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Relief Pilot for Fire Suppression – Oregon

Position Pilot-Rotary Wing / Bell 206L & B407 Short Haul - Relief Pilot for Fire Suppression
Company: Hillsboro Aviation
Fax Number: (503) 648-1886
Address: 3565 NE Cornell Road
Email: rshirley@hillsboroaviation.com
Web Address: www.hillsboroaviation.com
Company Info: Full-service fixed and rotary wing company. Hillsboro Aviation operates a fleet of 72 aircraft. They employ 180 staff depending on the season and have been in business for over 30 years. They are the main supplier of helicopter contract services in the northwestern US, they also operate the largest flight training facility and are the largest GA aircraft sales organizations in the northwestern US. They operate as a full service FBO, with maintenance, avionics repair, fuel services and aircraft sales. They are a dealer for Cessna, Bell Helicopter, and Robinson aircraft in their region.Please mention JSfirm when responding to this ad.
Supported Manufacturers: Cessna, Bell Helicopters, Robinson Helicopters, Schweizer, Cobham, Lycoming, Garmin, UPS Aviation Technologies, Honeywell Bendix/King, Avfuel, etc...
Job Title: Bell 206L & B407 Short Haul - Relief Pilot for Fire Suppression
Location: OTHER Oregon USA
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Contact: Keisha Belair
To Apply: click here
Job Desc:

Hillsboro Aviation is looking for a B206L4 and Bell 407 pilot serving established EU USFS and DOI contracts. The applicant must be experienced in wild-land fire fighting operations and he/she must be card-able for the 2012 season in the make and model. The applicant must be current and proficient in 150 ft vertical reference operations in order to pass a DOI short haul check ride (for the Zion NP, UT); a previous short-haul DOI card would be considered a plus.

The perfect candidate must be a motivated and professional individual with excellent customer service skills; he/she must be able to relate to the customer’s operational environment as well as their demands and needs for a safe operation within the guidelines of theUSFS/DOI. The perfect candidate will be able to work independently under little supervision; he/she is organized, has strong work ethics and a desire to strive for organizational / operational improvements utilizing our established Safety Management System.

The work schedule for each relief consists of 4 days (1 day to the operation site – 2 days relief – 1 day travel from the operation site). All contract related travel expenses, lodging and per Diem during the contract period are covered by Hillsboro Aviation.

The offered employment opportunity is only seasonal. Continued employment might be considered after the completion of the fire season; it is based on previous performance and on current needs at this time. Hillsboro Aviation offers a competitive wage with a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees including: medical & dental insurance, 401K plan and profit sharing.

  • FAA issued Commercial / ATP certificate with Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating and English Proficiency Endorsement; Com w/instrument rating is a plus
  • Minimum 3,000 hours PIC helicopters
  • Minimum 1,500 hours PIC in turbine helicopters
  • Minimum 500 hours PIC Mountain (Helicopter / above 8,000 MSL)
  • Minimum 100 hours PIC in Bell 407
  • Minimum 100 hours PIC in Bell 206L
  • Minimum 300 hours PIC long-line experience (100’ and 150’) and precision load placement with a 150’ line - must pass DOI short haul check ride!
  • Previous fire suppression experience
  • Must keep complete and accurate records
  • Must be legal to work in the US and have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs and be capable to climb the aircraft to perform pre-flight and other pilot related duties


  • Current DOI/USFS Card
  • Recent DOI Short Haul Card
  • Current passport
  • Good computer skills

How to Apply:

If you are looking to further your career with a professional company, please visit our website atwww.hillsboroaviation.com/page/employment

About Hillsboro Aviation:

Hillsboro Aviation is the leading provider of helicopter and airplane services in the Pacific Northwest with a combined helicopter and airplane fleet of more than 78 aircraft providing a variety of services. Hillsboro Aviation also operates a Part 145 repair station, avionics sales and installation services as well as an aircraft sales office representing Cessna Aircraft Company, the Robinson Helicopter Company and Bell / Textron Helicopters. Please visit our webpage for more information about Hillsboro Aviationwww.hillsboroaviation.com

Hillsboro Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Date Posted:

December 12, 2011

This position will remain open until filled.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Travel: Yes
Relocation: None
Job Ident #:
Benefits: Various - Dependant on position.

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