28 January 2024

Amazon.com Services LLC | Chief Pilot

Seattle, WA, United States

Chief Pilot, Amazon Prime Air

Job ID: 2395988 | Amazon.com Services LLC


Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of diversity and inclusion of our teams within the organization.

How do you get items to customers quickly, cost-effectively, and—most importantly—safely, in less than an hour? And how do you do it in a way that can scale? Our teams of hundreds of scientists, engineers, aerospace professionals, and futurists have been working hard to do just that! We are delivering to customers, and are excited for what’s to come. Check out more information about Prime Air on the About Amazon blog ( https://www.aboutamazon.com/ne... you are seeking an iterative environment where you can drive innovation, apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve real world delivery challenges, and provide benefits to customers, Prime Air is the place for you.

Come work on the Amazon Prime Air Team!

Prime Air is seeking an experienced Chief Pilot to ensure that Prime Air flight operations are conducted safely and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, Operations Specifications, and company policies. This role will report to the Director of Flight Operations, Drone Delivery Operations.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of Part 135 operating requirements and have the ability to lead and motivate the team in excellent operational performance.

Export Control License
This position may require a deemed export control license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Placement is contingent on Amazon’s ability to apply for and obtain an export control license on your behalf.

Key job responsibilities
Responsible for supporting company flight operations policies, processes, and procedures with an emphasis on safety, security, and quality.
Responsible for maintaining standards and flight operations in accordance with all applicable regulations, including FAA Part 135 and DOT requirements.
Responsible for ensuring effective Operational Control to be maintained for all flight operations.
Accountable for ensuring adequate staffing of crew, dispatch, and administrative functions.
Responsible for maintaining pilot records and ensuring crews are qualified, current and competent.
Responsible for communicating and coordinating with other departments, including Safety & Compliance, to ensure a safe and efficient operation.
Coordinate with the Director, Flight Operations and Director of Maintenance regarding company policies and procedures.
Responsible for budget development, establishment, and budget performance.
Maintain favorable working relationship with the FAA Flight Standards partners
Any other duties required by regulation or as assigned.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Seattle, WA, USA


-Must hold Commercial Pilot certificate.
-Full understanding of aviation safety standards and safe operating practices.
-At least three (3) years of supervisory or managerial experience within the last 6 years in a position that exercised operational control over any operations conducted with airplanes under part 121 or part 135
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
-Proficient in developing and sustaining a highly engaged & efficient team


-Prefer candidates with previous DO experience, within the past 6 years.
-Experience with commercial drone operations preferred.
-Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation, Business, or related field preferred, but not required.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/dis... compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $113,900/year in our lowest geographic market up to $212,800/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.


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