Chief Pilot

Chief Pilot
Thunder Bay or Sioux Lookout
As per operational requirements
Flight Operations
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated Training Start
Deadline To Apply
Until Filled

Job Summary

The Chief Pilot is responsible for the professional standards of the flight crews under his or her authority and will be based out of YQT or YXL. 

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 Manager, 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 have 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 meet the minimum qualifications listed under CARs 725.07(2)(b) 
  • Must hold a valid Transport Canada License and Medical.
  • Must have legal right to live and work in Canada.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. 
  • 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. 
  • Excellent computer skills, MS-Office preferable, proficient in use of internet and email 
  • Able to work in a team environment, as well as unsupervised. 
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times. 
  • The ability to communicate in Oji-Cree or Ojibway is an asset.  
Preferred Experience
  • Graduated from an Aviation College degree or diploma program. 
  • Two crew multi-engine turbine. 
  • Flight Management System (FMS)and/or glass cockpit. 
  • Northern Ontario flight operations. 
  • Previous aviation supervisory or training roles. 
  • Able to work in team environment, as well as unsupervised. 
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. 
Working Conditions
  • Travel is required. 
  • Flexible working conditions as required. 
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift or move up to 20lbs. 
  • Manual dexterity is required to use desktop computers and peripherals. 


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

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