Helicopter Ag Spray Pilot – Washington

Helicopter Pilot – Agriculture (Chehalis, WA)

Wilbur Ellis •

Chehalis, Washington, USA

Position Type:

Wilbur Ellis

Job Description:

Do you have a commercial helicopter license? Do you have an applicator’s license of the ability to obtain one? If you said yes to all of these questions, we’d like to hear from you!

For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The pilot/aerial application role is responsible for the safe operation of rotary wing aircraft in the application of plant protection, seed and nutrition products on agricultural crops and Industrial forestry. Pilots should have an understanding of plant protection, chemistries, fertilizer and seed. Pilots need to have open and positive communication with their supervisor, agronomists, coworkers and the grower or customer. Process work orders against scheduled dates and time, properly complete necessary paperwork (application records, shipping papers, daily driver report, and all info on work orders).

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Comply with FAA Regulations
  • Current U.S. commercial pilot certificate
  • Current agricultural aircraft operator certificate or able to obtain – state-specific
  • 1,000+ hr. Rotorcraft preferred.
  • Turbine Rotorcraft experience preferred.
  • Aerial application experience preferred.
  • Familiar with SatLoc GPS swath guidance system.
  • Accurately locate the application site.
  • Lift containers weighing up to 80 lbs.
  • Class C Commercial driver’s license required or able to obtain.
  • Ability to travel and work on the road.
  • Ability to manage a small team of individuals.

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Proper application of plant protection products.
  • Properly handle and store all chemical containers.
  • Comply with label requirements and restrictions for the aerial application of pesticides.
  • Process work orders against scheduled dates and times.
  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations at all times.
  • Follow all Wilbur-Ellis Company safety rules.
  • Check each field for in-flight hazards (towers, power lines, wires, irrigation pipes and vent pipes) before each application begins.
  • Ensure any equipment deficiencies have been addressed and reported to the manager.
  • Participate in blood testing and/or alcohol testing when scheduled.
  • Assist with maintenance and other duties as needed at the facility.
  • Maintain and care for aircraft according to generally- accepted maintenance practices.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • In compliance with all states and cities requiring transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $73,800 to $98,400. Note that salary may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits.

Job Requirements:

  • Requires excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills (verbal, written and utilizing all media (phone, e-mail, text) for interaction with customers and fellow employees including the ability to maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork.
  • Dependable with strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail along with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Must be able to read, analyze and interpret written procedures and reports. Ability to learn detailed and specific procedures and processes and execute them accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages and ratios to practical applications.
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language fluently.

Salary Range:
$73,800 -$98,400


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Wilbur Ellis
345 California Street, 27th Floor
San Francisco, California 94104 USA

Family owned since 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal nutrition and specialty chemicals and ingredients.

Since the beginning, Wilbur-Ellis has prided itself on looking forward….

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