Helicopter Pilot – Santa Cruz, CA




Pilot-Rotary Wing

Job Description:

Pilot-Rotary Wing


Aviation Search Group


Santa Cruz, California USA

Company Info:



EC135 (IFR)Qualifications2000 hours total time (helicopter)1000 hours PIC (helicopter)1000 hours turbine200 hours of cumulative night experience100 hours instrumentEMS and FAR 135 experience preferredCommercial/Instrument helicopter ratingPreference is given to applicants who have an ATP ratingPreference is given to applicants who have previous NVG experiencePreference is given to applicants who have at least 100 hours instrument timeCurrent Class II Medical CertificateRequirementsExcellent customer service skills.Ability to communicate professionally, effectively and persuasively.Ability to maintain composure under pressure, work efficiently and accurately with frequent interruptions, and set/re-set multiple priorities.Presents a professional image as a REACH flight team member.Maintains a positive team attitude with flight crew members, maintenance technician and communications specialist by working cohesively.Works independently and tolerates high stress levels while maintaining a good rapport with co-workers.Maintains ongoing knowledge of relevant aviation SOP’s.Value Based Competencies:Customer Focused:Anticipates and strives to understand the needs of each customer.Tailors each interaction to the specific needs of the person and/or situation.Responds quickly and effectively to problems that arise while providing service.Communication:Demonstrates open, honest and respectful communication.Provides timely, constructive feedback that contributes to others’ development (each member must demonstrate a commitment to help each other succeed).AccountabilityTakes responsibility for individual and team actions, decisions and results.Measures progress against agreed upon plans and stated goals.Continuous Improvement:Thinks broadly when seeking new ways to improve performance, processes and services.Seeks out and utilizes best practices. Physical Requirements:Requires activities requiring a moderate amount of standing, sitting and walking.Able to conduct activities requiring a moderate to rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting.Capable of lifting 75 lbs floor to bench height.Ability to hear routine aircraft noises.Maintains a “duty” weight (body weight + uniform/equipment – helmet not included) of less than 230lbs for Rotor Wing (Helicopter) operations.Maintains a “duty” weight (body weight + uniform/equipment – helmet not included) of less than 250lbs for Fixed Wing operations.Requires close and distant visual capability (Class 2 Aviation Medical)Periodic hands to key ability (typing). Environmental Conditions:The RW Pilot duties are performed in either indoor or outdoor environments. The RW Pilot may be exposed to routine office noises, moderate electrical or mechanical hazards and frequent exposure to an aircraft hangar environment where the RW Pilot may be exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles and mechanical/electrical and chemical hazards. The RW Pilot must be present at work site to complete the job. Protective Equipment:Nomex full body flight suit, leather or Nomex boots, and an aviation helmet during all helicopter flight operationsPPE – latex gloves, goggles and HEPA maskHearing protection (plugs, band or head set)Work Place Conditions:The RW Pilot is physically based at an airport “crew quarters” for 12 hour shifts and must be prepared at a moments notice (within 5 minutes) to begin air ambulance missions that last from 6 to 8 hours. The crew quarters are equipped with kitchen, shower, rest and sleeping facilities. Work Schedule:The pilot schedule is a 12 hour shift, 7 days on and 7 days off, typically beginning at 0800 or 2000. Sometimes a flight shift may extend past 12 hours, but usually not longer than 15 hours. Reporting Relationship:The RW Pilot reports directly to the Lead Pilot, followed by the Chief Pilot, and ultimately to the Director of Aviation.REACH offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, as well as a 401(k) plan. We also offer a flexible paid-time-off program and voluntary supplemental life insurance packages.REACH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors.We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).