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Chief Pilot

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 12/1/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-18064

Position Overview:

Provide tactical guidance and personnel leadership with regards to Pilots, Flight Attendants and Dispatchers.
• Participates in the development and implementation of flight policies and guidelines. Provides management with periodic reports and approves department expenditures. Must meet all requirements for Captain. May function as a flight crew member (flight time typically minimum of 50% to maximum of 75% of the average line pilot flight workload). May include operations management. Note: Incumbents who are single rated and exclusively piloting turboprop engine aircraft (or smaller) should not be matched to this position.
• Ensures operational compliance with federal and local regulations, as well as the company's policies and procedures
• Financial and business leadership for the short- and long-term health of the Aviation Department
• Provide business decisions to support the Strategic Business Plan in liaison with the Aviation leadership team
• Participates in the development and implementation of flight policies and guidelines.

Function Specific Activities:


  • Interprets and makes decisions involving scheduling, general business issues, crew and aircraft assignment, and budgetary control over scheduling the use of several aircraft and flight crews
  • Responsible for developing policies, programs, and strategies for allocation of flight crew resources to maximize utilization and meet company needs
  • Monitors the aviation industry through benchmarking and evaluation of peer departments
  • Assists with monitoring overall operations to ensure the highest level of aviation safety
  • Responsible for the personnel management of the aircraft dispatchers and flight attendants
  • Develops, coordinates and implements necessary security measures to ensure the safety and security of all aircraft, facilities, and passengers.
  • Assists Safety Manager in the implementation of the Company's Emergency Response Plan in the event of an aircraft accident or incident
  • Develop and reviews proposals, makes recommendations and coordinates opportunities in partnership with the GM Aviation/DOM/Safety Mgr. and other internal stakeholders  
  • Recommends and coordinates the acquisition of new aircraft, including the definition of aircraft specifications, and the active oversight of aircraft completion, and entry into service
  • Develop and manage annual operating expense and capital budgets for the aviation operations function
  • Makes recommendations for aircraft technology improvements; creates and manages the associated capital projects to completion
  • Coordinates and recommends the sourcing and approval for staffing contracts

Must meet all requirements for Captain and function as a flight crew member:

  • Functions as the pilot-in-command for assigned aircraft.
  • Has direct responsibility for the safety of passengers and crew and the comfortable, timely operation of the aircraft
  • Supervises the flight crew. Ensures that all flight and ground operations comply with federal aviation regulations
  • Analyses weather conditions with the first officer and makes decisions regarding possible delays, rerouting or flight cancellations
  • Determine flight routes, speed, and take-off and landing times to fulfill scheduling requirements. Make decisions regarding possible delays, rerouting or flight cancellations.
  • Arranges alternate transportation for passengers if their flight schedule is affected

People Development:

  • Lead, coach, motivate and develop local and diverse talent in Aviation to develop future leaders for the business
  • Partners with HR to build capabilities in the Aviation function
  • Provides leadership to members of the Operations Team, including appropriate performance management and robust development of all team members through effective coaching, delegation, and training
  • Coordinates the schedules for training programs for operations staff to assure that all personnel and operations activities exceed all applicable FAA requirements, and meet or exceed ISBAO/Best Practices standards
  • Serves as a consultant for training of non-aviation associates to improve knowledge and understanding
  • Coaches, motivates, and helps talent learn and grow by providing feedback and mentoring
  • Encourages teams to look to multiple sources to identify and reinforce leading practices
  • Educates teams on the importance of anticipating customer needs and measuring outcomes

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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