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B407/AS350 - Fire/Utility Pilot

Hillsboro, OR 97124
United States

Minimum Flight Hours Required
Not Applicable
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Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Heavy Travel

Job Description

The Position

The two (2) positions offered will cover an AS350B3e with BLR upgrades and a B407 Eagle for wild-land firefighting activities and/or various utility operations. These high-performance Type 3 aircraft have been extremely busy the last couple of years as CWN platforms performing bucket, cargo, repeater, PSD, recon and Helco missions. Other potential operations may include moving drills, seismic exploration, various lift projects and survey work. Hillsboro Aviation will guarantee 90 workdays (between mid May to mid Sept. - exact dates tbd) which will be paid as a salary throughout the season.

Job Responsibilities / Duties

The pilot will cover the assigned aircraft during the summer season (starting mid May - exact dates tbd) initially out of Hillsboro, OR.

Travel, accommodation and per diem are covered by Hillsboro Aviation. The USFS and DOI contracts will be operated on a 12 on 2 off or 12 on 12 off schedule. Other utility operations will be scheduled to meet the needs of the project. If operated on a 12 on 2 off schedule, occasionally longer breaks to travel back home may be arranged based on helicopter operations and relief pilot availability.

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.

Job Requirements


  • COM or ATP certificate with Rotorcraft Helicopter Rating
  • Current medical (class 2 or class 1)
  • Ability to legally work in the U.S.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Minimum 10 hours of AS350 PIC/B407 time respectively within the last 12 months
  • Meet interagency carding requirements for 2023

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Current or previous DOI/USFS carded in AS350/B407 respectively
  • Additional experience in B407/AS350 respectively and/or B206
  • Instrument rating
  • Current Passport
  • Current driver license with clean driving record


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Wellness benefits, including alternative care and lifestyle discounts
  • 401(k) + match
  • Monthly team building events, including BBQs and happy hours (headquarters and in the field)

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).