K-Max Helicopter Pilot

Position Purpose: The K-MAX Pilot is responsible for serving as pilot in command (PIC) on a Kaman K-1200 K-MAX helicopter for logging/forestry, construction/utility and firefighting operations. The pilot is a self-starter and performs the appropriate duties as assigned by the Chief Pilot. The pilot will operate the aircraft in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with all appropriate FAR’s and rotorcraft flight manuals. The pilot must have a full understanding of and always act in accordance with the Swanson Group Mission, Vision and Values Corporate Statement as well as the Company Operations Manual. Position Functions:Essential Functions*These duties are designated as ADA Essential Functions and must be performed in this job.Knowledge of principles and functions of aircraft systemsUse of aeronautical charts and navigational Aids. Use of sound aeronautical decision making judgment.Able to verbally communicate in a positive and constructive mannerAbility to travel and work away from home in remote locations, and to work overseas (OCONUS).Understand maneuvers, procedures and emergency operations appropriate to the K-MAX helicopter. Able to comply with duty and flight time limitations as specified by the relevant regulatory agencies.Works with maintenance personnel to ensure that all routine and non-routine maintenance is performed in accordance with FAA regulations and any concerns are brought forward in a constructive manner. Comply with federal drug and alcohol policies. Must be able to pass U.S. government background check and have no disqualifying factors for contract assignments. Review daily downloads for exceedances and takes action when trends develop. Ensure that operations are conducted in compliance with relevant agencies. Set a positive example for all employees. Responsible for setting the overall tone and direction of a project as well as ensuring that good morale and working conditions are achieved. Other duties as necessaryNon-Essential FunctionsThese duties are secondary in nature and are not classified as ADA essential.CPR/First Aid trainingDOT medical (driving)Working Environment: (1)Inside 90%, average temperature varies (2) Outside 10%. (3)Noise or vibration: Exposed to continued vibration and noise at or above 85 decibels. (4) Hazards: See Job Hazard Analysis (5)Atmospheric conditions: Dust, Fumes, and Odors.Personal Protective Equipment Required: (1) Eye Protection (2) Hearing Protection with minimum 20db rating as per hearing conservation program specs (3) Safety Vest (4) Approved Footwear (5) Gloves (6) Nomex flight suit (7) Flight helmet.Physical Demands: See the attached Job/Task Evaluation and Physical Capabilities portion; this position requires constant use of hearing and vision, reaching with hands, frequent bending/ twisting of neck for vision purposes. Mental: Ability to handle stressful situations. Possess keen Situational Awareness.Skills: Prerequisites: (1) Must possess valid US Commercial Rotorcraft Pilots License. (2) Must have Class II Medical Certificate. (3) Must possess Valid Driver’s License (4) Good eye/hand coordination and good depth perception. (5) Ability to handle stressful situations. (6) Ability to reason/adapt to various work conditions. (7) 3000 hours of total flight time to include 500 hours long line experience. (8) Must be capable of procuring USFS/AMD Interagency Fire Card (200 hours mountain flying of which 10 hours in KMAX, 100 hours helicopter last 12 months, factory school plus 25 hours KMAX, 10 hours KMAX last 12 months). (8) Strong verbal communication skills. (9) Ability to procure CPR/First Aid card and DOT medical (driving). (10) Basic computer skills for on line training, production submitting and email communications. Must have excellent hand eye coordination. Use vision/hearing continuously. Reading and speech required to communicate comprehension of Job Hazard Analysis.Safety:(1) Use proper PPE (gloves, eye protection, hearing protection, approved footwear). (2) Knowledge and understanding of company safety policies. (3) Report any exceedance, incident or accident or near miss ASAP (4) Recognize hazards and effectively correct any unsafe behaviors or conditions. (5) Knowledge, understanding and utilization of the SafetyManagement Systems (SMS). (6) Conduct, assist or direct accident/incident investigations whenever such activity happens in immediate work areas. Reports to: Chief Pilot Department: AviationHours per shift: Pilot must be able to work 14 hours per day, 7 days per week when on flight shift. Pilot must be able to fly 8 hours per day in a 10-14 hour period. Pilot will work a 14 and 14 schedule during normal year and a 12 and 12 schedule during fire season. Pilot must be willing to cover during periods of staff illness or family emergencies or when opposite pilot is up against duty limitations.Wage: Salary and hourly flight pay

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