Ensures all operations involving Company aircraft are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, Company Operations Manual, and all state and municipal regulations. Reports to his/her shift rested and prepared for duty and stays current of weather and forecast changes. Ensures the aircraft remains clean and transport ready and all appropriate paperwork is submitted in a neat and timely manner.
Operates the aircraft in a safe and efficient manner, with emphasis on compliance with the Rotorcraft Flight Manual
Monitors forecast changes and current weather situations
Conducts preflight of the aircraft prior to starting shift and/or accepting any transports or flights. Preflight will be conducted utilizing the appropriate rotorcraft flight manual. Discrepancies noted during the pre-flight will be noted in the engineering log with a notification to maintenance of the discrepancy and what corrective action is being taken
Reports any major malfunctions, aircraft damage, or injured personnel to Operations Center in the most expeditious manner
Ensures that all operations involving Company aircraft are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, the Company Operations Manual, and any state or municipal regulation; thus ensuring safe, efficient transport
Performs any housekeeping duties required to make the crew quarters and hanger area neat, clean, and presentable along with nurse, paramedic
Wash, wax, and clean aircraft, as needed, along with nurse, paramedic and maintenance personnel
Submits all appropriate paperwork in a neat and timely manner
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2000 hours total flight time
1500 hours helicopter time
1000 hours helicopter pilot in command
500 hours turbine
100 hours night unaided or 50 hours unaided with 100 hours aided
Previous HEMS experience or equivalent – preferred
Education and Credentials/Licenses:
Commercial rotorcraft helicopter certificate
Helicopter instrument rating
High school diploma or equivalent
Ability to multitask and perform effectively in a fast paced environment.
Exhibits professionalism, is ethical and able to maintain confidentiality.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Critical thinking skills with the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
WORKING CONDITIONS AND MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
230 pound weight limit dressed in flight suit and boots
Regularly reach with hands and arms
Frequently required to sit for long periods of time
Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Required to work frequently near moving mechanical parts
Required to work in outside weather conditions
Frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens or airborne particles
Frequently exposed to vibrations/turbulence
Exposed to loud noise levels requiring headphones while in-flight
Ability to make quick but sound decisions.
Ability to follow clear oral and /or written procedures without deviation.
Adapts to irregular work pace.
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