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Director Of Operations (DO)

Lohman Helicopter LLC
406 Burrell Ave, N23 P.O. Box 976
Lewiston, ID 83501
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Employment Type
Minimum Certification Required
Commercial Pilot
Minimum Flight Hours Required

Job Description

Lohman Helicopter is seeking a qualified, dependable, driven Director of Operations possessing a positive attitude and superior communication and customer service skills. Successful candidates will have strong background  with previous experience as either a Chief Pilot or Director of Operations as well as a solid work ethic. Must have experience in Fire Fighting or Powerline/Utility work, as well as extensive external load experience.  Competitive Salary, great medical benefits and bonuses.

The Part 135 Direction of Operations (DO) is responsible to the company President for flight operations conducted by crewmembers under Part 135, including the training of these personnel.

Position Description:

•Develop, distribute and maintain the Company's General Operations Manual (GOM) and recommend additional policies and procedures as they relate to safety and maintenance of the company's Part 135 aircraft and operations.

•Develop and maintain the Operations Specifications for Part 135 Operations and coordinates with the FAA for approval.  Doesn’t the FAA do this part?

•Coordinate recommendations for the Safety Management System (SMS) with the Company's President and Director of Safety.

•Ensure flight operations comply with applicable FAR’s, other federal and state requirements, and company policies and procedures.

•Develops standards for operational performance, personnel qualifications, and quality assurance and participates in aircrew member recruiting and selection process.

•Collaborate with the Director of Maintenance (DOM) to review all major aircraft repairs or modifications to Company owned, leased, or managed aircraft and ensure coordination with FAA as required.

•Coordinate with DOM and Chief Pilot to ensure maintenance and flight operations are fully coordinated and provide planning and execution support for training, ferry flights, and operational checks.

•Coordinate with DOM and Chief Pilot to forecast mission requirements, aircraft availability, scheduled services, off-site deployment support, aircraft inspections, and mission skills currency.

•Establish and adhere to flight operations reporting procedures IAW FAA mandated requirements and Lohman management; ensure accurate and timely reports to all applicable government agencies.

•Serves as the Company's agent/signatory for issuance and receipt of all Operations Specifications. 

Compensation $ 100K DOE, Full benefits package included.


Please email resume to:  tami@lohmanhelicopter.com

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted.  Applicants that do not qualify will not receive a response.


No phone calls please.

Job Requirements


•Must meet all requirements listed in 14 CFR Part 119.71(b) as applicable.

•Must be qualified with 3 of the last 6 years experience in Part 135 aircraft.

•Experience with Bell 407, 205, 212 and MD600 aircraft.

•Must have a current or previous FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate (or higher) with Instrument Rating.

•Must have current Class 2 or higher FAA medical.

•Must have excellent verbal and written communications and management skills with record of working well with co-workers.

•Must have excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications (Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

•Must be able to prepare and articulate programs to the FAA, the company leadership, other government agencies, and commercial customers.

•Must have excellent liaison skills for coordinating company requirements with the FAA and other government agencies.

•Must have strong comprehension skills to quickly adapt and implement changes in a complex and dynamic civil aviation environment.

•Must have strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task for assisting management in identifying, assessing, and implementing new flight initiatives.
Employer Contact Information
Lohman Helicopter LLC
Tami Hutchison
406 Burrell Ave, N23 P.O. Box 976
Lewiston ID 83501
United States

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