Assistant Chief Pilot (DHC-8 Fleet)
Berry Aviation •
Berry Aviation, Inc. (BAI) is a trusted leader in private aviation, with a portfolio of services that includes Government, Private Charter, Scheduled and On-Demand Freight, Maintenance, and FBO operations. BAI was formed in 1983 in Austin, Texas. Shortly thereafter, in 1987, BAI extended its aviation services by becoming a Department of Defense CARB Approved Air Carrier with worldwide operating authority and has provided specialty aviation services to various branches of the U.S. Military and other U.S. Government organizations. BAI conducts CONUS and OCONUS operations with a fleet of over 31 aircraft, with past and current OCONUS operations including, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Johnston Island, Afghanistan, Peru, and Africa.
Our customers include all branches of the U.S. Military, Fortune 500 companies, NASCAR teams, and other Part 135 and 121 Air Carriers. BAI has twice been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Award for Excellence. BAI has grown into a dynamic, customer-focused company with the knowledge, experience and manpower to operate on short notice with turnkey safe aviation services. All flight operations are conducted by comprehensively trained and experienced pilots working closely alongside our 24-hour dispatch personnel to maintain a thorough emphasis on safety and on-time arrivals.
We are experiencing continued success and growth as BAI is always expanding our operations into new markets. Services are provided with the utmost security and safety measures.
Berry Aviation, Inc. is a privately held certified small business employing approximately 250+ employees. Today the corporate headquarters that oversees the worldwide operation is located at the San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) 1807 Airport Drive San Marcos, TX 78666.
SUMMARY OF POSITION: (Concise Overview):
The Assistant Chief Pilot (ACP) DHC-8 is responsible for assisting the Chief Pilot with the performance of DHC-8 flight crews to ensure safe, cost effective, and reliable operations in accordance with established company policies, FAA Regulations and Berry Aviation Inc. expectations. The ACP (DHC-8) shall have a full understanding of the operation with an emphasis on safe operating practices, flight standards, and excellent customer service. The incumbent shall maintain qualification as PIC, Instructor Pilot, and Check Pilot in the DHC-8 aircraft and simulator.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for monitoring staffing levels and making staffing recommendations.Responsible for ensuring all aircraft are provisioned with all equipment and data necessary for operation (e.g., aircraft equipment, manuals, checklists, weight and balance data, etc.).Maintains currency, flight proficiency, and conducts revenue flight operations in the role of both PIC and SIC in the DHC-8 aircraft.Maintains currency and proficiency as a company Instructor Pilot and Check pilot for both the DHC-8 aircraft and flight simulator.Assists Chief Pilot and Program Managers with the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, counseling, and termination of DHC-8 pilots.Assists the Chief Pilot in DHC-8 pilot disciplinary matters.Functions as primary Subject Matter Expert (SME) and works with technical writing staff to provide content for DHC-8 manuals, checklists, or other documents.Exercises oversight and mentorship to ensure DHC-8 pilot’s compliance with flight standards policies and procedures and safe operating practices.Assists dispatch personnel in crew selection and pairing, flight operational decision-making, and provides solutions for technical issues that arise in the course of flight operations.Evaluates and documents non-routine operational occurrences (IHD Reports, other reports).Monitors SIC performance and provides pilot upgrade recommendations.Assists the Training Dept. with outsourced training provider oversight and audits.Participates in the development of new programs related to the DHC-8 aircraft.Conducts research and development of policies and procedures for compliance with new FAA and industry requirements.Other duties as assigned.
(Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Licenses & Certifications)
Must hold ATP certificate and Class I FAA MedicalMust possess a thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)Must possess a working knowledge of FAA policy and guidance documentsMust have demonstrated leadership abilities, interpersonal skills and professional demeanorMust possess a valid U.S. Passport and the ability to travel unrestrictedMust be able to obtain a U.S. Govt. security clearance
Previous experience as Assistant Chief Pilot, Chief Pilot, or related air carrier management experience or military equivalentPrevious air carrier experience as aircraft and/or simulator instructor and check airman or military equivalentKnowledge and experience with CRM, risk management, aviation safety programs, and development of standard operating proceduresAbility to travel extensively and conduct oversight activities at locations worldwide including austere environmentsAbility to be available to work or be on call beyond normal office hours
PHYSICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
(Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Requirements, office or working outside – conditions)
Office environment requiring the ability to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time.Field environment requiring the ability to conduct flight operational oversight activities including outdoors and in environmentally austere locationsParticipation in significant physical lifting, pushing, and pulling activities related to aircraft loading and unloading.
CHIEF PILOTDHC-8 LEAD PILOT (WHEN DESIGNATED)PROGRAM MANAGERDIRECTOR OF TRAININGDIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
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