CH-47/BV234 VRLL Fire/Utility Pilots – USA & International

JOB POSTING: 2020-004 POSITION #: _______________
JOB TITLE: CH47 Pilots
COMPANY: Coulson Aviation (USA) Ltd.
REPORTS TO: Director of Flight Operations – Rotary Wing


At Coulson, we know that our employees are our strongest asset. Guided by a successful past and a long-term innovative vision for growth, our future success will be driven by our people and our strategic approach to our work.

Aircraft fire fighting and developing new industrial technologies are much more than pieces of metal and components; we at Coulson are determined to make a difference saving lives and homes. In addition, we strive to improve the environment we share globally.

Family owned and operated since 1960, the Coulson Group of Companies began with Forestry in British Columbia. During the 1990s, Coulson expanded into Aviation and, led by a pioneering management team, we have become one of the foremost Aviation Fire Fighting Companies in the world. We operate in the USA and Australia, and we expect to expand to other countries around the world.

In addition to Aviation, Coulson has pursued other endeavours, the most recent of which has been Coulson Ice Blast, an industrial cleaning technology that has applications in many industries. In fact, Coulson was recently recognized with awards for our ground-breaking technology.


Seeking helicopters pilots with CH47D Pilot In Command experience in fire and construction operations for full time employment. Applicant should be wiling to work in the USA and overseas fire assignments. The position will cover all piloting operations for our CH47D aircraft. The aircraft is contracted with the DOI and USFS for fire suppression work.

Job Duties:

• flight and operational planning
• weight and balance data
• fuel management
• accurate tracking of duty, flight and maintenance times
• compliance with all FAR and Company policies
• customer service functions.


• Commercial rotorcraft helicopter license
• Current 2nd class medical
• Current driver license with clean driving record
• 2500 hours RW PIC of which 250 hours in BV234/CH47D Chinook required
• Security background check may be required
• Aviation knowledge is required
• Applicant must be previously interagency carded in CH47D/BV234

Preferred additional experience, education and/or skills:
• Previous vertical reference experience
• Firefighting and / or utility experience
• Current interagency card
• Instrument rating
• Low Level & Recon experience
• Mountain Terrain experience
• Ext. Load >100’ Longline VTR experience
• Water/Retardant, Bucket experience

Salary Range: Salary
Relocation: No
Travel: Yes
Schedule: Even on / even off


Please submit your resume with a cover letter outlining your experience and salary expectations to moc.puorgnosluoc@sboj. Please quote “2020-004 – CH47 Pilots” in the Subject line of your email.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


In addition to a competitive salary, Coulson provides excellent benefits as part of its Total Compensation Package. These include medical and dental benefits, pension, and the possibility for bonuses. Moreover, Coulson Group values and strongly encourages its employees to maintain a positive Work-Life Balance, creating an environment that champions creativity and autonomy.

We are proud of our team and encourage a respectful workplace where everyone is treated with dignity and all ideas are welcome. Moreover, we support growth within the company and provide opportunities for advancement.

We support diversity, equity and a workplace that is free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation through any element of the competition process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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