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Pilot - First Officer

Location: Remote,

Job Summary:


The First Officer is responsible for the safe conduct of flights to which they are assigned. First Officers report directly to the chief pilot. When assigned as pilot in command of a flight, the first officer has the final authority in the operation of the aircraft. First Officers must ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and foreign regulations, as well as the policies and procedures specified in the company operations manual. First Officers are the company’s most visible representative to the passengers and must act with tact and decorum while ensuring an efficient and safe operation.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Safety Statement

All employees shall follow safe practices according to the injury and illness Prevention Policy (IIPP), render every possible aid to safe operations, and report all unsafe conditions or practices immediately to any management employee or Human Resources.


Supervisors and Leads are fundamentally responsible for ensuring safety in their own departments and to uphold the following safety standards:


  • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward safety
  • Ensure work is performed in a safe manner and all safety rules, regulations and instructions are in compliance
  • Report and investigate workplace injuries in a timely manner; identifies ways to eliminate risk of re-occurrence; complete audits; conduct monthly safety meetings and training's; maintain compliance with hazardous materials program; inform/train new employees on specific safety aspects and procedures with the department and location; participate in monthly management safety meetings



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  (List the primary duties and responsibilities that are a critical part of this job.  For each major responsibility, indicate the estimated percentage of time spent.) 


  1. First Officer (100%)


  • Acting as pilot in command (PIC) or second in command (SIC) of flights for which the pilot has been scheduled
  • Providing excellent customer service to passengers
  • Complying with schedules and other directives governing the aircraft’s operation
  • Ensuring that preflight inspections are performed
  • Studying weather conditions at destination, en route, alternate airports and departure points
  • Preparing flight plans
  • Ensuring that the aircraft is clean and prepared for flight with all provisions on board for the safety and comfort of the passengers
  • Reviewing and calculating the aircraft weight and balance, fuel on board and performance charts using checklists
  • Supervising the first officer (second in command) in any duties necessary for the smooth, safe and efficient operation of the aircraft
  • Coordinating the functioning of all crewmembers assigned to the flight
  • Monitoring crew performance, sharing knowledge with crewmembers and evaluating crewmember potential for advancement
  • Making decisions necessary to start, delay, or cancel flights and deviate the flight from planned route or destination when operating conditions dictate
  • Updating aircraft paper and software charts, databases, AFMs, etc
  • Acting as Safety Officer and actively participating in the company safety management system

Other: (Includes licenses, certificates, age, etc.)

  • Valid FAA ATP
  • Valid first class medical
  • Valid passport
  • 5000 hours total time minimum
  • FCC Radio License
  • Ability to be on trips up to 3 weeks
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Live no further than 2 hours from Napa, CA
Posted: April 15, 2019

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