24 February 2023

Sierra West Airlines | Chief Pilot

El Paso, TX, United States

Sierra West Airlines Chief Pilot

Flight Crew * El Paso, Texas


OVERVIEW: The Chief Pilot (CP) will serve as a base manager and a liaison between the line pilot group and the Director of Operations and management team. They will assist in flight duties, training, and other responsibilities as required.


  • Able to perform flight operations in accordance with company’s procedure manual and FAA Regulations.
  • Flexibility for on-demand, ad-hoc, 24/7/365 flight operations.
  • Execute other non-flight related duties such as loading, TSA, Hazmat, etc.
  • Coordinates the selection of new flight crewmembers with the Director of Operations and Human Resources.
  • Assures the distribution of timely, accurate technical, and administrative information to the flight crewmembers.
  • Monitors the proficiency and technical knowledge of flight crewmembers and recommends improvements in their training as necessary.
  • When appropriately qualified and authorized, may conduct ground and flight instruction and checking.
  • Monitors and approves contracted training agencies.
  • Develops and maintains crewmember training material.
  • Ensures the primary responsibility for the administration of disciplinary action involving flight crewmembers.
  • Assigns and directs all crewmember training days.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


  • Current First Class Medical
  • Current Passport for travel into/out of United States.
  • Must be able to domicile within one-hour of El Paso International Airport (KELP).
  • Must hold Airline Transport Pilot certificate with fleet experience in turboprop or light jets.
  • While on duty, must be on call 24/7 per company Ops Specs.
  • At least three (3) years experience as PIC of an aircraft operated under part 121, 125, or 135.
  • At least three (3) years experiences as a Chief Pilot or other aviation management level role.
  • Ability to lead pilot group, assist in training, recruitment, and retention.
  • Effective communication, both written and verbal.
  • Team-oriented, creates an inclusive and motivating work environment.
  • Action-oriented, seizes opportunities to make quick and efficient decisions.


Competitive compensation – commensurate with industry, experience, and base location.

Health/Dental/Vision Benefits packages with options for employee +/- dependents

401K with company match

PTO accrual for vacation and sick time

Family-owned company with emphasis placed on work-life balance

Flexible scheduling

Frequent training and growth opportunities

Company Events

Location El Paso, Texas

Department Flight Crew

Employment Type Full-Time

Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor


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