West Wind Aviation is currently looking for a Chief Pilot 705 to join its Flight Operations team in Saskatoon, SK.
Under direct supervision of the Director of Flight Operations, this position is responsible for regulatory compliance and the development of processes and procedures for the 705 flight operation.
The chief pilot is responsible for the professional standards of the flight crews under his/her authority, and in particular:
developing standard operating procedures;
developing and/or implementing all required approved training programs for the air operator flight crews;
issuing directives and notices to the flight crews as required;
the operational suitability and requirements of all aerodromes and routes served by the air operator;
the actioning and distribution of accident, incident, and other occurrence reports (SMS investigation and completion);
the processing and actioning of any flight crew reports;
the supervision of flight crews;
assuming any responsibilities delegated by the Director of Flight Operations;
In his or her absence, all responsibilities for duties shall be delegated to another qualified individual, except that the knowledge requirements detailed under chief pilot qualifications may be demonstrated to the air operator rather than the Minister.
Ensure accurate and up to date records of licenses, flight times, training requirements and completed training records for flight crews are maintained.
Recruitment and selection of flight crews, and the management of staff performance.
Safety Management systems responsibilities as outlined in the SMS manual, which include: participate in investigations, risk assessments, risk mitigation and corrective actions when assigned; encourage employees to become fully engaged in the SMS; ensure all staff are fully trained and aware of their responsibilities with respect to the SMS; communicate lessons learned and procedure changes; apply and document risk assessment and risk management strategies to any change in operations, process or procedures.
All personnel are encouraged to be on the alert for hazards on the job. All personnel are responsible for the prompt and diligent reporting of all observed or suspected hazards through the use of the company Safety Management System (SMS).
Must meet the requirements of CASS 725.07(2)(b)(i) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and be approved by Transport Canada.
Valid Airline Transport Pilot Licence-Aeroplane.
Hold or obtain a type rating for at least one of the types of aeroplanes operated.
Have at least 3 years' experience as pilot-in-command of a CAR 705 aeroplane.
Able to qualify in accordance with the air operator's training program to act as a pilot-in-command on one of the types to be operated.
Able to demonstrate knowledge to the Minister with respect to the content of the Company Operations Manual, Training Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures, Approved Check Pilot Manual and the provisions of the Regulations and Standards necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position.
The chief pilot's personal record in relation to aviation shall not include:
any conviction under subsection 7.3(1) of the Aeronautics Act; or
two or more convictions, occurring during separate unrelated events, under the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
4000 hours total flight time.
2000 hours PIC Multi Engine.
1000 hours Turbine.
Northern flying experience is an asset.
Positive and self-motivated
Excellent problem-solving skills
Ability to supervise and assess staff as well as train and motivate people
Effective time management skills
A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
Ability to support, strengthen and enhance safety initiatives.
As this is a Safety Sensitive Position, selected candidate(s) must test negative for impairing substances prior to employment.
Air Canada Jumpseat Agreement for Pilots
Paid vacation starts at 3 weeks per year. Paid sick leave starts at 5 days per year.
Educational Assistance Program
Cost Shared Benefits: Health and Dental, Short and Long Term Disability, Group Life Insurance
Retirement Savings Program, Company contributions after 2 years of service, increasing after 5 years.
Employee Family Assistance Plan
Annual Fitness Subsidy
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