12 May 2024

Empire Airlines | First Officer

Midland, TX, United States



The Part 121 ATR First Officer will conduct safe, efficient, compliant and professional flight services.


  • Safely maneuver the aircraft during all phases of flight; monitor all flight conditions including weather and cargo safety, and verify go/no-go decision; verify fuel requirements and related weather variables and ensure proper loading; assist the captain in making alternate destination decisions when the intended destination is unavailable.
  • Maintain awareness in all situations as they arise due to unexpected circumstances during the flight; ensure proper communication with stations, towers, flight controllers and dispatchers during the flight; file all reports required by the FAA and report any unusual aircraft behavior or performance to dispatch or maintenance personnel; properly record flight-hours in conjunction with Dispatch and adhere to FAA rest requirements and company directives.
  • Strive to improve your skills and experience as a pilot; maintain familiarity and knowledge of applicable changes in regulations and procedures concerning the safe operation of all company aircraft; maintain thorough knowledge of all applicable policies, procedures, manuals, handbooks and protocol; serve as a positive, constructive and communicative leader for the company and its customers.
  • Review company bulletins and other correspondence on a daily basis, including emails and voicemails; submit all transmittals, expense reports and other company documents/correspondence in an accurate and timely manner, in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Serve as a role model for ethical behavior, maintain a professional and dignified work environment, and promote and support the mission of Empire Airlines.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Starting pay range for an ATR First Officer is $1,193 to $1,278 Weekly ($62,036 to $66,456)
  • Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Paid Holidays, 401k matching, Travel Benefits, CASS Privileges and more!



  • ATP certificate with MEL Rating
  • 2nd class medical
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must adhere to the company’s FAA/DOT required Drug and Alcohol Program

Fixed wing minimums:

  • 1500 TT
  • 250 PIC
  • 50 MEL
  • All requirements under Part 61.159
  • IFR currency and proficiency


  • Work is performed outdoors and in an aircraft.
  • Employee will be exposed to inclement weather.
  • This position may require standing, walking, sitting, bending and stooping for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Requires manual dexterity, speaking, seeing and hearing to conduct business.
  • May be required to work in multiple locations.

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