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Captain - Corporate Aviation



Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Job Description

We aim to create workplace experiences that enable our people to be inspired to invent. Inside our organization, we provide workplace solutions that enable our people to do their very best work in safety. Outside our organization we ensure we protect the people around us, communities and the environment.

The Captain operates jet aircraft in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with the Company aircraft schedule, operational directives and in accordance with International, Federal, State and Local laws and regulations; as well as our Company's Corporate Policies and our Company's Flight Operations Manual.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Act as Pilot-in-Command in G550 and G650 aircraft on assigned domestic and international trips.

  • Directly responsible for the safety, comfort and convenience of flight crew and passengers.

  • Supervise assigned flight crew when assigned as Pilot-in-Command.

  • Ensure that all flight and ground operations comply with federal and state regulations, as well as our Company's standard operating procedures.

  • Collaborate with the crew in analyzing weather conditions and makes decisions to ensure the safe operation of Company aircraft.

  • Collaborate with Maintenance and Operations staff in making decisions that affect the operation of Company aircraft.

  • Effectively utilize the principles of Crew Resource Management.

  • Make decisions necessary for the start, delay, or cancellation of assigned flights and for the deviation of a flight from its planned route or destination when conditions dictate.

  • Maintain required FAA certificates.

  • Complete all training necessary for performance of assigned duties and as dictated within the Company Flight Operations Manual.

  • May assume Second-in-Command duties when flying with another Company Captain.

  • Complete other supplemental duties within the department, as assigned by the Chief Pilot.

NOTE: This role requires working a flexible schedule that will include overnight and weekend duty to satisfy the requirements of the on-demand nature of a global corporate aviation operation.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor Degree Preferred or Associate Degree with Equivalent Experience

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Ten years professional pilot experience in turbine powered aircraft.

  • Two years experience in an on-demand flight environment.

  • FAA ATP certificate with the ability to obtain GV or GVI type rating.

  • History of successful completion of FAA and Company competency checks.

  • FAA First Class medical certificate.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated discipline / integrity.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic, international, and oceanic flight rules.

  • Minimum Flight Time requirements:

    • 2,500 hours total flight time

    • 2,000 hours total flight time in airplanes

    • 1,500 hours total flight time in multi-engine airplanes

    • 500 hours total flight time in transport category jets

    • 250 hours total instrument time

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor or Military Flight Instructor/Evaluator

  • NBAA Certified Aviation Manager


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separationpackage, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.


Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$164,800.00 - $259,400.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, long term incentive if applicable, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. A summary of benefits is listed here.

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Job Posting End Date:06/21/2024

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Requisition ID:R298496