13 November 2022

SAM Companies | C208 Pilot

Austin, TX, United States


  • Austin, Texas
  • Aerial-GIS
  • 5014

Who We Are

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry’s technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.

Your Impact at SAM

The Pilot is responsible for safe operation of aircraft in accordance with FAR part 91 regulations to facilitate the collection of aerial survey data (LiDAR and imagery) within the continental United States. Pilot will be responsible for monitoring real time weather, filing flight plans as required, coordinating logistics of fueling and parking on day to day basis in the execution of assignments issued by the Operations Manager.

  • Responsible for safe operation of aircraft
  • Monitor and assess weather reports to make go/no go decisions
  • Coordinate with ATC and other agencies for access to controlled/restricted airspace as needed
  • File flight plans as required for safety of flight
  • Log all flights and report all squawks in timely manner so they can be addressed
  • Ability to work as a team with Sensor Operator to complete missions in safe, efficient manner
  • Ability to work with other pilots and crew, to accommodate assigned schedule
  • Keep aircraft clean and presentable in a manner that reflects corporate image
  • Aircraft will fly approximately 600 hours per year
  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company’s strategic goals

What You Bring to SAM

  • 3000 hours Total Time
  • 1500 hours Turboprop or Jet
  • 500 hours in C208 (negotiable with higher TT)
  • Garmin G1000 flight deck experience
  • No incidents or violations
  • Experience with corridor aerial missions preferred-must be able to precisely hand fly survey lines within 50 feet of desired track
  • Prior military experience a plus
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must be willing to travel for extended periods up to 21 days
  • Must be drug free and submit to random testing
  • Annual Recurrent training at Flight Safety (provided by company)
  • Required to maintain all necessary currency requirements (flight time provided by company)
  • FAA Commercial SEL with Instrument
  • Class II Medical (Class I preferred)

Our Perks

  • Hybrid work schedules for office positions – Work-life balance is on us
  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) – Accrual starts immediately
  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 4%
  • Employee Assistance Program – Your mental health is our priority
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)
  • Trainings throughout the year – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for nine consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.