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Utility Helicopter Pilot

Rosemead, CA 91770
United States

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Job Description


Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.

Highly-motivated; likes challenge; collaborative; committed to delivering high quality work… Did we describe you? Read on…

Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. We are an industry leader that is designing new and innovative ways to meet our customer’s needs. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the challenge of working on key industry changing projects. We need your good ideas and your contributions to remain a leader in this industry.

About Aircraft Operations…

The Aircraft Operations department plays a vital role in the construction and maintenance of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) transmission, distribution, and hydroelectric infrastructure. The department operates a fleet of single- and twin-engine aircraft to conduct circuit patrols, external load operations, crew support, surveys, employee transportation, and many other critical services that help power SCE’s business objectives.

The job…

The Utility Helicopter Pilot reports directly to the Chief Pilot. The successful candidate will provide aerial support in Company aircraft to all business units, which includes passenger transport, line patrols, external loads, and photo flights.

The day to day…

  • Research flight details for assigned missions review scored risk mitigation assessment, including performance planning, and perform pre-flight inspection of Company aircraft.
  • Conduct assigned routine missions in Company aircraft, including line patrols, passenger transport, photo flights, positioning flights, external loads, and other missions as required, complying with all applicable federal and state aviation regulations and Company policies and procedures.
  • Complete all flight-related documentation accurately and timely, including flight sheets, duty records, incident reports, daily helicopter flight report, and any other required records.
  • Conduct comprehensive safety briefings for all flight and ground personnel as required, prior to start of mission.
  • Plan and conduct missions in accordance with department and Company requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain currency on all mandatory training required to meet flight proficiency, compliance with Company-required training, and participation in safety-related activities.
  • Assist management with flight-related projects and other duties as required, including timekeeping and expense reports.
  • Demonstrates company values through decisions and actions.
  • Creates and maintains a safety conscious work environment by leading and influencing others to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Job Requirements

Qualifications you need…

  • Minimum of 3,000 total flight hours as a helicopter Pilot in Command.
  • Minimum of 200 flight hours as a helicopter Pilot in Command in elevations above 5,000 feet.
  • Utility/construction related flight experience.
  • FAA Rotorcraft Commercial License.
  • Current Class II FAA Medical certificate.
  • Experience as a Pilot in Command in one or more of the following helicopters: AS350, Bell 429, and/or Bell 205.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Minimum of 300 flight hours of helicopter external load experience.
  • Experience with frequent decision making that has major impact on lives, including significant operational and financial impact.
  • Experience providing support to customer base.
  • Experience researching flight details for assigned missions (including weather conditions from point of departure, along the route, and point of arrival, and any restricted flight areas), review scored risk mitigation assessment, including performance planning, and perform pre-flight inspection of aircraft.
  • Experience conducting assigned routine missions in aircraft, including line patrols, passenger transport, photo flights, positioning flights, external loads, and other missions while complying with all applicable federal and state aviation regulations.
  • Experience in all flight-related disciplines as well as the ground support discipline in conjunction with certain flight assignments.
  • Ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.
  • Ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks appropriately, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.
  • Effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.
  • Strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

Other details that will set you up for success…

  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable profession, business, or technical discipline.
  • RW commercial license with instrument rating or a valid RWATP.
  • Preference given to extensive experience in AS350 and Bell medium helicopters.
  • Human External cargo or “short haul” experience a plus.

You should know…

  • Testing will be required as part of the selection process for this position.
  • Position will be based in Chino, CA. Relocation assistance may be offered.
  • This position requires you to be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
  • We offer a fantastic Total Rewards Package that includes things like a wide selection of health plans, preventative health reimbursement, 401(k) savings plan with company match and automatic company contributions, tuition reimbursement, professional development, volunteer programs, employee assistance program, electric service discount, and many more perks.
  • Regular non-represented and represented full-time and part-time employees with at least 18 months in their current position (as of the Application Date) are eligible to apply for this job. The 18-month residency requirement may only be waived with the employee’s Business Unit Vice President’s written approval. All positions are awarded at will.

Why Edison?

The people here at Edison don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We are fueling the kind of innovation that is changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. You’ll have a chance to grow your career and make a difference in the world.

SCE serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. As a company, we have big dreams and we know nothing big is ever accomplished alone. Join one of the nation’s leading electric utilities in making sure California, and all of us who live here, shine bright.

At SCE we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.