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EMS Helicopter Pilot – Texas

Category: Pilot
Facility: Texas Region 5
Department: Pilot
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: 12 Hours
Job Details: High School/GED
Commercial Rotorcraft Helicopter Certificate with Helicopter
100 Nights Unaided
1000 PIC
1500 Helicopter Time
2000 Total Time
Weight restriction of 220lbs.

I.                    JOB SUMMARY

Provides relief support for Base Line Pilots who are scheduled to be absent during regularly scheduled shifts from their Base of assignment. This position will be assigned to a Base within the Air Evac Region and will be responsible for the coverage for Bases within the Region, and if required, for Bases outside the Region. The Region’s RDFO will be responsible for the Area Pilots’ schedule. Ensures all operations involving Company aircraft are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, Air Evac EMS Operations Manual, and all state and municipal regulations.  Reports to his/her shift rested and prepared for duty and stays current of weather and forecast changes.  Ensures the aircraft remains clean and transport ready and all appropriate paperwork is submitted in a neat and timely manor.


II.                  QUALIFICATIONS

A.      Education:

·         High school diploma or equivalent    

B.      Skills:

·         Commercial rotorcraft helicopter certificate

·         Helicopter instrument rating

·         2000 hours total flight time

·         1500 hours helicopter time

·         1000 hours pilot in command

·         500 hours turbine

·         100 hours night unaided

·         220 pound weight limit

C.       Experience:

·         Previous HEMS experience or equivalent



·         Regularly reach with hands and arms

·         Frequently required to sit for long periods of time

·         Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

·         Frequently lift and/or move up to 150 pounds

·         Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

·         Required to work frequently near moving mechanical parts

·         Required to work in outside weather conditions

·         Frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens or airborne particles

·         Frequently exposed to vibrations/turbulence

·         Exposed to loud noise levels requiring headphones while in-flight


      IV.                 DUTIES

A.      Aircraft operation

·         Operates the aircraft in a safe and efficient manner, with emphasis on compliance with the Rotorcraft Flight Manual

·         Monitors forecast changes and current weather situations

·         Conducts preflight of the aircraft prior to starting shift and/or accepting any transports or flights.  Preflight will be conducted utilizing the appropriate rotorcraft flight manual.  Discrepancies noted during the pre-flight will be noted in the engineering log with a notification to maintenance of the discrepancy and what corrective action is being taken

·         Reports any major malfunctions, aircraft damage, or injured personnel to Operations Center in the most expeditious manner

·         Ensures that all operations involving Company aircraft are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, the Air Evac Operations Manual, and any state or municipal regulation; thus ensuring safe, efficient transport completion. 

B.      General duties

·         Performs any housekeeping duties required to make the crew quarters and hanger area neat, clean, and presentable along with nurse, paramedic

·         Wash, wax, and clean aircraft, as needed, along with nurse, paramedic and maintenance personnel

·         Submits all appropriate paperwork in a neat and timely manner

·         Other duties as assigned and/or required.

 Must currently meet and weight less than 220 lbs

Air Evac Offers:

  • Work Schedule: 7/7
  • 401(k) Match
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental InsuranceE
  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability*
  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability*
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance**
  • Vision Plan
  • EAP Program
  • Housing provided while on hitch
  • Large operational area with many opportunities for transfer
  • Work over optional
  • * Covers medical loss of license for pilots
  • ** Covers pilots and med crews while in flight

via Air Evac Lifeteam.

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