Mercy Flight Central is a company of professionals driven to execute the mission of saving lives! If your goal is to be an integral team member in a community-based air medical company, here’s your opportunity. A role of inspiring impact to an expanding community, now stretching from the Finger Lake

Helicopter Pilot (EMS)

Mercy Flight Central • 
Rome, New York, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
Mercy Flight Central is a company of professionals driven to execute the mission of saving lives! If your goal is to be an integral team member in a community-based air medical company, here’s your opportunity. A role of inspiring impact to an expanding community, now stretching from the Finger Lakes to the Adirondacks. Under the general direction of the Director of Operations and Chief Pilot, the candidate will provide safe and efficient air medical transportation to the residents of 22 counties in upstate New York. Our team of professionals is expected to adopt an attitude of integrity, compassion, and excellence which form the foundation of our mission. Our reputation is well-known in the community and our employees are viewed as some of the most skilled and knowledgeable providers in our service area.
 
About MFC
We are the only independent, non-profit organization of air medical professionals in the Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Central New York region. Now in our 29th year, Mercy Flight Central has cared for more than 15,000 critically ill and injured patients. With locations in Canandaigua, Marcellus and Rome, our team of professionals provides the highest level of aviation services combined with pre-hospital care available to those in their greatest time of need.
  
Job Description
Responsible for acting as the pilot flying Helicopter Air Ambulance Operations, VFR day/night/NVG by performing the following duties.
  • Responsible for the safe conduct of flights to which assigned
  • Has the final authority in the operation of the aircraft
  • Must ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and foreign regulations, as well as the policies and procedures specified in the company operations manual
  • Complying with schedules and other directives governing the aircraft’s operation
  • Ensuring the preflight inspection is completed before each departure
  • Ensures passengers have been briefed in accordance as per 14 CFR 135.117
  • Ensures that each flight is conducted in accordance with 14 CFR 135 or 91 as appropriate
  • Checking all applicable NOTAMs, studying weather conditions at destination, en route, alternate airports, and departure points
  • Preparing flight plans as appropriate
  • Ensuring that the aircraft is clean and prepared for flight
  • Ensuring that the aircraft is airworthy, duly registered and that all required documentation is on board the aircraft
  • Reviewing and calculating the aircraft weight and balance, fuel, and oxygen requirements, and performance charts
  • Using checklists and operating procedures noted in this manual
  • Making decisions necessary to start, delay, or cancel flights and deviate the flight from planned route or destination when operating conditions dictate
  • Notify authorities of any accident, suspected communicable disease, acts of unlawful interference, or landing at an airport other than planned or as caused by circumstances beyond the control of the PIC
  • Completing all post-flight duties, including flight logs, deferred item sheet, notification to the company of any deviation from the planned itinerary or overnight location
  • When necessary, utilizes the authority to refuse transportation of any person or object if the carriage poses any risk to the safety of the aircraft or its occupants
  • Ensuring that he/she is current and qualified to operate the aircraft to which he/she is assigned, including but is not limited to:
    • training, testing, compliance with flight time restrictions and rest requirements, maintaining a current medical certificate as required, and notifies the chief pilot if any medical (physical or mental) condition exists that may impair his/her ability to perform as a crew member, and all other applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Assists with cleaning of aircraft and work areas
  • Must not exceed 230-pound weight limit
Applicants who do not reside in New York State will be required to relocate within 6 months of employment to an area in New York State, suitably located to the assigned work location. 
 
Job Requirements:
Computer Skills
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, and internet software.
Certificates and Licenses:
  • FAA Commercial Helicopter, with instrument rating
  • FAA Class 2 Medical
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Qualifications: 
  • 2000 hours pilot total time 
  • 1200 hours as a helicopter pilot  
  • 1000 hours as a pilot in command
  • 100 hours cross country time 
  • 50 hours of night time unaided 
  • 100 hours of night time aided 
  • 500 hours turbine time with 1000 hours of turbine time is strongly recommended
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be considered
Travel:
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