Job description is written for Captain, Bonus possible and preference granted to those with ATP, type ratings, and operational experience. Successful applicants will have a positive, motivated attitude and help to maintain a positive work experience for themselves and others.
See location of position and requirements for distance and time to domicile.
The Pilot-in-Command has command of, and the responsibility for, the flight crew, passengers, cargo, the SAFE conduct of the flight, and provides guidance and coordinates the activities of every individual connected with all phases of the aircraft
The Pilot-in-Command will adhere to proper Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) techniques and will consider input from all crewmembers prior to rendering a decision.Once rendered, the decision is to be regarded as final. No one, regardless of position, shall exert direct or indirect pressure to change the Captain’s decision involving the SAFETY or the conduct of the flight.
The Pilot-in-Command reports to the Base Chief Pilot and/or System Chief Pilot and indirectly to the Director of Operations.
Accountabilities and Duties
Retains the final authority for the safe operation of the aircraft (14 CFR Part 91.3).
Directs the activities of the Second-in-Command, and Cabin Flight Attendant (if assigned), ensuring that flight crewmembers understand fully and completely what duties they are expected to perform. Retains Operational Control for the aircraft assigned and the mission released for.
Ensures the assigned aircraft is airworthy and all proper documents are on board the aircraft. Makes decisions as necessary to the start, delay or cancellation of the flight, or deviation from a planned destination when operating conditions dictate.
Ensures the proper amount and grade of fuel is loaded on the aircraft. Obtains briefing on the purpose of the flight, weather, operating procedures and any special instructions, and plans flight assignments.
Prepares or supervises preparation of flight plan, in consort with Company Dispatch Team and Company provided software, considering such factors as altitude, terrain, weather, range, weight, cruise control data, airport facilities and navigational aids.
Ensures that weather and aircraft performance conditions can be met appropriate to the CFR under which the flight is being conducted. Ensures a flight plan or other authorized flight locating procedures is followed on each flight.
Ensures the aircraft weight and balance form/manifest is properly completed, signed, archived, and distributed Reports all known or suspected FAA violations or incidents promptly to the Chief Pilot, and files an appropriate ASAP Hazard Safety Report via Company Portals Maintains a current medical certificate as required by Crew Aviation, and notifies the Chief Pilot if a medical (physical or mental) condition may impair their ability to perform the flight.
Ensures the VOR checks and other aircraft equipment checks are performed and recorded properly.Ensures crewmembers brief all passengers with the appropriate brief for each phase of flight.Ensures emergency equipment such as life rafts, life vests, etc. as well as provisions for passenger comfort are aboard, and ensures all cargo is properly secured.
Ensures the preparation of flight logs, reporting of mechanical irregularities, and recording of maintenance, by maintenance personnel when maintenance is performed enroute. Ensures all maintenance status issues are passed to the maintenance personnel and that Maintenance Control/Dispatch Team is alerted to the current status of the aircraft. Determines the applicability of the regulations to each flight.
Ensures that a copy of the Flight Operations Manual is aboard the aircraft. Determines that the flight crew are adequately rested and in proper uniform and meets Company grooming standards and expectations.
Ensures, in conjunction with the Flight Attendant, where applicable, the aircraft is clean and prepared for flight with all aircraft stores and appropriate catering provisions on board for the safety and comfort of passengers and crew.Operates aircraft at favorable altitudes taking into account turbulence, oxygen requirements and comfort of passengers during flight.Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the Flight Operations Manual, Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, Operations Specifications, Flight Manuals, and other instructions pertinent to assigned duties.Maintains radio or telephonic contact with the flight department management, often enough during the course of a flight to ensure that operational messages are promptly conveyed between the flight crew and the base.
The Pilot-in-Command may delegate any of all of these functions to subordinates, but may not delegate the responsibility for those functions. This action may be taken to facilitate the knowledge of the SIC, or other crewmembers, but not in anyway relieve the PIC for the safe operation of the mission.
The Pilot-in-Command may be required, from time to time, to provide those duties assigned to Flight Line Service Personnel. This responsibility may be delegated and must compliment the safety of the overall operation, not interfere with it. Both Pilot and Second in Command personnel will be fully trained in Flight Line Service duties.
The Pilot-in-Command will actively participate in the Company Safety Management System (SMS).