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Chief Pilot – Oregon

Position Type: Permanent
Company: Hillsboro Aviation
Fax Number: (503) 648-1886
Address: 3565 NE Cornell Road
Web Address: www.hillsboroaviation.com
Company Info: Full-service fixed and rotary wing company. Hillsboro Aviation operates a fleet of over 85 aircraft. They employ 250 staff depending on the season and have been in business for over 30 years. They are the main supplier of helicopter contract services in the northwestern US, they also operate the largest flight training facility and are the largest GA aircraft sales organizations in the northwestern US. They operate as a full service FBO, with maintenance, avionics repair, fuel services and aircraft sales. They are a dealer for Cessna, Bell Helicopter, and Robinson aircraft in their region.Please mention JSfirm when responding to this ad.
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Job Title: Chief Pilot
Location: Hillsboro Oregon USA
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Job Desc: Hillsboro Aviation is seeking a Chief Pilot for our contract and charter department. This is a management position for a  professional helicopter pilot with proven leadership skills.


Hillsboro Aviation, founded in 1980, is a well established and diverse company with three core business units. The contract and charter department operates 13 turbine aircraft including B205A1++, B407 and B206 series helicopters as well as  King Air C90 airplanes on the FAA Part 135 certificate.


The Chief Pilot is based out of Hillsboro, OR. This position’s responsibilities are organizing, conducting and documenting training for approximately 20 pilots to ensure safe operating procedures, proficiency and standardization. This also includes the maintenance of the corresponding training curriculums. These tasks will be supported by company instructors and check airmen.


The business portion of this position includes supporting the Director of Contact and Charter  with marketing, sales and business development efforts; one aspect of these duties is the development or maintenance of operation manuals and/or SOPs to support current or intended operations.


The Chief Pilot should maintain proficiency in all of the company’s helicopter make and models  as well as in the different operations conducted (natural resource flying, fire fighting, seismic, precision vertical reference, short haul, winter operations). Field supervision as well as relief activity will require the candidate to travel for shorter periods of time.


The candidate must be able to work independently within his/her areas of responsibilities with minimal supervision, must be organized, possess a  strong work ethic and a desire to strive for organizational and operational improvements utilizing our established Safety Management System. 


Hillsboro Aviation offers a competitive wage with a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees, including medical insurance, dental insurance and 401K plan.

Requirements: Requirements: 


  • FAA qualifications for Part 135 Chief Pilot under FAR 119.71 (d)
  • FAA issued rotorcraft-helicopter ATP or commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating and English proficiency endorsement
  • Current class II medical
  • Minimum 2000 hours PIC turbine helicopter
  • Minimum 300 hours PIC mountain (helicopter/above 8,000 MSL)
  • Minimum 300 hours PIC vertical reference (single pilot external load)
  • Previous USFS/DOI fire/natural resource experience
  • USFS/DOI cardable in B407, B206 or B205
  • Currently holds or will obtain a passport for international travel
  • Good MS Word and Excel computer skills




  • Seismic, power line or other utility background preferred
  • Short haul experience preferred
  • Recent vertical reference experience preferred
  • Current flight instructor certificate preferred
  • Previous Bell Helicopter Factory School preferred
  • Previous Chief Pilot experience preferred


Must be legal to work in the US and have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs and be capable to climb the aircraft to perform pre-flight and other pilot related duties



How to Apply: 

If you are looking to further your career with a professional company, please visit our Web site atwww.hillsboroaviation.com/jobsPLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESUMES OR APPLICATIONS THROUGH ANY OTHER WEBSITE. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST COME THROUGH OUR COMPANY WEBSITE.


About Hillsboro Aviation:

Hillsboro Aviation was founded in 1980 and is the leading provider of helicopter and airplane services in the Pacific Northwest. With  250 employees and a combined helicopter and airplane fleet of  90 aircraft, Hillsboro Aviation is providing a variety of services across the United States. Please visit our webpage for more information about Hillsboro Aviation:www.hillsboroaviation.com


Hillsboro Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F


Date Posted: 

March 12th 2014


This position will remain open until filled. 

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Benefits: Various - Dependant on position.

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