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Port Manager Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport

Cairns, Australia

Reference: 5989883

About Daifuku

For over 100 years, Daifuku has pioneered the development of material handling systems that revolutionise operations across a range of industries worldwide. Rated the #1 Material Handling Provider, we continue to create technology that pushes the boundaries of our collective imaginations, igniting the youthful curiosity within us all that keeps Daifuku ‘Automation that Inspires'

Join our team of 9,000 talented individuals across the globe.

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced individual to join our team at Cairns Airport in the role of Port Manager. This a varied role in which you will be responsible for Client Contract Management, technical support and operational guidance to the Operations & Maintenance team, namely in Baggage Handling Conveyance Systems, Passenger Boarding Bridges and Terminal Building Services. Your other tasks will be to manage and mentor a small team of professional technicians, and liaise in a proactive manner with Cairns Airport Management and other key stakeholders, both internal and external.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Day-to-day operational management, risk mitigation to customers and maintain operational activities
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders i.e. Cairns Airport Management, Airlines and Handling Agents to ensure a smooth operating environment
  • Program and monitor scheduled maintenance and breakdown maintenance.
  • Monitor and report on automated systems functions.
  • Ensure that all aspects of administration i.e. records, rostering, KRONOS, scheduling is accurate and completed
  • Ensure that 24/7 Rosters are managed effectively and any changes are communicated through a consultation process
  • Troubleshoot when issues arise and provide solutions, whilst engaging your broader team to support.
  • Manage a small team of technical and non-technical professionals.
  • Any other duties as directed by, but not limited to the National O&M Performance Manager.

About you

With an operational maintenance background, ideally across aviation or logistics, and able to operate 24/7 is essential from time to time. You will have excellent communication skills, proven customer contract management, strong financial acumen and hold firm with company values. With the ability to manage and mentor small technical and non-technical teams you will have:

  • Knowledge of automated systems and solutions in the above mentioned is highly desirable.
  • Proven skills in managing and developing long-term working partnerships to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Proven experience in managing an industrial landscape, behavioural management and building a strong positive culture.
  • Understanding of technical speciation's and functional drawings
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business/Leadership Management is highly desirable.
  • Certifications in OHS is advantageous.

Other Information

  • On-site parking is provided
  • Medical required and must be clear and fit to work.
  • Clear driver's license
  • Can obtain an ASIC

Please note that applications will be reviewed during this period and that the role is subject to be closed early.


Applications Close: 10 Jul 2022