21 November 2022

Southwest Airlines | First Officer

Dallas, TX, United States

Department:

Flight Operations

Our Company Promise


We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Job Description:

All of Southwest’s People come together to deliver on our Purpose; Connecting People to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. First Officers perform in a highly competent manner to safely operate Southwest’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. Southwest First Officers enjoy one of the most flexible scheduling policies in the industry as we offer all Pilots, regardless of seniority, the ability to modify their schedule extensively to suit their needs. Our First Officers ensure a safe environment, while providing legendary, one-of-a-kind service onboard our Southwest aircraft.

As a Pilot - First Officer, you can expect:

  • Fly for free, as a privilege, on any open seat on all Southwest flights—your eligible dependents too.
  • 15% non-elective contribution (B-Fund) deposited into your 401(k)*
  • Potential for annual ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement - when Southwest profits, you profit.**
  • Company-paid Loss of License.
  • Opportunity to purchase 10% off Southwest Airlines common stock, LUV, traded on NYSE.
  • Explore more Benefits you’ll love: swa.is/benefits
  • U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S. required and no current or future work authorization sponsorship available.

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We continue to look for opportunities to reflect the communities we serve, and welcome applicants with diverse thoughts, backgrounds, and experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers
  • Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company
  • Works in a highly organized environment, which demands close coordination and teamwork with the Captain, Flight Attendants, Dispatcher and all Ground Personnel
  • Must comply with all regulations and directives pertaining to the conduct of the flight in a manner suitable to the Captain.
  • All Pilots must operate in accordance with Southwest Airlines FAA Approved and FAA Accepted manuals, the Operations Specifications, 14 CFRs, 49 CFRs, FAA Orders, Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, Handbook Bulletins, Directives, and Manufacturer's recommendations
  • No person may operate a civil aircraft without complying with the operating limitations specified in the approved Southwest Airlines Flight Operations Manual, markings and placards. (Reference 14 CFR 91.9(a))
  • No person may operate an aircraft in a careless and reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another. (Reference 14 CFR 91.13)
  • All Southwest Airlines Employees must comply with the Company's Policies on a Drug-Free Workplace and Alcohol Misuse.
  • No person may perform any function listed in 14 CFR 121, Appendix I while that person has a prohibited drug, as defined by that appendix, in his or her system. (Reference 14 CFR 121.455(b))
  • No person may perform any safety-sensitive function if the person has a verified positive drug test result on or has refused to submit to a drug test required by 14 CFR 121, Appendix I and the person has not met the requirements of that appendix for returning to the performances of safety-sensitive duties. (Reference 14 CFR 121.455(c))
  • Submit reports on irregularities or incidents, as required
  • Immediately notify the Base Chief Pilot or Assistant Base Chief Pilot of any discrepancy or incident that may affect his/her ability, or Southwest Airlines' ability, to perform within the parameters of safety, regulatory compliance, and fiscal responsibility
  • Performs as Captain should the Captain become incapacitated during flight and unable to assume command
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders

Authorities

  • Take action, as deemed necessary, to resolve any problems or situations that may compromise safety or compliance
  • When assigned by the Captain, direct the Flight Crew in a safe and efficient manner to meet the operational requirements of Southwest Airlines
  • Delegate duties and authority defined for this position; responsibilities may not be delegated

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to read documents, follow instructions, listen, comprehend and repeat detailed lengthy instructions, and understand and retain procedures, rules and regulations
  • Must successfully complete initial and recurrent training programs, proficiency checks, and evaluation period
  • Must be aware of hazardous situations and be able to handle emergencies as needed
  • Must be alert to moving equipment on the ramp and other aircraft in the air
  • Must work under tight time constraints to accomplish quick (15 to 20 minute) turns of aircraft
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate information verbally, face to face, over public address systems, via radio, and other communication equipment
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team, meet the public and work under stressful situations

Education

  • Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree

Experience

  • Required: 1,000 hours in a fixed-wing turbine aircraft
  • Preferred: 1,000 hours in a fixed-wing turbine aircraft as a Pilot in Command (PIC)
  • Preferred: Actively flying for 2 of the last 5 years
  • Note: PIC time is defined as Captain or Aircraft Commander of record or pilot signing for the aircraft (not sole manipulator of the controls)
  • Note: Only time in a fixed-wing aircraft is counted, this specifically excludes simulator, helicopter, WSO, RIO, FE, NAV, EWO and UAV

Licensing/Certification

  • Required: USA DOT/FAA Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. The certificate must display the following:
    • "Airplane Multiengine Land" Category and Class Ratings
    • "English Proficient" limitation
  • Required: USA DOT/FAA First Class Medical Certificate and, if applicable, any necessary Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate (Authorization) or Statement of Demonstrated Ability (SODA) issued by the Federal Air Surgeon
  • Required: Must possess a valid United States Driver's License
  • Required: A valid passport allowing travel across US borders or a Refugee Travel Document

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job

Other Qualifications

  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
  • Must be at least 23 years of age at the time of hire
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Must be able to comply with company attendance standards and work rules, as described in labor agreements and/or established guidelines
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, and or overtime and travel on a constant basis

*401(k) match contributions are subject to the plan’s vesting schedule and applicable IRS limits
**ProfitSharing contributions are subject to plan’s vesting schedule

Pay Rate:

$75.77

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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