04 April 2024

Goodyear | Pilot

Gardena, CA, United States

Airship Pilot

Location: Gardena, CA, US

Company: Goodyear

Location: US-CA-GARDENA-AIRSHIP-9218-2227
Sponsorship Available: No
Relocation Assistance Available: No

About the Position

Goodyear is excited to present the opportunity to fly the Goodyear Blimp and travel the country with the airship and crew! As a Pilot for Goodyear , you will be in a very team-based position. Ideal candidates who thrive in this role will be agile, flexible, collaborative, and will enjoy hitting the road with the crew for various PR engagements throughout the year. Obtaining proficiency, operating the airship in a safe, effective, and efficient manner, and assuring for optimum utilization of the aircraft are vital for the role. The ideal candidate will complete public relations assignments through appropriate planning and organizing of the airship operations which includes the airship, personnel, and ground support equipment as necessary all-in compliance with corporate, OSHA and FAA regulations, requirements, and policies.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the forward planning of airship flight operations. Arrange for travel accommodations (airports and hotels) as necessary. Monitor weather conditions, communicate with crew, airport personnel and passengers, as necessary.
  • Obtain the proficiency to fly the New Goodyear Airship (NT). Master the complex systems and the most advanced flight controls ever installed in an Airship. From the vectorable propellers to the thrust vector control system and the state-of-the-art Garmin glass cockpit design with EICAS.
  • Fly the airship in a manner obtaining maximum exposure while meeting public relations requirements and within safe and operations parameters of the airship design.
  • Assist in the tactical management of operations and crew as required or assigned, including (1) passenger carrying (2) night sign flights (3) exposure flying cross country, television, and test flights (4) completion of necessary files, records, and logs (5) assist in compliance and execution of SMS and IS-BAO standards for the Airship Operations team.

Required Experience and Education:

  • 1,000 hours of total Flight Time (or 800 hours of Total Flight time for graduates of a Part 141 flight training program).
  • Experience with Garmin technology and glass cockpit desired.
  • High School Diploma; LTA/HTA Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Rating

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • College Degree; Flight Instructors Rating, Commercial Airplane or Helicopter.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to maintain current knowledge of all FAA, Goodyear, and other regulatory requirements, advisories, publications, and policies, as required.
  • Physical Requirements: Exposure to outdoor weather including rain, wind, thunder, lightning, snow, heat, humidity, fog, etc. May tend to and/or fly airship in adverse conditions. Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.


Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 71,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate .

The pay range for this position is 07 - SFE07: 116188 - 165983 - 215777 /yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on factors such-as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and market location. Selected candidates may be eligible for a number of benefits, including: medical, prescription, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, disability, tuition assistance, sick and vacation time, as well as tire discounts.

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles
Job Segment: PR, QA, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Technology, Quality


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