Production Leading Hand

Are you a team player with experience working as a Production Leading Hand and desire to work in the aviation industry? If so, we want to hear from you!

Our busy catering unit in Perth Airport is looking for a motivated and driven Production Leading Hand to join their team on a full-time basis.


In a nutshell, your main responsibilities are:

  • Lead by example and competently performs all duties of a Senior Catering Attendant and Catering Attendant.
  • Supervise, train, and induct team members within designated work areas in all internal and external policies and procedures.
  • Thoroughly understand and implement quality control techniques and ensure customer specifications are met.
  • Ensure that that area of responsibility is properly organised and productivity and performance criteria are met.
  • Identify opportunities to improve performance and productivity in designated work areas.
  • Investigate discrepancies in stock take.
  • Skilled use of knives and machinery.
  • Ensure team members receive/adhere to breaks and rosters.
  • Demonstrate strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Implement directions given by the management.
  • Ensure that all documentation is completed as per specification and customer
  • Perform administrative and reporting duties as required.
  • Ensure adherence to Galley Loading Plan (GPL), Cart Packing Plan (CPP) and Equipment Loading Plan (ELP) as applicable to the role.
  • Adhere to Company’s policy in relation to HALAL, HACCP, QSAI / Food Safety, Workplace Health and Safety, Quarantine and Customs as applicable to the role.
  • Work in other areas of the unit for part or whole of shift basis to meet operational demands.

What do you need to be successful in securing this role?

  • Flexible availability to work a variety of shifts across a 7-day week, on a full-time basis.
  • Experience of working in a food environment.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Basic knife skills.
  • Fine motor skills.
  • Access to own transport.
  • Strong numerical skills.
  • Sound knowledge of WHS & hygiene.
  • HACCP experience.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy open plan kitchen.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

What’s in it for you?

  • Be part of a close knit & dedicated team that is committed to safety.
  • Competitive pay rates and penalties.
  • Free onsite parking, meals, and uniforms.
  • Career development and progression, coupled with national relocation opportunities.
  • 5 weeks annual leave.
  • Discounts at hundreds of retailers, discounted health insurance and wellbeing resources including online exercise classes.

We provide you with training, certification, and support to set you up for success in your new role.


Your prospective employer:

Part of the Emirates Group, we are Australia’s largest inflight catering and retail partner, food manufacturing and retail, travel retail technology, and airport lounge management. Chosen by many of the world’s top airlines, we operate 16 catering facilities across 10 cities, employ over 4,000 people, produce over 64 million meals, and service over 250 thousand flights each year.


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Does this role sound perfect for you? If so, we want to hear from you!

Click the link below and upload your resume to start on the journey of joining the dnata catering family as a Production Leading Hand.  

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