Purpose of PositionExecutive Jet Management, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is hiring for a Lead Pilot in Command position in support of a G450 based just outside of Chicagoland in Gary, IN. If you're looking for an opportunity to grow your aviation career, this may be the perfect fit for you. This i

Lead Pilot in Command G450

Executive Jet Management • 
Gary, Indiana, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Purpose of Position
Executive Jet Management, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is hiring for a Lead Pilot in Command position in support of a G450 based just outside of Chicagoland in Gary, IN. If you're looking for an opportunity to grow your aviation career, this may be the perfect fit for you. This is a three-pilot account flying approximately 300-350 hours a year, part 91 and internal part 135 (no retail charter). This aircraft is supported by a full-time Maintenance Technician and has dedicated hangar space.
The owner of this aircraft values quality of life and most of the trip calendar is known one to two months in advance. The three-pilot crew (Lead, PIC and SIC) is utilized to maintain a healthy work-life balance. All international trips are scheduled with ample notice to ensure time for planning and crew coordination.Additionally, travel home between flight segments is frequently approved.
This position is not commutable and will require residing within driving distance of Gary IN, GYY airport.

The ideal candidate for this position is a Pilot in Command with leadership experience, a passion for safety, excellent crew resource management skills, and a focus on client satisfaction.The Lead Pilot in Command (PIC) serves as a peer-leader to a designated flight department with a focus on effective crew resource management, client service and completion of flight department administrative duties.The Lead PIC actively participates in the flying schedule and adheres to all PIC duties and expectations.Other requirements of the position include stocking and maintaining the stock for the aircraft, communicating regularly with the owner office and interacting with the dedicated maintenance manager in an effort to align maintenance to the trip/training schedule.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Leads Flight Department Success:
  • Manages important client relationships while balancing needs of client and EJM. Proactively communicates as required to address current or potential issues or opportunities.
  • Works closely with maintenance personnel, either assigned to account or company designee, to ensure compliance with all aircraft maintenance events (scheduled and unscheduled) and regular tasks are completed (e.g., database updates, audits, checklists).
  • Completes other duties as expected of aircraft owner / account (e.g., invoice reviews, auditing, vendor relations, charter approvals, crew schedules) in accordance with defined expectations.
  • Supports flight department crew members in their understanding of what needs to be done and motivates people to achieve flight department goals while representing the EJM brand.Reports concerns or issues to Regional Chief Pilot.
  • Handles flight department administration matters, including but not limited to supplies (office and aircraft), subscriptions, crew schedules, including associated communication with crewmembers.
Ensures the Safe Operation of Flight for designated Flight Department:
  • Ensures crewing and trip assignmentsare compliant with company and regulatory requirements.
  • Completes flight planning, performance and weight and balance tasks for each assignment, as required.
  • Utilizes Threats, Plans and Considerations (TPC) briefing methodology to lead required briefings and mitigate operational risks.
  • Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and coordinates with company personnel as required. Acts as the Ground Security and In-Flight Security Coordinator as defined by company policy.
  • Completes all aircraft pre-flight tasks, including the maintenance status of the aircraft, to ensure the aircraft is mission capable. Records all aircraft discrepancies in accordance with company SOPs.
  • Ensures all aircraft ground servicing items (e.g., fueling, oil, oxygen) are monitored and accomplished in accordance with SOPs.
  • Completes passenger briefings in accordance with company policy and regulation. Delivers the highest level of customer service and meet any special needs of passengers (e.g., physically challenged).
  • Utilizes Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) to communicate with crew and support personnel clearly and in a timely manner during normal, abnormal, and emergency operations.
Delivers an Exceptional Service Experience:
  • Provides quality service to owners and passengers while identifying opportunities to enhance the EJM service experience.Regularly investigates and resolves service deviations.
  • Collaborates with fellow crew members and EJM internal partners to provide consistent service experience to owners and passengers.Resolves conflict and challenges in an acceptable manner.
Maintains Proficiency and Compliance for Designated Flight Department:
  • Maintains regulatory and company-required training and recency of experience.
  • Complies with company SMS program and reports safety or non-compliance concerns through the appropriate channels.
  • Ensures all crewmembers remain qualified to act in their assigned capacity in accordance with regulations and company policy.
  • Ensures all crewmembers comply with company polices and appropriate audits are in place.

Certifications and Licenses
FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
First Class Medical Certificate

Years of Experience
4-6 years of experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other (KSAOs)
  • Prior experience in corporate/business aviation preferred
  • FAA Type rating in applicable fleet REQUIRED
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions associated with the position
  • Minimum Time Requirements:
    • Total flight time: 3500 hours
    • Multi Engine Land (MEL): 1500 hours
    • Pilot in Command: 2000 hours
    • PIC MEL: 500 hours
    • Instrument: 300 hours
    • Jet: 500 hours
    • Gulfstream V series experience
    • International experience preferred
Benefits Package:
EJM offers a full complement of attractive benefits to our team members, including Medical, Dental and Vision insurance.
Additional benefits include:
•401(k) Savings Plan. The company provides a 61 matching contribution of your pretax contributions, up to the first 20 of your contributions per pay within the IRS guideline limits
•Company provided Short Term Disability
•Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
•Prescription Drug Benefit Plan
•Fourteen days of paid vacation - accrued on first day of employment

Executive Jet Management is an equal opportunity employer
To ensure a safe environment, we conduct pre-employment drug screening and background checks
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