26 January 2023

ChampionX | Pilot

Boulder, CO, United States


locations USA - Colorado - Boulder

time type Full time

job requisition id R00123503

ChampionX, located at the Boulder Municipal Airport (KBDU), Boulder, CO, is hiring a commercial, instrument rated Pilot to conduct scientific research flights as part of a small but growing team of pilots and scientists. Scientific Aviation operates modern, glass cockpit Mooney M20 aircraft to conduct atmospheric research, and is in the process of adding multi-engine aircraft to the fleet. Pilots can expect overland low altitude survey flights following terrain to maintain specified above ground level (AGL) altitudes, as well as flight locations offshore, over mountains, and in Alaska. Typical flight duration is 4-6 hours. This is a full-time position that includes health/dental insurance, paid time off, and 401(k). Flexibility to travel is an essential requirement of this role.

What you will do:

  • Safely conduct flights as Pilot-In-Command under Part 91 in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations and company procedures.
  • Work closely with supervisor and other manned aircraft program team members to understand science goals of each flight/project, and actively and constructively participate in planning of flights to accomplish these goals.
  • Plan project-specific logistics including FBO coordination, ATC/airspace coordination, and hazard report assessments of locations prior to project deployments.
  • Learn and execute basic operation of science equipment and data acquisition software onboard research aircraft; perform basic troubleshooting of scientific equipment as needed.
  • Travel frequently in North America, and potentially overseas, to scheduled projects with the aircraft. Project duration is typically between 3 days and ~3 weeks. Mobility and schedule flexibility are essential for this position. Travel ranges seasonally from 25-75% of the time to locations throughout North America, potentially abroad, and can include weekends.
  • Work with Director of Maintenance to plan scheduled aircraft maintenance and coordinate unscheduled aircraft maintenance at home base and while on projects.
  • Ensure correct project-specific equipment and tools are on aircraft before departing for projects.
  • Assist with loading/unloading of scientific equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Commercial Airplane Single-Engine Land certificate
  • Instrument Airplane Rating
  • Complex aircraft endorsement 350 hours total flight time
  • Valid U.S. Passport and Driver’s License
  • 1st or 2nd class Airman’s Medical
  • Must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screen; subject to random drug screens during employment.
  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work in a small team environment and take on other tasks as needed to achieve mission goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff and customers while planning or executing projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commercial Airplane Multi-Engine Land certificate
  • High Performance endorsement
  • 600 hours total flight time
  • 100 hours in Complex aircraft
  • 50 hours multi-engine time
  • Certified Flight Instructor license, with Instrument and/or Multi-engine ratings
  • Garmin G1000 Experience

About ChampionX

ChampionX is a global leader in providing chemistry programs and services, drilling technology, artificial lift solutions, and automation technologies for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. Our world-class safety culture fuels our purpose to improve lives through our commitment to deliver sustainable operations.

Colorado Residents:

Total Base Pay Range

  • 39,900.00 - 48,000.00

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At ChampionX, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every employee can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of employees and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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