Aircraft Refueller Kaiwhakakī Waka Rererangi

Aircraft refuellers fill aircraft with fuel at airports.

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Aircraft refuellers may do some or all of the following:

  • follow schedules that say what time the aircraft to be refuelled will arrive
  • check and maintain the vehicles that transport fuel
  • fill aircraft with fuel from vehicles
  • regularly check fuels for contaminants such as water
  • follow strict safety procedures when filling aircraft and transporting fuel
  • communicate with pilots and airport ground crew.

Physical Requirements

Aircraft refuellers need to have a good level of fitness and strength because they work with hoses that weigh between 10 and 15 kilograms.

Aircraft refuellers also need to be in good health, without any heart conditions. They must pass an annual medical examination.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for aircraft refuellers includes:

  • a mechanical background
  • tanker or truck-driving experience
  • experience handling chemicals, fuels and dangerous goods.

Personal Qualities

Aircraft refuellers need to be:

  • quick-thinking and able to make good judgements
  • able to work well under pressure
  • accurate, methodical and patient in their work
  • able to work independently and in a team
  • safety-conscious
  • good communicators.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for aircraft refuellers includes:

  • a mechanical background
  • tanker or truck-driving experience
  • experience handling chemicals, fuels and dangerous goods.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become an aircraft refueller. However, construction and mechanical technologies is useful.

Aircraft Refuellers can earn around $55K-$65K per year per year.

Aircraft refuellers may progress to work in supervisory or managerial roles, which can involve training new aircraft refuellers and doing administrative work.

They may also move into maintenance roles.

Aircraft Refueller

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