Joby OverviewLocated in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the

Chief Pilot / Flight Operations Manager

Joby Aviation • 
Marina, California, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.

Overview

Joby Aviation is seeking a highly motivated Chief Pilot (Flight Operations Manager). You will join the Commercial Operations team which is a small but rapidly growing team that is responsible for executing upon Joby’s vision for an air taxi service, with Joby serving as the certificated air carrier for 14 CFR Part 135 operations. You will play a foundational role in developing and implementing manuals, procedures, and training and operations programs. You will work closely with subject matter experts across Joby to support product, pilot recruitment and training, operations, and safety.

The most important traits at Joby are a non-compromising safety mindset, a positive attitude, a hard-work ethic, the ability to self-manage, and the desire to learn new skills. Forward thinking and adaptability are essential. The Joby Aviation team is made up of extremely talented, hardworking, proactive, hands-on individuals, operating in a very fast-paced and professionally rewarding environment. We are looking to expand our team with like-minded individuals looking to make a mark in the transportation industry.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of pilots conducting 14 CFR Parts 91 and 135 operations and remain available and qualified to fly in these operations
  • Develop and implement operational programs that ensure the safe and compliant execution of mission objectives for flight operations under 14 CFR Parts 91 and 135
  • Develop policies, procedures, manuals, training, and regulatory compliance programs that support the initial certification of our 14 CFR Part 135 air carrier operation
  • Assist in development of the General Operations Manual, standard operating procedures, checklists, and other manuals and procedures
  • Work closely with the Director of Maintenance and the Director of Operations to ensure operations are conducted to the highest standards of safety, excellence, and compliance
  • Work closely with the Training and Standardization team on all flight crew training matters and ensure flight crew meet initial and ongoing training requirements as defined by Joby and applicable regulations
  • Develop and maintain flight crew records, ensuring compliance with Joby’s policies and applicable regulations
  • Maintain flight crew proficiency records and schedule required proficiency checks
  • Supervise flight crew scheduling, ensuring flight crew are scheduled in accordance with Joby’s policies and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure aircraft and flight crew are properly equipped with up-to-date manuals, flight information publications, and other relevant aeronautical information
  • Tackle hard, ambiguous questions with rigor and independence, owning projects from problem definition to final recommendation
  • Dive deep into Joby’s eVTOL concept of operations across operations, infrastructure, and other aerospace, regulatory, and technical subject areas
  • Participate in Joby’s drug and alcohol testing program
  • Collaborate with Joby’s aviation safety team to promote SMS programs and ensure compliance with approved operational safety practices
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Commercial Operations Lead
Job Requirements:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Meet experience requirements under 14 CFR Part 119.71 (c)
    ○ Airline transport pilot certificate
    ○ Have at least 3 years experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under 14 CFR Parts 135 or 121, or;
    ○ With previous experience as a Chief Pilot, have at least 3 years experience as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under 14 CFR Part 135 or 121
  • Current first or second class medical certificate
  • Experience in aviation operations in progressive positions of responsibility
  • At least 3,000 hours pilot in command flight time with 250 hours in fixed wing aircraft
  • Impeccable safety record / FAA enforcement record
  • Experience with aviation flight standardization, training, and SMS
  • Must be highly knowledgeable of FAA regulations, 14 CFR Parts 91 and 135 operations, NTSB procedures, operations specifications
  • Willing to relocate to California; the role is based in Marina, CA

Desired

  • Prior experience as a Chief Pilot in an organization conducting 14 CFR Parts 135 or 121 operations
  • FAA certified Airline Transport Pilot - airplane multiengine
  • FAA certified commercial helicopter/rotorcraft rating
  • FAA certified flight instructor
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