NAC Assistant Chief Pilot

Location: Anchorage

Company: Northern Air Cargo

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Aviation

Publish Date: August 20, 2020

Company Description: Northern Air Cargo (NAC), headquartered in Anchorage, is Alaska largest all-cargo airline and the longest continuously operating cargo airline in North America. NAC has provided airfreight services to Alaska’s rural communities for more than 60 years and is rapidly expanding to include air cargo flight operations throughout the western hemisphere and Hawaii. NAC maintains a fleet of Boeing 737 and 767 freighters and operates pilot bases in Anchorage, Honolulu, Miami and Laredo. NAC’s fleet of B737s provide schedule service between Anchorage and 13 Alaska communities and charter service throughout North America (both on-demand and ACMI). While the B767 fleet operates out of Miami in support of sister company StratAir and out of Honolulu in support of sister company Aloha Air Cargo.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Northern Air Cargo


The Assistant Chief Pilot will assist in ensuring all B737 flight operations in assigned location are conducted in a safe, efficient, economical manner and in accordance with Federal Air Regulations by performing the following duties personally, through Check Airmen or in collaboration with the Manager of Pilot Training and other Flight Operations personnel.

  • Provide day-to-day oversight for B737 pilots in assigned location in compliance with all applicable laws, FAA regulations, joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA) and Company policies. Act as a resource in resolving any issues or concerns.
  • Make recommendations on hiring, pay, promotions, transfers, discipline and furloughs for B737 crewmembers in assigned location consistent with JCBA and applicable Company policies.
  • Ensure Alaska B737 crew members comply with qualification and proficiency requirements. Participate on the Flight Standards Board.
  • Accept assignment of Operational Control in the absence of the Vice President of Flight Operations or Chief Pilot.
  • Ensure new and existing B737 flight operations policies and procedures are followed. Recommend any changes to aircraft operations that will enhance safety and efficiency.
  • Coordinate with the Manager of Flight Training on training and safety issues as needed for B737 flight crews.
  • Periodically fly trips as qualified first officer or captain in order to stay connected to crews and understand flight operations/procedures first-hand.
  • Maintain productive relationships with flight crew members, Vice President of Flight Operations, Chief Pilot and all other key Company stakeholders.
  • Maintain productive liaison relationships with outside agencies such as the FAA, NTSB, or other airlines, agencies, relevant external stakeholders, etc.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and good follow-through on commitments.
  • Provide input on aircraft, airports, and navigational aids to be utilized by NAC in assigned location.
  • Manage company projects for Flight Operations as directed by the Vice President of Flight Operations or Chief Pilot.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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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.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of FAA part 121 regulations.
  • Must have Airline Transport Certificate with a B737 type rating.
  • Minimum of 3000 total flight hours with 1500 hours as Pilot in Command.
  • No record of FAA or company violations.
  • Demonstrate good leadership, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Keep current and qualified in B737 aircraft.
  • Must have valid ATP.
  • Must have valid First Class Medical.
  • Need valid FCC General Radiotelephone Operator's License.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and background check.
  • Experience flying in Alaska and familiarity with the state's aviation environment preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience in union environment preferred.


  • Must be fluent in aviation orientated English language (FAR 61.153 (b)).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as government regulations, collective bargaining agreements, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with crewmembers, management, internal stakeholders and regulators.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  • Must have current and valid Airline Transport Pilot certificate with appropriate type ratings.
  • Must have valid First Class Medical certificate.
  • Must have valid FCC General Radiotelephone Operator's License
  • Must meet all requirements of FAR 119.65, 119.67


  • Computer skills required.


  • This position has a high-level of responsibility for a safety-sensitive function. Ability to manage periods of high-stress is required.


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.

  • Most work requires normal physical effort.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • Manual dexterity is required for word processing, compiling reports or input for manuals, working with numeric data composing memoranda or other similar tasks.

The intent of this Description is to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities performed and results expected by persons assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.