Fixed Wing Pilot

Hiring POC

Richelle Covello

Website Intermountain Health

Job Description:

The Pilot-In-Command is responsible for safe and effective aircraft operations using methods and procedures established by Intermountain Life Flight and in compliance with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations.

Work for a proven hospital-owed based EMS organization that has been in business for 45 years! Great pay and outstanding benefits, along with generous incentives for extra days worked.

Starting Compensation Range: Approximately $106,000 to $142,000 base compensation opportunities.

Note: This all depends on the base pay years of experience, internal equity of team, variable pay opportunities based on location, and additional certifications.

Great Equipment:
Proline 21 equipped King Air 200
Citation CJ4 light jet.

More time at home:
Great work-life balance
Life Flight Operations Center based, 7 on 7 off schedule
12-hour shifts


All Life Flight pilots may be subject to certain work conditions while functioning in the full capacity of their position. These work conditions include, but are not limited to:
performance of essential job responsibilities in a static or moving aircraft with the potential to do so in an outdoor environment (inclement weather, extremes of temperature, steep terrain, back country, etc.),
exposure to noise, vibration, and dehydrating environment of an aircraft,
unpressurized helicopter flight at altitudes which may exceed 12,000 feet mean sea level (MSL),
unexpected depressurization of fixed wing at altitudes in excess of 25,000 feet MSL,
exposure to patients with known or unknown infectious disease in an enclosed space.

Life Flight pilots are required to participate in an on-going random DOT/FAA drug testing program.

Job Essentials
Accountable to safely and effectively operate Intermountain aircraft in accordance with federal regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations, and Intermountain policies.
Demonstrates effective, independent critical thinking process in preflight planning and aircraft operations.
Accountable for maintaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of aviation regulations, policies and procedures.
Communicates in an effective and timely manner with team members, communication specialists, and patient/family members. Coordinates and effectively communicates decision making process with team members where possible and appropriate.
Ensures that aircraft is clean and functioning appropriately. Maintains a safe environment for self, team members, and patients.
Evaluates transports according to Life Flight Quality Management criteria and guidelines as defined by service.
Actively seeks to develop self. Actively seeks to foster education and development of peers. Presents/participates in selected flight reviews. Participates in the education of team members. Serves as a resource to discuss transports, Life Flight operations, and/or other work-related questions/concerns/issues. Uses non-transport time for work-related/professional development activities.
Assists medical crewmembers, including: moving bags, assists on-loading and off-loading patients, replenishing aircraft oxygen, and other duties as needed.
As a Lead Pilot accountable for assisting with administering and managing satellite base functions and activities. Additional accountability for taking corrective action as necessary whenever deviations from established rules, procedures and policies have occurred.
As an Instructor Pilot and/or Check Pilot accountable for evaluating pilot flight performance, accurate and timely documentation and ongoing training program assessment and quality improvement.
As Safety Representative accountable for monitoring safety issues, assisting with the oversight of and facilitating resolution to safety-related problems. Participates in Safety Committee review, implements best practice, provides training, and educates within their base or area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications
Fixed Wing Pilot in Command: Must hold an ATP certificate, Airplane multi-engine land rating. 3,000 flight hours in airplanes. 500 flight hours at night. 1,500 flight hours cross country. 200 flight hours instrument of which 100 in actual instrument. 1,000 flight hours in a multi-engine airplane. 500 flight hours in a turbine airplane.

Preferred Qualifications
Fixed Wing Pilot in Command: EMS Experience.
300 flight hours at night.
Actual Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) experience.
EMS Experience.
King Air 200 PIC time: 200 hours
Multi-turbine PIC time: 500 hours.
Ability to work rotating schedule including nights and weekends.

Physical Requirements:

Interact with others requiring the employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, and identify volume, tone, and quality of telecom signals.

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Support the weight of aviation and clinical equipment while transporting it. Push or pull portable equipment, including heavy items.

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Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items. Required to lift at least 50 lbs.

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May be expected to stand or sit in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

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Ascend and descend stairs to and from and off and on aircraft.

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Raise or lower an object from one level to another.

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Operate aviation equipment, tools, computers, and devices requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.

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See and read various monitors and documents.

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Transport oneself from place to place.

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Move around on hands and knees, including in small confined spaces within aircraft. Lower body by bending at the hips and the knees or to place body weight on one or both knees.

Anticipated job posting close date:



Life Flight Operations Center

Work City:

Salt Lake City

Work State:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$35.68 – $56.20

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers, and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Hiring POC: Richelle Covello

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