Are you a helicopter pilot looking to make a difference in the world of public health? Are you looking to join an amazing organization that values people, the planet, and doing the right thing? Then keep reading to learn more about Clarke's Lead Pilot opportunity!
Working out of our office in Roselle, Illinois, the Lead Pilot will provide contract mosquito and aquatic herbicide control services to Clarke’s customers in the Midwest via targeted aerial application from April – October each year. Aerial applications will be made in high traffic areas while safely working around controlled and uncontrolled airports.
You’ll be expected to:
· Maintain full compliance with F.A.A. regulations in all required areas for Clarke operations in Illinois and other states of operations, including log books, licenses, congested area flight plans and communication with local air traffic control.
· Perform routine calibration, swath testing, and characterization of all spray gear equipment for precise application of products within label guidelines.
· Install, operate and maintain multiple sets of spray gear for variety of applications including granular, ULV and high volume.
· Ensure that chemical inventory is maintained such that shortages do not occur and contract requirements are met. Keeps management team and other staff informed of chemical status and usage.
· Utilize and maintain knowledge of innovative technology within Clarke aircraft to comply with customer contract requirements; i.e. GPS swath guidance systems, flying “the light bar”, and drone technology
· Review sites and maps on a cyclic basis to account for any changes or issues within the communities treated with Clarke’s GIS Department.
· Perform other flight activities including aerial surveys to develop operational maps, Gypsy Moth applications, other agricultural applications, photography missions, etc
· Perform preflight activities to prevent and troubleshoot maintenance problems. Work closely with local contract maintenance facilities and assist with tracking and daily routine maintenance, and inspections including 100 hour.
· Maintain all spray gear systems for maximum performance, precision, and reliability. Assist in the development and evaluation of new spray systems, or modifications to existing systems.
· Responsible for the routine cleaning and care of the aircraft and spray equipment.
· Work closely with the maintenance staff to implement annual maintenance schedules and usage plan for aircraft.
· Maintain Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio pesticide aerial application licenses for mosquito control, and all other required operational categories. Obtain other state spray license credentials, as required, to meet market demand.
· Prepare annual pilot history for insurance policy renewal, and assist with policy application.
· Participates in and facilitates coordination of Emergency Response as needed or requested.
· Assist with general administrative activities such as; development of annual budget, year end reports and maintenance of records and documents pertaining to operational activities and trainings.