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Patrol Pilot – West Virginia

Company: NiSource
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Address: 200 Civic Center Dr
Web Address: www.nisource.com
Company Info: NiSource is a Fortune 500 company, we serve nearly 4 million customers – from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest and New England – through a network of operating subsidiaries that engage in virtually all phases of the natural gas business, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution.
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Job Title: Patrol Pilot
Location: CHARLESTON West Virginia USA
Salary Range: 76125.00-126875.00
Email: jlkelley@nisource.com
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Job Desc: The Patrol Pilot works within NiSource Aviation to maintain a culture of safety with efficient procedures that support customer service.
The Patrol Pilot will serve as Pilot-In-Command of company helicopters patrolling natural gas transmission pipelines throughout the NiSource service territory. This person will work closely with Pipeline Services team to facilitate the completion of flights in compliance with DOT mandates and company plans.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Functions as the final authority in determining that the aircraft is in Airworthy condition and is in safe operating condition
  • Conducts preflight inspections, researches departure, enroute, and destination weather for suitability to the intended operation, performs aircraft weight and balance computations and performance calculations and determines whether all are within manufacturers’ limitations Certificating authorities’ regulations, and company policies.
  • Files flight plans for all flights beyond the effective range of company and/or ARINC radios.
  • Conducts mission briefings and debriefings with other crewmembers assigned to the flight.
  • Maintains effective crew coordination.
  • Completes all flight assignments in a safe, cost-effective manner with emphasis on passenger safety and comfort.
  • Executes all flight-related forms and submits them upon completion of the mission.
  • Informs maintenance technicians about any mechanical irregularities noted during the flight and documents discrepancies.
  • Tracks all expenditures directly related to the flight and prepares the necessary reports.
  • Serves as the on-site company representative working in cooperation with company maintenance personnel with contract maintenance facilities for unplanned maintenance events.
  • Assists in maintaining the physical appearance of the aircraft including interior cleaning and polishing and exterior washing, polishing, and waxing, as necessary
  • Performs additional duties and assignments as requested by department supervisors.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  Commercial Rotorcraft with Instrument Flight Rules rating. 2,500 hours total time with at least 1,500 hours as Pilot-In-Command with at least 1,000 hours in rotorcraft, 500 of which must have been in turbine powered rotorcraft.
  • Proficient with personal computers including, but no limited to: Word processors, spreadsheets, and electronic communication.  Ability to work effectively in either a single or two-crew cockpit. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred for Selection:

  • Familiarity with PC mapping software. Prior experience in Bell 206 series and/or Eurocopter AS 350 series helicopters
  • Powerline and/or pipeline patrol experience. ATP Helicopter rating, Commercial and Instrument Flight Rules Single Engine Land Airplane rating, FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate
How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please apply on-line atwww.nisource.jobs on or before June 10th!

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Benefits: We offer an outstanding total package that includes paid holidays, vacation, medical/rx drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k)

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