Virgin Australia Pit Crew team members participate in the daily ramp operations at our airports, primarily delivering the safe and on time turnaround of our Virgin Australia aircraft.

Your typical duties will include:

  • Safely loading and unloading our aircraft
  • Being responsible for maintaining a safe working environment
  • Driving tugs safely around the tarmac
  • Transporting and loading freight
  • Pushing stairs and assisting with aircraft doors
  • Correctly handling and boarding pets
  • Operating the disabled guest lift
  • Recognising and handling dangerous goods
  • Safely operate and maintain the Ground Services Equipment

You will be flexible and reliable to work in a unique environment working a rotating roster over 24 hours, 7 days a week. A physically demanding role, you must have a proven history of manual handling experience and demonstrate excellent health and fitness. You will also be able to adapt and work in a dynamic team environment. The Pit Crew role offers excellent career progression opportunities based on performance and merit. These opportunities may include leadership development, supervisory roles and full time positions.

Virgin Australia is looking for professionals who share our enthusiasm and passion for excellence. As representatives of the Virgin Australia brand, you will have a passion for creating a memorable and quality experience for our guests and meet our minimum requirements below:

Our minimum requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident
  • Competency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated experience in manual handling or an outdoor working environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • An excellent level of health and fitness in order to lift up to 1000 bags a day on and off the aircraft, work in confined spaces on your knees and also in all elements, rain, hail or shine
  • Current unrestricted Australian State Driver’s License
  • Availability to work a 24 hour rotating shift roster over 7 days, including weekends and weekdays, public holidays and peak holiday periods such as Christmas, New Year and Easter
  • Ability to successfully obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

Our Pit Crew opportunities are permanent part-time only, with a minimum guarantee of 22 hours per week.

The recruitment process begins with your application, which must be submitted online through the Virgin Australia Careers website. Your online application should provide information about your professional and educational background to demonstrate that you meet the requirements of the role. It is also important that you take the time to read the position information carefully to make sure that your experience and skills match the role requirements.

If your application meets the minimum requirements and is short-listed, you will be invited to attend a Recruitment Day at the base you have applied. Further information about the recruitment process will be provided at the Recruitment Day.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for further information about the recruitment process.

To apply for Pit Crew opportunities please view our current opportunities. You will need to create a user profile and complete an application form, as well as upload your resume for the Recruitment Team to review.

In the case that we have no current opportunities we encourage you to check our careers page regularly and follow our company page on LinkedIn for the latest job opportunities and updates.

Please note that only applications received online via our Careers website will be considered.