The First Officer RJ-85 acts as second in command for wildfire suppression missions operating
multiengine firefighting aircraft.
- FAA Commercial Pilot certificate with multiengine land (MEL) ratings – (ATP preferred)
- US Citizen or Official authorization to work in the United States
- 3,000 hours in airplanes
- 1,000 hours PIC
- 200 hours PIC multiengine
- 200 hours PIC multi-crew
- 100 hours in airplanes in preceding 12 months
- 75 hours actual or simulated instrument flight
- FAA Class II medical certificate
Education and Training:
- Professional Aviation training –
Specialized aircraft courses, Simulator, and CRM training (preferred)
- Post Secondary Education –
2 or 4 year degree program
- Human Factors / Safety Management
Formal risk based education (preferred)
- Work as a team player under the direction of the Pilot in
Command and Chief Pilot.
- Conduct RJ-85 flight operations in a safe, standardized,
and professional manner.
- Operate in accordance with company and agency Standard
- Support the PIC to ensure regulatory, agency, and company
- Ensure accurate pre-flight planning, loading, and
- Verify airworthiness and report any concerns or discrepancies
to the PIC.
- Maintain expert working knowledge of aircraft and pilot
- Provide clear, relevant, and timely information to the PIC,
ATC, and other fire resources.
- Monitor aircraft systems, aircraft performance, and crew
- Adhere to all aircraft limitations and treat the equipment
with care and respect.
- Epitomize and promote Aero-Flite’s Mission, Vision, and
- Other duties as assigned by the Chief Pilot.
- Aeronautical – Expert
knowledge of off-airport, IFR, and multi-crew operations
- Regulatory – Expert
knowledge of FAA regulations and procedures
- Mechanical – Expert knowledge of aircraft systems
- Human Factors – Expert knowledge of human factors and risk assessment
- Customer Service – Knowledge of excellent customer
- Aeronautical – Expert
Skills and Competencies:
Communication – Must have excellent communication skills. Able
to read, write and understand the English language.
- Teamwork – Ability to work as part of the aerial
firefighting team under all conditions.
- Interpersonal skills – Ability to work well with a
variety of personalities. Ability to diffuse conflicts and maintain a positive
- Task management – Must prioritize tasks and
projects with attention to detail.
- Professional demeanor – Ability to maintain professional
relationships in adverse conditions.
- Adaptability – Able to adapt to dynamic work environment with uncertain
and fluid work schedules.
Aeronautical Decision Making – Awareness of associated risk factors and ability to
make consistent, conservative, and timely decisions.
Airmanship- Apply knowledge, experience, training, situational awareness, skills, and
discipline to command the machine to support the mission.
Troubleshooting/Critical Thinking – Determine cause and effect
through expert knowledge of aircraft systems, malfunctions, and procedures to
assist abnormal operations and maintenance.
Computer Literacy – Able to use IT tools to enhance training, productivity,
and situational awareness.
Technical comprehension and writing – Ability to reference and understand manuals,
critically analyze relationship between OEM procedures and company SOPS, and manage
discrepancy logs and MEL.
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