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Berry Aviation, Inc. San Marcos, Texas

Position:  Assistant Chief Pilot (EMB-120 Fleet)
Location:  San Marcos, TX
Job Id:  157
# of Openings:  1

Assistant Chief Pilot (EMB-120 Fleet)-San Marcos
About Us
Berry Aviation, Inc. (BAI) is a trusted leader in private aviation, with a portfolio of services that includes Government, Private Charter, Scheduled and On-Demand Freight, Maintenance, and FBO operations. BAI was formed in 1983 in Austin, Texas. Shortly thereafter, in 1987, BAI extended its aviation services by becoming a Department of Defense CARB Approved Air Carrier with worldwide operating authority and has provided specialty aviation services to various branches of the U.S. Military and other U.S. Government organizations. BAI conducts CONUS and OCONUS operations with a fleet of over 31 aircraft, with past and current OCONUS operations including, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Johnston Island, Afghanistan, Peru, and Africa.
Our customers include all branches of the U.S. Military, Fortune 500 companies, NASCAR teams, and other Part 135 and 121 Air Carriers. BAI has twice been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Award for Excellence. BAI has grown into a dynamic, customer-focused company with the knowledge, experience and manpower to operate on short notice with turnkey safe aviation services. All flight operations are conducted by comprehensively trained and experienced pilots working closely alongside our 24-hour dispatch personnel to maintain a thorough emphasis on safety and on-time arrivals.
We are experiencing continued success and growth as BAI is always expanding our operations into new markets. Services are provided with the utmost security and safety measures.
Berry Aviation, Inc. is a privately held certified small business employing approximately 250+ employees. Today the corporate headquarters that oversees the worldwide operation is located at the San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) 1807 Airport Drive San Marcos, TX 78666.
SUMMARY OF POSITION: (Concise Overview):
The Assistant Chief Pilot (ACP) EMB-120 is responsible for assisting the Chief Pilot with the performance of EMB-120 flight crews to ensure safe, cost effective, and reliable operations in accordance with established company policies, FAA Regulations and Berry Aviation Inc. expectations.  The ACP (EMB-120) shall have a full understanding of the operation with an emphasis on safe operating practices, flight standards, and excellent customer service. The incumbent shall maintain qualification as PIC, Instructor Pilot, and Check Pilot in the EMB-120 aircraft and simulator.

  • Responsible for monitoring staffing levels and making staffing recommendations.
  • Responsible for ensuring all aircraft are provisioned with all equipment and data necessary for operation (e.g., aircraft equipment, manuals, checklists, weight and balance data, etc.).
  • Maintains currency, flight proficiency, and conducts revenue flight operations in the role of both PIC and SIC in the EMB-120 aircraft.
  • Maintains currency and proficiency as a company Instructor Pilot and Check pilot for both the EMB-120 aircraft and flight simulator.
  • Assists Chief Pilot and Program Managers with the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, counseling, and termination of EMB-120 pilots.
  • Assists the Chief Pilot in EMB-120 pilot disciplinary matters.
  • Functions as primary Subject Matter Expert (SME) and works with technical writing staff to provide content for EMB-120 manuals, checklists, or other documents.
  • Exercises oversight and mentorship to ensure EMB-120 pilot’s compliance with flight standards policies and procedures and safe operating practices.
  • Assists dispatch personnel in crew selection and pairing, flight operational decision-making, and provides solutions for technical issues that arise in the course of flight operations.
  • Evaluates and documents non-routine operational occurrences (IHD Reports, other reports).
  • Monitors SIC performance and provides pilot upgrade recommendations.
  • Assists the Training Dept. with outsourced training provider oversight and audits.
  • Participates in the development of new programs related to the EMB-120 aircraft.
  • Conducts research and development of policies and procedures for compliance with new FAA and industry requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.
(Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Licenses & Certifications)
  • Must hold ATP certificate and Class I FAA Medical
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
  • Must possess a working knowledge of FAA policy and guidance documents
  • Must have demonstrated leadership abilities, interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Must possess a valid U.S. Passport and the ability to travel unrestricted
  • Previous experience as Assistant Chief Pilot, Chief Pilot, or related air carrier management experience or military equivalent
  • Previous air carrier experience as aircraft and/or simulator instructor and check airman or military equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience with CRM, risk management, aviation safety programs, and development of standard operating procedures
  • Ability to travel extensively and conduct oversight activities at locations worldwide including austere environments
  • Ability to be available to work or be on call beyond normal office hours
(Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Requirements, office or working outside – conditions)
  • Office environment requiring the ability to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Field environment requiring the ability to conduct flight operational oversight activities including outdoors and in environmentally austere locations
  • Participation in significant physical lifting, pushing, and pulling activities related to aircraft loading and unloading.
Berry Aviation, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or harassment because of race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, special disabled veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. The Company will comply fully with all applicable state or local fair employment laws that forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of other protected characteristics. 
All new employees will be required to verify employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Berry Aviation participates in E-Verify.
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Our Address: Hours of Operation:
1807 Airport Drive, Mon. to Fri. 8am to 5pm
San Marcos, TX, USA 78666