27 June 2024

ChampionX | Pilot

Boulder, CO, United States


locations USA - Colorado - Boulder

time type Part time

job requisition id R00129543

ChampionX is hiring a commercial/instrument rated part-time Pilot who performs research world-wide using high performance Mooney aircraft as part of a team of pilots and scientists. Located at the Boulder Municipal Airport (KBDU), Boulder, CO.

What’s in it For You:

  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth.
  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives, and ideas to achieve our best.
  • Thrive in a company that values sustainability, drives a safety-focused culture and empowers through continuous improvement.
  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company matching and more!

What You Will Do:

Emissions Technologies team operates modern, glass cockpit Mooney M20 aircraft to conduct atmospheric research. 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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 Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Flexibility to travel is an essential requirement of this role.

Preferred Experience/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.
  • Mooney Experience.
  • Experience operating scientific instrumentation.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs. regularly, and 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee is required to occasionally walk in customer field locations which may include inclines, uneven surfaces, and a variety of weather conditions.
  • Employee must be able to regularly bend, stoop, crawl, lay down, twist and push.
  • Employee is required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment including but not limited to shoes/boots, hard hats, or respirators.

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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