27 July 2022

Nationwide Insurance | Captain

Columbus, OH, United States

Captain - SS

locations Ohio - Columbus Metrotime

type Full time

job requisition id 78942

If you're passionate about influencing the customer experience to enable customer-driven growth and deliver extraordinary care, then Nationwide's Office of the Chief Customer Officer could be the place for you!

Compensation Grade: H4


Job Description Summary

Would you thrive in a business aviation career as a member of highly-engaged team focused on safety, standard operating procedures and quality of life? If you strive to work in an industry-leading department for a company that provides you with the tools and opportunities to grow as a professional pilot, we want to know more about you!

For more than 60 years, Nationwide Insurance has operated business aircraft to support the needs of associates, business partners, and members. As a part of our crew, you will be on exceptionally maintained aircraft and will be a crucial partner to ensure each trip is seamlessly operated.

The Nationwide Aviation Business Center provides safe, reliable, critical, time-sensitive travel, for Nationwide Insurance professionals to numerous locations across the United States. Here, you’ll feel welcomed and valued. As Captain, you’ll have the opportunity to implement process improvements and assist with projects to fully learn and grow with the operation. When assigned as the Pilot in Command (PIC) you’ll assume command control of the aircraft and be responsible for the operation, safety and security of the aircraft and the safety of all crew, passengers and cargo.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operates the aircraft in accordance with operator and manufacturer procedures and aircraft limitations.
  • Ensures the security of the aircraft during its operation.
  • Checks and assesses the weather and all applicable Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS).
  • Ensure all pre-flight inspections and flight planning requirements have been met, (weight and balance, fuel, oil and oxygen requirements).
  • Assumes final responsibility for and makes decisions to start, delay, or cancel the flight when operating conditions dictate.
  • Completes all post-flight record-keeping duties.
  • Adheres to all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Civil Aviation Organization and Nationwide Aviation Business Center regulations, standards, and procedures. Responsible for ensuring all crew and passenger travel documents are valid for the flight.
  • Ensures passenger safety briefings are complete. Ensures all passenger needs are met, including ground transportation arrangements.
  • Maintains proficiency and currency in assigned aircraft.
  • Approves invoices and expenses for flight-related activities.
  • Ensures that a flight will not be commenced or continued beyond a suitable airport if a flight crew member is incapable of performing their duties.
  • Notifies the Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Pilot of any National Transportation Safety Board notifiable event and assists with submitting the report immediately and by the most expeditious means available.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Sr. Director, Chief Pilot; this is an individual contributor role.

Typical Skills and Experience:

Education: College degree or equivalent experience preferred.

License/Certification/Designations: Airline Transport Pilot certificate, Multi-engine rating, and Pilot In Command (PIC) type rating for the aircraft operated. Restricted Radiotelephone Operator permit. English proficiency. Valid automobile driver’s license. Valid passport. FAA First Class Medical certificate. Must pass a pre-employment assessment.

Experience: 3,500 hours total time; 1,500 hours PIC time or 1,000 hours multi-engine turbine. Five years corporate or commercial aviation experience. Flight time may be reduced to 3,000 hours if pilot has a minimum of 1,000 hours experience in aircraft make and model.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Possess leadership and critical thinking skills; ability to communicate effectively and make decisions in coordination with the trip Captain. Passionate about business aviation and excited about creating the best experience for passengers. Able to adapt to constantly evolving situations. Works outside the cockpit for operational excellence and continuous improvement. Complete knowledge of FAA regulations and International Civil Aviation Organization standards. Captains must have complete knowledge of aircraft systems and procedures. Must be capable of commanding and controlling the aircraft and satisfactorily passing FAA 61.58 PIC.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment in the completion of administrative duties and assignments. Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project needs. Long periods in the aircraft serving as the Pilot of company-owned or operated aircraft. May experience adverse weather conditions in the performance of assigned pilot duties. May be required to lift baggage weighing up to 50 pounds to a height of five feet. All selected candidates for the job will be required to submit to a post-offer, pre-employment psychological and cognitive assessment to confirm fitness for duty.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Safety Sensitive: This job has been identified as a Safety Sensitive position and in accordance with our substance-free workplace program may be subject to random alcohol/drug testing.


We have an array of benefits to fit your needs, including: medical/dental, paid time off plus nine paid holidays, 401(k) with company match, company-paid pension plan, business casual attire, and more. To learn more about the benefits we offer, see our website.

Nationwide is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged. Nationwide prohibits discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any characteristic (or classification) protected by applicable law.

For NY residents please review the following state law information: Notice of Employee Rights, Protections, and Obligations LS740 (ny.gov)