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helicopter pilot

Source: Job Bank


Fort Nelson, BC


$48.00 to $58.00 hourly (to be negotiated)

Additional Information

  • Work Term: Permanent
  • Work Language: English
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Education: Other trades certificate or diploma
  • Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years

Work site environment

  • Commercial aviation
  • Outdoors
  • Government transport
  • Bush pilot operation
  • Noisy
  • Search and rescue
  • Aerial surveys
  • Forest firefighting

Work setting

  • Staff accommodation available
  • Remote location
  • Willing to relocate


  • Fly fixed wing aircrafts or helicopters
  • Monitor operation of engine and aircraft systems during flight
  • Perform post-flight inspections, record equipment malfunctions and corrective actions taken during flight and report required repairs to ground maintenance personnel
  • Conduct pre-flight inspection of aircraft and check passenger and cargo distribution to ensure that weight and balance specifications are met
  • Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions and other information
  • Maintain communications with flight dispatchers and weather forecasters and respond to and report in-flight emergencies and malfunctions

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses 

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Commercial Pilot Licence - rotors
  • Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Licence
  • Visual Flight Rating

Security and safety

  • Medical exam

Transportation/travel information

  • Own vehicle
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Own transportation
  • Public transportation is not available
  • Willing to travel for extended periods

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Manual dexterity
  • Large workload
  • Hand-eye co-ordination

Personal suitability

  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Organized
  • Team player
  • Accurate
  • Client focus
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Reliability
  • Values and ethics

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?

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