26 May 2023

Martinaire Aviation | Chief Pilot

Addison, TX, United States

Chief Pilot (MA)

at Martinaire Aviation (View all jobs) Addison, Texas

About Us:

Martinaire has been a leader in the air cargo industry for over 35 years, and our success is largely attributed to our staff of dedicated professionals. Our team is comprised of ambitious, enthusiastic individuals committed to creating innovative, reliable, and safe air charter solutions. Superior customer service is the root of our customer philosophy.

At Martinaire, we don’t just want you to work for us; we want you to want to work for us. Our pilots and all of our staff members enjoy fulfilling careers, a welcoming team atmosphere, and room for growth. Martinaire is looking for employees as extraordinary as we are, who aspire to excellence in everything they do. We are extremely proud of our competitive benefits package for our full-time employees, which includes medical, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as a flex plan, 401K, and more.

Who We’re Looking For:

Martinaire is seeking a Chief Pilot located in Addison, TX to contribute to the mission of Martinaire Aviation LLC. The Chief Pilot reports to the Director of Operations and is responsible for surveillance of the flight crew records, flight time limitations and qualifications as set forth by the FAA to meet applicable legal requirements and maintain safe operations (14 CFR Part 119.69(d).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Processes additions, changes and deviations using the Safety Management System (SMS) Safety Risk Management (SRM) methods.
  • Maintains a current, FAA approved master record section pertaining to all crewmembers, aircraft and flights conducted by the company.
  • Maintains master copies of all required company, FAA approved manuals, preparing and submitting for approval revisions as necessary.
  • Directs, assists, and guides all personnel under his/her supervision in all matters pertinent to their duties.
  • Keep the Director of Operations informed daily on matters of importance to him/her.
  • Assist with the formulation of company policies as they relate to flight operations.
  • Is charged with, and has the authority and responsibility to conduct the following specific duties (14 CFR Part 119.71(d):
    • Keeps current and qualified in all respects in one type of company aircraft in accordance with the requirements and standards of a regular line captain. He/she is flight checked in accordance with FAA requirements.
    • Is available and serves on a normal full-time basis, unless restricted by the rest requirements of 14 CFR 135 or usual company duty.
    • Is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and conducting crewmember standardization and training procedures to ensure safety and proficiency. Proposes, develops, and directs the implementation of training that would further develop flight crew personnel.
    • Review Proficiency and Competency Check ride forms for Unsatisfactory (U), trained to Satisfactory (S) performance by the airman, and order remedial training if appropriate.
    • Responsible for the procurement, assignment, and scheduling of all flight crewmembers. He is expected to maintain an adequate roster of properly qualified, current, and available flight personnel to always meet company requirements.
    • Responsible for ensuring that no person is assigned or maintained as an active crewmember unless that person meets the requirements and currency of 14 CFR Part 135. He/she personally sees that proper certification to this effect is included in each crewmember's record prior to assignment.
    • Makes certain that current duplicates of certificates are included in each crewmember's record.
    • Acts as a check pilot and personally conducts or appoints an approved check pilot to conduct all qualification, proficiency, instrument, and other check flight required by the FAA or company.
    • Keeps himself/herself constantly informed, by daily surveillance of a master flight crew status board of the currency of each crewmember and the upcoming due date of flight checks, physicals and ground training and makes advance arrangements to resolve the approaching illegalities. Crewmembers will be automatically removed from the flight schedule on or prior to the expiration date shown. He will maintain records of the original and continued currency of all crewmembers and will proactively communicate with crew members.
    • Is responsible for the selection of flight personnel for upgrading and/or promoting. k. Is responsible for functional check flights of aircraft when required.
  • Ensure that crew and scheduling input is present at meetings and communicate all pertinent input to the flight operations team.
  • Regularly communicate with the Operational Management regarding areas within his control to ensure organizational priorities are in line.
  • Issue memos, bulletins or other notices as required by the Director of Operations. 11. Conduct or participate in counseling and disciplinary meetings.
  • Document attendance or other conduct issues and resolution.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the DO and Operational Management.
  • Build an organizational culture in which passion for continuous improvement is innate. 15. Ensure adherence to procedures that promote the health and welfare of all employees.
  • Promote the mission, vision, and values that the Company has developed, and ensure adherence to the employee handbook.

Additional Responsibilities:


  • Comply with all safety aspects, specific practices and procedures of the work scope and position(s).
    • Be familiar with the Company’s Safety Management System (SMS) and assist the Director of Safety.
    • Contribute to the Safety Culture of the Company and report any Safety Hazards.
  • Required to learn and understand Dangerous Goods Transportation requirements.
  • Correct unsafe conditions when encountered and report those that you are unable to personally correct, to a supervisor.


  • Comply with all security practices, policies, and procedures as trained.
  • Maintain employee vigilance and report all security concerns.

Required Qualifications:

  • The Chief Pilot will be qualified through training, experience, and expertise (14 CFR Part 119.69, and will meet the qualification standards contained in 14 CFR Part 119.71. He/she will have extensive experience with C-208s in part 135 cargo operations. He/she will have prior training and check airman experience. He/she will have a full understanding of the following materials: Aviation safety standards and safe operating practices, 14 CFR Chapter 1 (FARs), company Operations Specifications, all appropriate maintenance and airworthiness standards, and contents of company manuals.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, work processing systems/software, managing files and records, writing FAA-required manuals and other office procedures and related terminology. Must have a strong knowledge and prior work experience with WebOPPS.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of employment, including file and record maintenance.
  • Knowledge of technology used for training purposes or possess an interest in learning the technological methods used in training.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Physical Abilities:

The Physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position must perform in carrying out essential job functions.

  • Ability to reach horizontally and vertically with arms. Sufficient dexterity to manipulate small objects and print or write legibly.
  • Sufficient physical ability, strength, mobility, and stamina to lift, carry, push, or pull objects which may frequently exceed 70 pounds in a series of functional tests which clearly simulates the work environment.
  • Physical ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Requires the ability to be sedentary for extended periods of time.


The ideal candidate will maintain the level of professionalism that is the standard at Martinaire. We pride ourselves on promoting an atmosphere of a working family. The chief pilot will ensure that this

approach is delivered through all aspects of the daily operations amongst the team. He/she will be available to their team and should welcome all inputs, concerns, or feedback they may have to offer. This is an important role that helps support a positive work environment and a culture that enables everyone to succeed and grow.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or She will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Martinaire is an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission compliant (EEOC) employer.

Employment Terms:

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (EAR / ITAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Employer provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, employer complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employer expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


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