01 March 2023

McKee Foods Corporation | EMB 135/145 Captain

Collegedale, TN, United States

Aviation Captain

Position Description

Best known for Little Debbie® snack cakes, America’s leading snack cake brand, Sunbelt Bakery® Granola products, and Drake’s Cakes®, McKee Foods Corporation is seeking an Aviation Captain to join our Aviation/Travel Services Department.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a company that is committed to providing consumers with quality products at an excellent value. McKee Foods is a privately- held, family-owned bakery, that has been in business since 1934. We have a long history of innovation and treating employees with respect, and a deeply held belief in the importance of doing business with integrity.

Pay Grade

Above pay grade 14

Job Summary

An Aviation Captain is directly responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft and the safety and comfort of passengers. The Pilots transport company officials and/or customers to destinations while adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures of the federal government, the company and designated airport.

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of college or Associate Degree
  • 8 years of Pilot experience
  • Ability to use various aviation related iPad apps
  • Create and file flight plans
  • Good computer skills with MS Office suite
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent math skills
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • An Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with an Embraer EMB-145 Type Rating
  • Excellent customer service to passengers
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the latest developments within the business aviation community, including the FAR’s and other Federal, State, Local and Foreign regulations. affecting operations
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, which include lifting items weighing. 15 – 50 pounds and occasionally in excess of 75 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities are required by this job include close vision and distance vision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four year college degree
  • 3,500 hours of flight time in a variety of aircraft
  • 1,000 hours and 4+ years of experience in aircraft of the same or similar category, class and type as those operated by McKee Foods
  • Experience flying in a structured crew environment
  • CE500 Type Rating


  • Competitive pay scale
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Health insurance, including prescription drug plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision care plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off (for vacation, holidays, sick time, personal time, etc.)
  • Direct deposit payroll
  • Credit Union
  • Shift differential pay
  • Exercise and recreation facility
  • Profit-sharing program
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance (Premiums Paid by the Company)

Please upload your current resume to be fully considered for this position.

**EOE, including disability/veterans**

Posted Date: February 27, 2023

Requisition Number: R0017598

Job Category: Aviation

Location: Collegedale, TN


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