04 March 2023

Pella Windows & Doors | Captain

Pella, IA, United States

Pilot, Captain

Pella, Iowa, United States

Human Resources

Feb 17, 2023

ID: 23000002


  • "Pilot, Captain" or "Pilot, Second in Command" , depending upon candidate qualifications. Description below describes aspects of both positions.


  • Pilots company-owned aircraft to transport company officials or customers by performing the following duties.
  • Perform as captain or second in command on the company aircraft (larger than 12,500 pounds).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Safely and efficiently operates Pella Corporation aircraft.
  • Understands and ensures compliance with Pella Corporation’s Flight Operations Manual.
  • Files flight plans and interprets weather data and NOTAMs based on flight plan.
  • Determines aircraft airworthiness through thorough preflight and postflight inspections and clearly reports discrepancies to maintenance in a timely manner.
  • Represents Pella Corporation at an executive level when dealing with business associates, officials, and customers.
  • Obtains an FAA Type Certificate on all company aircraft, and maintains appropriate currency and certification requirements, as set by governing authorities and Pella Corporation.
  • Completes ancillary duties, as assigned. These may include non-flying duties with other members of the department to ensure that the equipment, facilities, and crew members continuously meet or exceed Pella standards.
  • Responsible for flying customers (~60% of the time), internal employees (~25% of the time), and board/executive leadership (~15% of the time).


  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Captain :

  • 2000 Flight Hours Airplanes
  • 1000 Flight Hours Turbojet
  • 500 Flight Hours Pilot in Command Turbojet
  • Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate

Second in Command

  • 2000 Flight Hours Airplanes
  • 500 Flight Hours Turbine
  • 500 Flight Hours Pilot in Command
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate (AMEL)

Type Rating in Learjet 45XR ( LR-45 ) & Citation Sovereign+ ( CE-680 )


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university (preferred)
  • Six years (captain) or two years (second in command) related experience and/or training


  • Focuses on the needs of the customers
  • Demonstrates coachability
  • Addresses issues and challenges as they arise
  • Openly exchanges information and ideas with others
  • Uses experience and applies seasoned judgment
  • Takes active ownership of his/her development
  • Seeks best practices and external benchmarks
  • Balances data to make critical decisions without overanalyzing
  • Drives positive changes that improve business performance


  • Must be able to read and speak the English language. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to operate Foreflight for iPad application and any related software applications onboard aircraft.


  • FAA Commercial Multiengine Land Certificate with Instrument Rating or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • Must possess and be able to maintain at least an FAA Second Class Medical
  • Must possess a current US Passport


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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