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B407/AS350 - Fire/Utility Pilot

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

Minimum Flight Hours Required
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Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Heavy Travel

Job Description

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).


The Position

The scope of the initial contract(s) depend on your previous experience. Carded pilots can expect assignments to Exclusive Use contracts. Pilots newly carded through Hillsboro Aviation can expect to cover CWN fire contracts and USGS contracts. Pilots not yet carded can expect the assignments to utility / survey contracts. Work ethic, availability and scheduling flexibility are important factors to your success – for everything else, there is training available.



  • 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

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.


  • 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

  • Meet the requirement for FAR Part 135
  • 1500 hours RW PIC. 50 hours must be in one of the make/model of helicopters we operate
  • 100 hours of RW PIC time in the last 12-months. 10 hours shall be in one of the make/model of a helicopter we operate
  • 200 hours mountain flying experience

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Current interagency card
  • Firefighting and/or utility experience
  • PSD and/or torch qualification
  • Deep-snow landing and cold weather experience
  • Experience in multiple make/model of helicopters we operate
  • Previous vertical reference experience
  • Instrument rating
Hillsboro Aviation, Inc.
Franz Bergtold
3845 NE 30th Ave
Hillsboro OR 97124
United States
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