Guardian Flight is a leading provider of air medical services, caring for and transporting patients in rural area hospitals to large tertiary care facilities in metropolitan areas. We utilize the most advanced equipment, quality aircraft, and most importantly, trained and experienced staff to accomplish our mission of saving lives and caring for the communities we serve.
- The Assistant Chief Pilot (ACP) will aid the Chief Pilot in executing their duties and responsibilities. ACPs report directly to the Chief Pilot. An ACP may be assigned the following duties and responsibilities by the Chief Pilot:
- All duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Pilot in Command job description
- Maintain a high level of knowledge of the General Operations Manual, Federal Aviation Regulations, applicable accreditation requirements, and applicable company policies and procedures
- Assist in the recruitment, hiring and discharging of flight personnel
- Assist the Chief Pilot in creating and revising a monthly pilot schedule
- Schedule pilots for travel, training, and other duties as necessary
- Assist in the creation of new policies/procedures, and review existing policies/procedures to improve operations
- Administer disciplinary actions when necessary as directed by the Chief Pilot
- Assist the Chief Pilot in directing and/or administering pilot flight and ground training
- Assist the Chief Pilot to ensure line pilots are provided with a current FAR/AIM, GOM and pertinent operational information as prescribed in FAR 135.83
- Ensure that new pilots have been given a thorough orientation of facilities, fueling procedures, parking locations, crew vehicles, driving directions and any
- Other pertinent information that will aid new pilots in transitioning to new operational regions
- Or other regional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Pilot
Specific to Alaska:
- Exercise delegated operational control (AK-OPS).
- Act as the GF-AK Pilot Training activities manager in alignment with the GF Training Department and as directed by the Chief Pilot.
- Maintain currency in the Beechcraft King Air 200 and/or Lear 45.
- Maintain Flight Instructor and Check Airman status in the King Air and/or Lear 45.
- Aid the CP in the supervision ground instructors, instructor pilots, and check airmen.
- Conduct and/or coordinate check rides and flight instruction as necessary.
- Conduct and/or coordinate ground instruction as necessary (Initial, Recurrent, General Subjects, Aircraft-Specific).
- Create and/or supervise creation and revision of training modules and materials as necessary.
- Aid the CP in the design and administration of corrective training action and program modification as a result of performance deficits discovered during line observation, training, and performance evaluations.
- Regularly audit pilot records to ensure pilot compliance with all FAA recordkeeping requirements.
- Occasionally work regular pilot shifts, at various bases.
- Travel as necessary to support base operations.
- Support all Company Operations to ensure reliability and safety in all activities.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge and experience preferred.
- 3000 hours PIC helicopter time; 500 hours of night experience; 200 hours of IFR experience.
- Single Pilot IFR experience.
- Preference is given to applicants who have an ATP rating.
- Commercial rated multi-engine airplane, plus at least five (5) years experience in management which includes supervision, budgetary and safety.
- Highly knowledgeable of the Operations Manual, FARs, Operations Specifications, Flight Manuals, etc., and other instructions pertinent to flight operations.
- Ability to think strategically while attending to details.
- Skills in observations, assessment and creative problems solving.
- Ability to communicate professionally, effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing at all levels of the organization.
- Ability to maintain composure under pressure, work effectively and accurately with frequent interruptions, and set and reset multiple priorities.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
- Team building skills.
- Current Class II Medical Certificate.
- Excellent public relations, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
- Ability to communicate professionally, effectively and clearly.
- Maintains ongoing knowledge of and communicates the importance of SOP’s.
- Ability to empower, organize and motivate a team.
- Remains aware and understands the political environment both internally and externally.
- Ability to work within a strong team environment.
- Ability to travel at least 60% of the time.
- Willingness to work overtime, evenings and weekends (if required).
Value Based Competencies:
Customer / Patient Focused:
- Anticipates and strives to understand the unique needs of each patient and/or customer.
- Tailors each interaction to the specific needs of the person and/or situation.
- Responds quickly and effectively to problems that arise while providing service.
- Demonstrates open, honest and respectful communication.
- Provides timely, constructive feedback that contributes to others' development (each member must demonstrate a commitment to help each other succeed).
- Takes responsibility for individual and team actions, decisions and results.
- Measures progress against agreed upon plans and stated goals.
- Thinks broadly when seeking new ways to improve performance, processes and services.
- Seeks out and utilizes best practices; uses Lean Learning principles.
- Involves a moderate amount of standing, sitting, and walking.
- Ability to conduct activities requiring a moderate to rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling and lifting (knuckle height and ankle height).
- Capable of lifting 75 pounds floor to bench height.
- Ability to hear routine aircraft and medical equipment noises.
- Maintains a “duty” weight of less than 210 lbs (body weight + uniform/equip.).
- Must be able to wear a commercially available respirator mask with proper fit, when required.
- Requires close and distant visual capability.
- Periodic hands to key ability (typing).
- Must maintain annual FAA Class 2 Medical certificate.
Entails exposure to indoor and outdoor weather conditions, moderate exposure to routine office or mechanical hazards and frequent exposure to an aircraft hanger environment where the employee may be exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles and mechanical/electrical and chemical hazards.