Current Vacancies

Airport Emergency Services Personnel (Expressions of Interest)

Dunedin Airport is currently taking expressions of interest for a role as an Airport Firefighter in our Airport Emergency Service. 

We are accepting interest from anyone who is keen to be part of our emergency response team. Registering your expression of interest will mean you will be given priority notification of any upcoming recruitment drive. Please note that full training will be provided for all aspects of the role, so no experience is necessary.

About Dunedin Airport

Dunedin Airport is located in Momona, approximately 30 minutes drive from Dunedin City, and is an iconic landmark serving the city of Dunedin and the Otago & Southland regions. The airport catered for over 1 million passengers per year pre-covid and we are already up to nearly 90% of previous passenger numbers travelling through Dunedin Airport.

It is a public company owned equally by Dunedin City Holdings Ltd (DCHL) and the New Zealand Government.

The airport is a unique place to work. There are people off on holiday or a business trip, saying farewell to friends or whanau who’ve been visiting, or welcoming those coming to enjoy the wonderful opportunities available through the gateway of the south that is Dunedin airport. 

Our Airport Emergency Service is responsible for being first on the scene of any aircraft, fire, or medical event that happens at Dunedin Airport. 

The Role

As an Airport Fire Fighter, no two days are the same. This is a rostered shift work position covering 365 days of the year. While you will be trained in the use of specialist rescue and firefighting equipment and constantly maintaining your fitness for duty, you will also be an important part of our Airport Operations team. 

This will see you undertaking wildlife hazard management, aerodrome, and property maintenance tasks, escorting and supervising visitors and contractors, as well as providing a response to medical and civil defence emergencies that occur on and around the airport.

About you

We are currently taking expressions of interest for candidates from diverse backgrounds, who are interested in joining a highly trained workforce. 

You will have:

  • Be medically fit and able to pass the necessary examinations
  • Resilient, calm, and collected under pressure
  • Attention to detail and good initiative 
  • Ability to follow instructions and directions
  • Good practical skills 
  • Good computer literacy skills – MS Word, Excel, and Email
  • Outstanding customer service skills, as this is a people facing role
  • Current and clean NZ Drivers licence, a Class 2 and/or class 4 licence would be a bonus
  • Current First Aid Certificate is desirable but not essential
  • Current Firearms licence is desirable but not essential
  • A positive, can-do attitude and willingness to learn, and
  • A desire to serve the airport’s first response needs.

To be considered for the position you will be required to undertake medical examinations, a physical competency assessment, security and background checks, pre-employment drug testing and group assessments which will be facilitated on site at Dunedin Airport. 

If this sounds like something you believe you’re up for, and have your own transport, a clean driving licence and a positive demeanor, we want to hear from you. 

Please send your CV and cover letter, outlining your motivation for registering your interest, to Victoria Robertson, Head of People & Culture, via email to