Chief Pilot

Chief Pilot
Thunder Bay
Full Time
Monday to Friday 8AM to 4:30PM
Flight Operations
Anticipated Start Date
As soon as possible
Deadline To Apply
September 21, 2022

Job Summary

The Chief Pilot is responsible for the professional standards of the flight crews under his or her authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for all aircraft types operated
  • Develop, maintain, and implement all required approved training programs for flight crews
  • Issue directives and notices to the flight crews as required
  • Determine the operational suitability and requirements of all aerodromes and routes served by the company
  • Action and distribute accident, incident, and other occurrence reports in accordance with regulation / policy
    • Assist in all assigned Flight Safety Accident/Incident investigations
  • Prompt reporting of all accidents, injuries, and incidents
    • SMS Reporting
  • Process and action Captain Trip Reports
  • Responsible for the supervision of the Assistant Chief Pilots and Flight Crew
  • Maintain current operations library and aircraft libraries and ensure they are up to date
  • Maintain personnel files including employment history, qualifications, seniority list, uniform purchase summary and memo tracking
  • Ensure all ACP authorizations are valid
  • Maintain lists of total number of crews required, per base, cross checked
  • Assume responsibilities as delegated by the Director of Flight Operations
  • Ensure that the monthly pilot schedule is developed while ensuring adequate flight crew availability
  • Liaise with pilot union and act and discipline flight crew as required
  • Ensure flight crew duties pertain to the Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Liaise with the Manger, Inflight Services
  • Responsible for hiring, termination and performance management of staff which includes timely completion of probationary and yearly performance assessments when due
  • Ensure that all staff has completed all mandatory company training
  • Perform and uphold Wasaya’s Customer Care Commitments to both internal and external customers
  • Any other related duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications


  • Must hold a valid Airline Transport Pilot License
    • A valid instrument rating and a type rating for at least one of the airplanes contained in the Wasaya Aircraft fleet
  • 3 years previous experience as Pilot in Command on HS74, DH8, ATR42 or equivalent
  • Must be qualified for line flying on one of the types of airplanes operated


  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Excellent teamwork and team building skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows applications is preferred
  • Thorough understanding of protocol within the region and of Wasaya policies and procedures
  • Able to plan and organize the activities of others
  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges or obstacles
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally always


  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs; Occasionally
  • Manual dexterity to use computer desktop and peripherals
  • Overtime as required
  • Extensive travel is required
  • Weekend work may be required
  • Ability to hold a RAIC


  • Matching contribution Pension Plan
  • Generous Benefit Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Flight Benefits
  • Employee & Family & Assistance Program


If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
Wasaya Airways LP
201 Kelner Pl.
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6V3
Fax: (807) 789-1645