Boeing 737 Captain Chief Pilot and Head of Training Checking B737 300 Classic Fireliner
Global Leaders in Aerial Firefighting Coulson Aircrane Ltd. is a privately owned family company based in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. The company has over 110,000 safe flight hours and has been in the aviation business for over 29 years; operating a diverse fleet of both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. The company’s operations include helicopter logging, forest fire suppression, power-line construction, airliner passenger transport and many other industrial heavy lift operations. The fleet is geared for mobility and self-sufficiency and is supported by mobile fuel tankers and aircraft maintenance service vehicles staffed with qualified engineers. These helicopter aviation services are provided to clients on a “turn key” basis. Coulson Aviation (USA) Inc. was founded in 1990 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Coulson Aircrane Ltd. From 1990 to 1993 Coulson Aviation (USA) provided the personnel for extensive heli-logging operations in Alaska. In the succeeding years, Coulson Aviation (USA) purchased its first C-130 Hercules that currently holds contracts within the United States and Australia. A second C-130 Hercules was acquired for the program in 2015 to accommodate the growing need for large air tankers. Coulson Aircrane Ltd. (Port Alberni, BC) operate a Business and Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D for the Manufacture of parts and assemblies, including post-delivery support.
Coulson Aviation (Australia) PTY Ltd was created in 2010 to support Coulson Aircrane’s long term operations and commitment to its Australian Customers. It was setup as a wholly owned subsidiary of Coulson Aircrane Ltd. to provide aircraft personnel for Coulson’s rotary and fixed wing aircraft operating under contract in Australia for Firefighting and Offshore Oil applications
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
We are looking for a Chief Pilot and Head of Training and Checking to join our team in Australia. The Chief Pilot will supervise the conduct of flight operations in the Boeing 737 Fireliner and Citation 560. The Chief Pilot and Head of Training and Checking is also responsible for the overall operation of Rural Fire Service aircraft and is the final authority for all safety of flight aspects of the operation. It is highly desirable the successful candidate will live in the Sydney region and within 45 minutes of the operating base and place of-work – RAAF Base Richmond, NSW. Should the successful candidate not live in the local region it will be expected they relocate within the probationary period of 6 months.
The Chief Pilot and Head of Training and Checking duties and responsibilities include:
• Aerial fire fighting Fire suppression, reconnaissance and disaster relief activities
• Transportation of crew and equipment
• Training and checking – Provide oversight of all training and checking for flight crew in the
Australian organisation. Responsible for overall pilot and crew operational standards.
• Holding the authority of the Accountable Office Holder under the Civil Aviation Regulations and Civil Aviation Safety Regulations for the Coulson Aviation Australia operations under the company AOCs Provide ongoing oversight, supervision and direction in relation to assuring
regulatory compliance for the operation
• Previous senior fight operations management experience preferred.
• A Valid CASA ATPL with B737-300 to 800 type rating.
• Class 1 medical.
• A minimum of 700 hours as PIC on the B737-300 to 800.
• Previous Check Pilot experience preferred.
• Low level experience or previous firebombing experience preferred.
• Rotary wing experience preferred.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume with a cover letter outlining your experience and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote “2020-102 – Chief Pilot and Head of Training Checking” in the Subject line.
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In addition to a competitive salary, Coulson Group values and strongly encourages its employees to maintain a positive Work-Life Balance, creating an environment that champions creativity and autonomy. We are proud of our team and encourage a respectful workplace where everyone is treated with dignity and all ideas are welcome. Moreover, we support growth within the company and provide opportunities for advancement
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