Shipboard Helicopter Pilot-In-Command (Multiple Slots)

OVERVIEW:
Pilot-in-Command:  JTAC is looking for two Pilot-in-Command Positions for a rotational shipboard program.
Location: International shipboard operations onboard a large expedition style cruise ship.
Reporting Date:  Two positions reporting no later than February 6, 2020.
Work Schedule:  Normal work days are continuous for approximately a four-weeks on four-weeks off schedule, except as adjusted by the cruise ship schedule.
Supervision:  The PICs will be aboard the ship to conduct un-scheduled on-demand aircraft operations.
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Operations are based onboard a large commercial expedition style cruise ship that operates throughout the world. Responsibilities include not only normal flight duties, but also assist in washing and cleaning the aircraft, and other duties as assigned. This position requires extensive international travel, the ability to work and sometimes live in close proximity to other crew members, and a positive attitude toward non-flying as well as flying duties. Successful individuals will possess strong leadership qualities, be comfortable operating remotely, respond professionally and calmly in a fast-paced high-pressure environment, and have a courteous manner at all times when managing the expectations of VVIP clients and working with colleagues.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Act as Pilot-In-Command of Helicopter aircraft.

  • Assure that aircraft is operated in accordance to all applicable EASA Regulations.

  • Maintain currency of Passport, all personal licenses, certificates and training.

  • Determines that aircraft is current on it’s maintenance inspection status and is ready for dispatch

  • Responsible for the checking of weather, air traffic, navigation facilities, NOTAMS, TFR’s, airport or other approved landing zones, emphasizing safety, comfort and mission accomplishments.

  • Monitor weather conditions en-route that may affect the flight, i.e., destination weather, wind conditions, fuel supply, alternate airports, air traffic, etc.

  • Choose well-qualified agencies to service the aircraft, closely monitoring the fuel cost and the performance of such servicing.

  • Participate in the decision process regarding decisions to continue, cancel or implement alternate plans for flights where an element of uncertainty must be considered.

  • Inform the home base of his/her place of contact, arrival and departure times and passenger manifest changes.

  • Assist with the completion of aircraft maintenance logbook for each day’s flying activities.

  • Responsible for proper check list usage for all segments of ground and flight operations.

  • Know and adhere to all security procedures.

  • Conduct himself/herself in a businesslike manner, properly dressed, confident, courteous and showing evident good will that will be reassuring to passengers and indicate a concern for their safety, comfort and well-being.

  • Strong team building and leadership skills along with a strong work ethic are required.

  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have knowledge of aviation practices sufficient to plan and safely conduct helicopter operations including, over water and ship board operations.
Required:

  • Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability

  • A current EASA CPL (H) license with Instrument Rating

  • Total time 2500 hrs. on helicopters, including 200 hrs. twin engine

  • Absence of history of violations of EASA Aviation Administration regulations.

  • Maintain a, Second Class Medical and Valid Passport.

  • Hold a FCC Radio Operator’s permit

  • Knowledge of all applicable EASA Regulations.

  • Experience maintaining currency of all personal licenses, certificates and training.

  • Ability to determine that aircraft is current on it’s maintenance inspection status and is ready for dispatch

  • Experience requiring all equipment, documents and certificates are aboard the aircraft prior to dispatch.

  • Experience monitoring and checking of weather, air traffic, navigation facilities, NOTAMS, airport and runway requirement.

  • Ability to accept and delegate duties consistent with the capabilities of that individual.

  • Experience monitoring weather conditions en route that may affect the flight, i.e., destination weather, wind conditions, fuel supply, alternate airports, air traffic, etc.

  • Ability to choose well-qualified agencies to service the aircraft, closely monitoring the fuel cost and the performance of such servicing.

  • Ability to make decisions to continue, cancel or implement alternate plans for flights where an element of uncertainty must be considered.

  • Experience with proper check list usage for all segments of ground and flight operations.

  • Knowledge of all security procedures.

 

Preferred:

  • EC/H135 type rating

  • ATPL (H)

  • Previous experience in a VVIP helicopter environment

  • An offshore helicopter background

  • Available to begin at short notice

  • Arctic/Polar/Heli-Skiing

  • Boat/Offshore Flight Experience desirable

  • International IFR and VFR experience desirable (VFR program)

  • STCW and HUET Training

  • ENG1 Medical

  • Seamans discharge book

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited institution and 4 plus years relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

 
Language / Communication Skills:
* Must be able to communicate effectively (reading, writing and speaking) in the English language.
Required computer skills:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Able to learn and use applications specific to aviation operations (Skydemon, Rocketroute etc.)

Special remarks regarding work environment

  • Travel estimated to be 50%

  • Actively applying for, or in current possession of, a valid Passport

  • Must be accessible by cell phone/radio 24/7 except while off per rotation

  • Work hours can extend past normal office hours

  • Extensive International travel required

  • Must be able to travel for up to one month +or-.

 

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may apply in the strictest confidence by going to: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/e6a13f9488644ecdbec28d19b11f38fc
Applicants must hold minimum qualifications and strictly follow the above application process in order to be considered for the position and to receive an acknowledgement of the application.

 

CLOSING DATE: 1 FEBRUARY 2020

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