Helicopter Pilot – MercyOne Air Med – $10,000 Stipend, Off Duty Housing, and $15,000 Sign On Bonus Available
Air Methods Corp.
Des Moines, IA
MercyOne Air Med
Bell 429 (IFR)
$2,400 IFR Stipend
$15,000 Sign-On Bonus
AIR METHODS: GO ABOVE AND BEYOND HERE!
As the leader in the air medical industry, Air Methods seeks exceptional pilots to partner with us to serve our communities. We are committed to providing air medical transport resources to our communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while providing our pilots with work life balance, 7 days on/7 days off (12-hour shifts). Our #1 objective is to ensure safety to/from every time, so come join our growing and high-performing culture, sparked by teammates who deliver on being the best!
Location Des Moines, Iowa holds a distinct charm that sets it apart as a special city. As the state capital and the largest city in Iowa, Des Moines seamlessly blends urban vibrancy with a welcoming sense of community. Renowned for its Midwestern hospitality, the city offers a high quality of life and a cost of living that is notably reasonable. Beyond its friendly atmosphere, Des Moines boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, with a range of museums, galleries, and theaters that cater to diverse interests. Its strong ties to agriculture and history are celebrated through annual events like the Iowa State Fair, which showcase the region's rich heritage. The city's thoughtful urban planning is evident in its well-maintained parks, picturesque riverfront, and interconnected trail system, promoting an active lifestyle and a deep connection to nature. With its blend of warm hospitality, cultural vitality, economic growth, and recreational opportunities, Des Moines stands as a unique and special destination in the heart of the Midwest.
Responsible to ensure aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:
• Operates Air Methods’ aircraft in a safe and legal manner.
• Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in airworthy condition by sign-off of the Daily Flight Log. Performs a complete walk-around of the aircraft prior to entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each flight.
• Ensures aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.
• Pilots must have flown in category for a commercial operator, or in the military, within the previous 24 months
• Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public. Strives to maintain a friendly and professional working environment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.
Operation and Safety Requirements:
As a member of the Flight Crew, any person employed in this position shall maintain a weight not to exceed 250 pounds and shall be less than seventy (70) years old.
Education & Experience
• Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, plus two to five years’ related experience and/or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience);
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Program:
• 2500 total flight hours with minimum of 2000 flight hours in category.
• 1000 hours PIC in category.
• 500 hours of rotor wing turbine time.
• 500 hours of cross-country flight time, at least 50 hours of which were at night.
• 100 hours unaided night as PIC (50 hours of unaided can be substituted for by 100 hours of NVG time, but cannot be reduced below 50 hours of unaided time).
• 75 hours of actual or simulated instrument time at least 50 hours which were in flight in an aircraft including 20 hours in actual instrument conditions in category
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
• Commercial & Instrument Rating (for category and class of aircraft);
• ATP rating in category also meets the above requirement.
• First or Second-Class FAA Medical certificate required.
Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).