18 March 2023

Ravn Alaska | DHC8 Captain

Anchorage, AK, United States

DHC-8 Direct Entry Captain

Full Time Professional

Anchorage, AK, US

Requisition ID: 1291

  • $120,000 New Hire Bonus for Direct Entry Captains paid over 3 years.
  • $30,000 Instructor Bonus for Direct Entry Captains pursuing Instructor qualifications (1 year commitment)

The Ravn Alaska Direct Entry Captain is responsible for safely operating Company aircraft according to regulations and established policies and procedures, accepting responsibility for the safety of all crewmembers, passengers, and or cargo on board when the aircraft doors are closed. The Captain is accountable to the Chief Pilot for the operation of each flight under their command and works diligently to complete each operation safely and efficiently. This position is expected to uphold safety while performing flight crew duties and fulfilling the responsibilities expected of a Ravn Employee. Other responsibilities aligned with Ravn Alaska Core Values include but are not limited to:

  • Upholding safety by ensuring all work is accomplished in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and the Company’s manuals. For example, confirming that an exterior aircraft inspection is performed correctly by a member of the flight crew before each flight.
  • Maintaining a strong safety -focused environment by encouraging input from crewmembers and dispatch personnel on all aspects relating to the safe operation of the aircraft and performance of crew duties, promoting fundamental Crew Resource Management (CRM) with ongoing communications involving all personnel during each active-duty period.
  • Assuming responsibility for tasks at outstations, when appropriately trained, to include fueling, bag handling, cargo handling, and deicing because of our commitment to a successful team effort.
  • Promoting commitment by engaging in courteous and respectful interactions with customers, supervisors, co-workers, and business associates.
  • Cultivating integrity by calmly and professionally handling stressful situations that may arise, relying on training techniques and tools to manage each scenario as appropriate.
  • Acting with integrity when following established regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure personal fitness is satisfactory and compliant and that duties will not be impeded.
  • Promoting connectedness by participating in company and department initiatives to provide the highest customer service to passengers and seeking ways to provide a consistently positive flying experience for community members.
  • Maintaining reliability in operation by ensuring the aircraft is equipped with all required systems and components for its designated operations before originating a flight or a series of flights. It remains airworthy until the termination of the flights.
  • Demonstrating reliability by completing all necessary documentation thoroughly and with care, filing paperwork with the appropriate department(s) as outlined in company policies, and ensuring team members have the information needed to perform their duties accordingly.

The successful candidate has excellent customer service skills, team member qualities, and leadership competencies, in addition to the required certifications and experience the position requires. They must also be willing to live and work within one hour of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Other qualifications include:

  • Must possess High School Diploma/GED.
  • Must possess all current ratings to operate commercial aircraft for a Part 121 operation, including an Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
  • Must have a total of 2500 hours in a fixed-wing aircraft, of which 1000 hours will be multi-engine turbine flight time, and 1000 hours total flight time will be air carrier experience.
  • Must have a valid First-Class Medical.
  • Must not have an FAA ‘Certificate Action’ or ‘Administrative Action’ record within the prior 24 months.
  • Must have a valid US Passport and the ability to go in and out of the US, including to Canada.
  • Must be in Anchorage, Alaska, or be willing to relocate within 30 days if not already residing within one (1) hour of Anchorage.
  • Must be fluent in English and communicate professionally verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to fulfill the physical requirements of the position, which require the ability to lift and maneuver 20 lbs. regularly and may involve lifting and maneuvering up to 65 lbs.
  • Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather, including extreme temperatures.
  • Must have a strong safety awareness and the ability to adhere to Safety Management Systems (SMS); risk assessment and mitigation knowledge are highly desired.
  • Must pass a comprehensive background check, including a motor vehicle record check for the previous 36 months and a pre-employment DOT drug screen.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.
  • Must be comfortable working in an airport environment around odors and sounds typically associated with operating aircraft.

Ravn Alaska hires brilliant team members who exemplify and identify with our Core Value: Safety. Commitment. Integrity. Connectedness. Reliability. To reach new heights with Ravn Alaska, apply today.


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