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Hillsboro Aviation, Inc.
3845 NE 30th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97124
United States

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Job Description
The Position

Perform wildland fire fighting operations in a B205A1++. May assist in other projects or other duties as assigned. The schedule could be a 12 on/12 off or a 12 on/2 off. Work ethic, availability and scheduling flexibility are important factors.

Job Responsibilities / Duties

With support from the office, pilots are responsible for organizing and managing the daily requirements of the contract while representing Hillsboro Aviation in a professional manner. This includes the courteous interaction with our clients, operational preparation and executions of missions as well as the accurate and timely reporting of operationally related information. The appearance of the aircraft and equipment will reflect on the quality of our customer service; the pilot is responsible and will be actively involved in those efforts.

The Contract & Charter Division

Hillsboro Aviation’s contract & charter division provides services to the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Department of Interior (DOI), the Department of Defense (DoD), large national utility (powerline & infrastructure) and high-tech companies as well as smaller customers and individuals. The missions are ranging from Search and Rescue, Short Haul (Human External Cargo), construction support, firefighting, natural resource surveys, film/photo/news flights to Heli-Skiing. Our fleet is comprised of Bell 205A1++, Bell 407, Bell 407HP, Airbus AS350B3e, Bell 206, and Beechcraft King Air series.

About Hillsboro Aviation

Founded in 1980, Hillsboro Aviation offers complete helicopter and airplane services comprised of five divisions: contract & charter, aircraft sales & management, service center, FBO, and parts sales. Serving domestic and international markets in the government, commercial, and private sectors, we have over 85 employees and 14 turbine aircraft. Our new headquarter is located at the Portland-Hillsboro Airport (KHIO).

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 401K


Hillsboro Aviation is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
This job will remain open until filled. Please do not call regarding the status of your application.
Job Requirements


  • Commercial rotorcraft helicopter license
  • Current medical (class 2 or class 1)
  • Current driver license with clean driving record
  • Current passport
  • Restricted radio station license


Required Skills/Experience

  • 2500 hours RW PIC of which 100 hours in B205 (or similar)
  • 250 hours of vertical reference experience of which 50 hours in B205 (or similar)
  • Must meet interagency carding requirements (or be eligible for interagency waiver)

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Current interagency card listing B205 (or similar)
  • Recent flight and vertical reference time in B205A1++ within the last 12 months
  • Previous fire experience
  • Previous rappel experience
  • PSD and/or torch qualification
  • Deep-snow landing and cold weather experience
  • Experience in multiple make/model of helicopters we operate
  • Instrument rating

Hillsboro Aviation, Inc.
Greg Baik
3845 NE 30th Ave
Hillsboro OR 97124
United States