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Aircraft Captain - Pilot-In-Command - Midwest Aviation


New Windsor, NY, US

Requisition ID: 114382 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Aircraft 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As the Pilot-In-Command (PIC) assigned to a flight, you’ll have exclusive and final authority as to whether or not the aircraft shall proceed to any destination or undertake any flight. The PIC shall not be overruled by any passenger or executive, nor disciplined for his decision having to do with weather, mechanical condition of the aircraft, or other hazards. The PIC has the final authority on all decisions relating to the operation of the aircraft.


At Kiewit, our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too.  

District Overview

Midwest Aviation is Kiewit’s own private flight division.  Operating out of a private hangar on Omaha’s Eppley International Airport, Midwest Aviation also maintains bases in both Conroe, TX and New Windsor, NY


This position is based out of 1032 1st St. #112 New Windsor, NY 12553 .  This is an airport hangar, which includes some office space.


The Pilot-In-Command exercises primary responsibility for the initiation, continuation, diversion, and termination of all flights in compliance with the provisions of applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and this Flight Operations Manual. However, the Pilot-In-Command, Chief Pilot, Aviation Manager or the Learjet Fleet Manager can decide to delay or to divert any flight which cannot operate or proceed safely in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Federal Air Regulations (FARs) and this Flight Operations Manual.
The Captain (Pilot-In-Command) is required to maintain the professional competence and control of the assigned crew and aircraft in compliance with Company and government rules and regulations to ensure optimum safety, security, efficiency, and passenger comfort.
The Pilot-in-Command (PIC) is accountable for the safe conduct of assigned flights. Specific duties include:
•    Checking weather, all applicable NOTAMs where available, and determining fuel, oil and oxygen requirements; 
•    Determining the aircraft weight and balance; 
•    Ensuring that all flight planning requirements have been met; 
•    Ensuring that aircraft crew members have valid licenses, medical certificates, passports and visas if and when required; 
•    Completing an aircraft pre-flight inspection before each departure; 
•    Briefing the passengers in accordance with the requirements specified in our Standard Operating Procedures under Passenger Brief pg. 23; 
•    Operating the aircraft in accordance with operator procedures and aircraft limitations;
•    Ensuring compliance with customs, immigration and cabotage laws; 
•    Updating Maintenance with arrival times when intended landings are at US bases;
•    Completing all post flight duties, including notification to the company of any deviation from the planned itinerary or overnight location; 
•    Recording flight times and aircraft discrepancies; 
•    Sharing knowledge with SIC, coaching; and 
•    Any other duties assigned by their manager



•    Meets all FAA requirements to serve as Pilot-In-Command
•    Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with English Proficiency Endorsement in that category aircraft
•    Minimum of 4,000 hours flight time
•    Minimum of 2,000 hours in multi-engine time 
•    Minimum of 2,000 hours pilot-in-command time
•    Minimum of 1,000 hours pilot-in-command multiengine turbine time
•    Meet all currency requirements regarding instrument flight time and night landings prior to flying any required trips. 
•    Be able to pass an instrument competency check in the category of aircraft to be flown. 
•    2 years previous experience operating business or airline flying
•    First Class FAA Medical Certificate (renewed annually/semi-annually if Int’l qualified)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Middletown
Nearest Secondary Market: Poughkeepsie

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