NAC Chief Pilot

Location: Miami

Company: Northern Air Cargo

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Florida

Job Category: Aviation

Publish Date: May 8, 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 Chief Pilot will ensure all flight operations are conducted in a safe, efficient, economical manner and in accordance with Federal Air Regulations by performing the following duties personally or through the Assistant Chief Pilots and Check Airmen.

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of flight crewmembers including instructors and check airmen.
  • May exercise operational control over company aircraft in the temporary absence of the Vice President of Flight Operations.
  • Collaborate with Vice President of Flight Operations and other key stakeholders in providing direction and management of ETOPS program.
  • Establish standards and requirements for all flight crew members consistent with FAA regulations and Company policies; ensure crew members comply with qualification and proficiency requirements. Responsible for oversight of the Flight Standards Board.
  • Exercise supervisory responsibilities in compliance with all applicable laws, FAA regulations, joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA) and Company policies. Maintains direct oversight of B767 flight crews.  Supervise Assistant Chief Pilots who exercise day-to-day oversight of B737 flight crews.
  • Ensure hiring, pay, promotions, transfers, discipline and furloughs are consistent with JCBA and applicable Company policies.
  • Assist Vice President of Flight Operations in projecting staffing needs across operating companies and locations.
  • Ensure new and existing 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.
  • Maintain productive relationships with flight crew members, Vice President of Flight Operations, Assistant Chief Pilots 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.
  • Organize, direct and administer activities for multiple locations in different time zones.
  • Manages the flight operation’s records section to assure the establishment and maintenance of all records as required by the FAA.
  • Evaluates aircraft, airports, and navigational aids to be utilized by NAC.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • A complete listing of duties and responsibilities of the Chief Pilot can be found in the NAC Flight Operations Manual.

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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); bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of FAA part 121 regulations.
  • Must have Airline Transport Certificate with a B767 type rating.
  • Need at least three years as Pilot in Command of large commercial aircraft operating under Part 121 regulations. If becoming Chief Pilot for the first time, have at least three years during the past six years as Pilot in Command of a large airplane operated under Part 121 or Part 135.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to successfully meet deadlines on multiple high-priority projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Keep current and qualified in Company aircraft in accordance with the requirements of a line Captain.
  • No record of FAA or company violations.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and background check.
  • Previous management experience preferred.
  • Experience with ETOPS preferred.
  • Experience managing 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 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.