B205/206/407/AS350 Utility/Fire Pilots

at Hillsboro Aviation
Published 27th November 2020
Location Portland, United States of America
Category Pilot Jobs  
Job Type Helicopter Pilot Jobs  


The Contract & Charter Division
Hillsboro Aviation’s contract & charter division specializes in utility, executive charter, tours and excursions, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Our utility focus includes natural resources, aerial survey, firefighting, construction, film/photo/news, and heli-skiing. We have flown over 1.2 million hours and conducted missions ranging from firefighting to oil exploration and LiDAR to agriculture. Our fleet is comprised of the Bell 205A1++, Bell 407, Airbus AS350B3e, Bell 206, and Beechcraft King Air series.

The Position
As a utility helicopter pilot with Hillsboro Aviation, you will work closely with the contract and charter division and will report to the chief pilot. The ideal candidates are effective communicators; critical thinkers; maintain a critical eye for detail and organization; take ownership of their responsibilities; and value a strong work ethic with a positive attitude.

Job Responsibilities
Hillsboro Aviation flight activities are: firefighting, construction, gas and power-line patrols, heli-ski, search and rescue, fish and game surveys, natural resources and scientific support, Christmas tree and bough harvest, film and photo flights as well as local tours. The majority of those activities requires the capability to carry external loads with lines up to 250 feet. With support from the office, the pilots are responsible to organize and manage the daily requirements of the job in hand representing Hillsboro Aviation in a professional manner. This includes the courteous interaction with our client, the look and presentation of the equipment used, equipment checks before use and accurate daily reporting of maintenance, flight and duty times as well as mileage reports to the office.

• Commercial rotorcraft helicopter license
• Current medical
• Current driver license with clean driving record
• Current Passport preferred

Required Skills/Experience
• Meet the requirement for FAR Part 135
• 1500 hours RW PIC. 50 hours must be in one of the make/model of helicopters we operate
• 100 hours of RW PIC time in the last 12-months. 10 hours shall be in one of the make/model of a helicopter we operate
• 200 hours mountain flying experience

Preferred Skills/Experience
• Previous vertical reference experience
• Firefighting and/or utility experience
• Deep-snow landing and cold weather experience
• PSD and/or torch qualification
• Current interagency card
• Instrument rating
• Experience in multiple make/model of helicopters we operate

• Competitive salary
• Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
• Medical, dental, and vision
• 401K

Hillsboro Aviation’s growth and sustainability is rooted in its commitment to attracting a diverse set of talent from around the world. To that end, we encourage qualified individuals from all walks of life to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

This job will remain open until filled. Please do not call regarding the status of your application.

About Hillsboro Aviation
Founded in 1980, Hillsboro Aviation offers complete helicopter and airplane services comprised of five divisions: contract & charter, aircraft sales & management, service center, FBO, and parts sales. Serving domestic and international markets in the government, commercial, and private sectors, we have over 85 employees and 14 turbine aircraft. We operate out of our award-winning headquarters at the Portland-Hillsboro Airport (KHIO).

Our Vision
We believe in the power of a personal approach. We passionately purvey the notion of flight, a dream demanding creativity, persistence, resilience, and intent. We strive to foster a legacy of innovative thought, leadership, mentorship, service, and sustainability. We are dedicated to providing opportunity and growth for our team, our customers, and our community by providing extraordinary and memorable experiences in the air and on the ground.

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