Assistant Chief Pilot

Assistant Chief Pilot
Thunder Bay
Full Time
Monday to Friday 8AM to 4:30PM
Flight Operations
Deadline To Apply
Friday August 26, 2022

Job Summary

The Assistant Chief Pilot will report to the Chief Pilot and assist the Chief Pilot in managing the following areas below;

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and policies
  • Assist with the development and implementation of all required approved training programs for the flight crews
  • Draft, issue and manage compliance by pilots with directives and notices to the flight crews as required, including compliance with CARS and any additional regulatory obligations 
  • Determine the operational suitability and requirements of all aerodromes and routes served by the company
  • Initiate action and distribute SMS reports dealing with flight crews and obligations of the same to comply with company policies and related duties
  • Exercise administrative, managerial and supervisory control over pilots
  • Monitor the performance of pilots
  • Participate in interviewing, hiring and termination process of flight crew
  • Liaise with all company departments and outside agencies as required
  • Perform disciplinary actions as per Company Policy and Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Complete Chief Pilot duties as assigned
  • Assist with collective bargaining negotiations and compliance with collective agreement obligations
  • Assist in all assigned flight safety accident/incident investigations
  • Perform line checks and flight duties as required
  • Perform and uphold Wasaya’s Customer Care Commitments to both internal and external customers
  • Any other related duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications


  • 3 years Northern Operations experience is preferred
  • 2 years’ experience as a Pilot in Command on 705 aircraft is preferred
  • Current ATPL, Group 1 IFR
  • Current PPC on an aircraft currently operated by Wasaya Airways
  • Must have previous aviation supervisory experience
  • Ability to plan and organize the activities of others
  • Ability to maintain accurate and confidential records
  • Able to travel on short notice; overnight and out of town
  • Ability to communicate in Oji-Cree or Ojibway is an asset

Preference will be given to candidates with qualifications beyond the basic requirements:

  • Applicants who possess a Canadian ATPL
  • Applicants with two crew multi-engine turbine experience
  • Graduates from an Aviation College degree or diploma program
  • Applicants with commercial or military flight experience
  • Applicants with Flight Management System (FMS) and/or glass cockpit experience


  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Ability to lift to 30lbs
  • Overtime as required
  • Weekend work may be required
  • Some travel will be required
  • May be exposed to high levels of noise, dust, fumes, and oils
  • Indoor and outdoor work is required
  • Completion of a satisfactory criminal record check


  • Competitive Wages
  • 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