Lead Pilot- HAA

Job Description:
Lead Pilot – Santa Rosa, CA

Pilots get more with GMR Companies in 2024!

  • Competitive starting salaries from $115,172- $126,698 (DOE) Including geomodifier
  • Lead Pilot Allowance adds $5,000 annually
  • $5,000 IFR Allowance
  • $5,000 Fire Operations Stipend
  • $15,000 Sign-On Bonus after training!
  • $40,000 Retention Bonus after 36 Months in the GMR Pilot Retention Bonus Plan

The Lead Pilot – is responsible for the management of the base pilots and any other duties as assigned by the Chief Pilot and/or Director of Operations. The Lead Pilot is expected to act as a proactive and integral team player, both in flight, and during ground operations, utilizing communication and technical skills which will strengthen the company goal of being held in highest regard within the EMS industry.

• Maintains a schedule as set forth by the company. The pilot should be prepared to occasionally serve extra duty shifts when called upon, due to the absence of other pilots for vacation, sick leave, etc.
• Ensures aircraft readiness for flight dispatches, these items to include, as described in the appropriate manuals, but not limited to: * All FAR requirements * All company requirements * Aircraft cleanliness duties * All flight crew requirements
• Accurately completes, in entirety, all required paperwork duties, i.e., duty shift change form, load manifests, duty/time sheets, all within scheduled due dates.
• Continues in educational betterment, e.g., computer training, ground training and flight training.
• Ensures that any and all pertinent information about flight operations will be disseminated to his/her shift change pilot and/or disseminated through the Company Communications Board per policy.
• Conducts himself/herself in a professional manner at all times.
• Attends meetings when required, and is available for training and check-flights outside of normal duty shift rotation.
• Upholds current company policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties during scheduled shift as requested by Director of Operations or Chief Pilot.
• Maintains safety as the primary concern.

Management Functions:

In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities of a base pilot listed above, the Lead Pilot will also:
• Ensures base pilot compliance with FARs, Company SOP and Operations Manual.
• Functions as a liaison for base airport and FBO related issues.
• Audits process of flight and duty time information and AirChart entries for each pilot’s calendar items.
• Payroll approval for base pilot timecards.
• Attends monthly base meetings.
• Monthly meetings – lead pilot/flight instructor, as assigned.
• Produces monthly flight time reports.
• Manages pilot schedule for base of operation to include PTO and trade days.
• Primarily responsible for base pilot staffing, developing and maintaining pilot schedules to include current policy on work rotations, vacation requests, swaps, and sick time coverage while monitoring pilot duty time, morale and health.
• Works with the base leadership on relevant base related issues.
• Primarily responsible for the continued review process for each pilot assigned. Organizes and conducts each pilot’s review under HR guidelines, under the supervision of the Chief Pilot.
• Participates and conducts monthly continuing education and training requirements for the assigned base pilots to ensure preparation for, and consistency in the pilot check rides.
• Contributes and makes recommendations to the base pilot or mechanic hiring processes and make recommendations concerning hiring of flight department personnel.
• Participates in base pilot personnel actions as the first line supervisor.
• Assists the base leadership in ongoing operations or safety training for medical crews or pilots.
• Attends quarterly company management meetings, base/process review meetings and periodic lead pilot meetings when required.

• Ensures all line pilots comply with duties and responsibilities per their job description.
• Serves as a member of the management team, and contributes as a team member in accomplishing the mission and vision of the company.
• Represents the company at public and professional events.
• Reports to and reviewed by the Chief Pilot with input from the Director of Operations.
• Coordinates base aircraft maintenance requirements with the Director of Maintenance and Director of Operations and provides input to the Director of Maintenance concerning base mechanic performance.

• 3000 hours total time (helicopter)
• 1500 hours PIC (helicopter)
• 2000 hours Turbine
• 500 hours cumulative night experience
• 200 hours cumulative IFR experience
• EMS and FAR 135 experience preferred
• Preference is given to applicants who have previous NVG experience

• FAA Commercial Rotorcraft Certification
• Helicopter Instrument Rating
• Current Class II Medical Certificate

Requirements Other:
• Duty weight not to exceed 230 lbs, including flight suit and boots

Why Choose REACH? As a quality air medical transport service, REACH Air Medical Services is one of Global Medical Response ‘s (GMR ) family of solutions. Our GMR teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services. View the stories on how our employees provide care to the world at www.AtaMomentsNotice.com . Learn how our values are at the core of our services and vital to how we approach care and check out our comprehensive benefit options at GlobalMedicalResponse.com/Careers .

EEO Statement:
Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes supporting veterans and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with a disability. Pilots
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