantine areas
  • Undertaking inspections of personnel, personal effects, equipment/materials and aircraft prior to mobilising to BWI
  • Undertaking inspections/verification of cargo destined for Barrow Island
  • Ensuring pest treatments are correctly applied as per the specifications
  • Ensuring systems are audit compliant
  • Entering pre-border data and complete intervention statistic documentation
  • Stock-taking and ordering of materials used at the terminal
  • X-raying of mail
  • Other duties as required


Skills and Experience
  • Hold or be able to hold the following:
  • Aviation Security Identity Card (ASIC)
  • Forklift licence
  • Dangerous Goods acceptance certificate
  • Physical fitness with capacity to handle cargo pieces and enter aircraft hold to undertake inspection
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail
  • Availability to work flexible shift, with occasional weekend work
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team.
  • Intermediate typing or computer skills
  • Strong customer focus and communication skills
  • Previous experience working in a quarantine, logistics and/or airport environment (Desirable)

About Us

Cobham Aviation Services is the largest provider of contract aviation services in Australia. Our portfolio of services includes aerial border surveillance and search-and-rescue operations spanning the country's exclusive economic zone and search-and-rescue region under contract with the Australian Government and closed charter (fly-in, fly-out) passenger and freight services to remote sites in support of mining, oil and gas projects and outsourced freight services for Qantas.
All applicants must be eligible to live and work in Australia and be capable of obtaining security clearances, if required.