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Director of Aviation

Redding Aviation
Redding, CA
Close Date:  10/12/2023
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

We train and promote from within
Excellent low-cost health benefits
Retirement plan with employer-paid contributions
Paid vacation and 10 holidays

The Director of Aviation is a unique and seldom available opportunity to lead a team of highly qualified and professional pilots and maintenance personnel, and work with the country’s most significant private landowner and wood products manufacturer. The Flight Department operates and maintains a fleet of modern business aircraft, including Gulfstream G500, Hawker 4000’s, Pilatus PC24, and a Bell 429 helicopter. This position is based in Redding, California, located in the beautiful outdoor community of Shasta County. Shasta County is home to lakes, mountains, rivers, parks, hundreds of miles of trails, and a variety of other outdoor attractions, making this the perfect place to live, work, and play!

About The Position
• Ensure flight operation success, security, development, and strategic alignment in support of Company objectives
• Manage, schedule, and prioritize all flights in conformance with Company and FAA guidelines
• Lead and supervise a growing team of seven pilots and three maintenance personnel
• Develop, implement, and administer operating policies and procedures for all flight operations
• Establish and maintain standards for flight checks, safety procedures, and aircraft maintenance
• Coordinate all aircraft certification and training programs for pilots
• Evaluate new developments in aviation, including aircraft and equipment
• Assist in negotiating the cost of aircraft and equipment including purchase price, warranties and maintenance
• Monitor, manage, and report on operating costs and budgets for flight operations and hangar/facilities maintenance
• Ensure flight department compliance with all aviation regulations, security protocols, and airport requirements
• Represent the Company by demonstrating and promoting professionalism and exceptional customer service
• Build and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with management and regular passengers
• Pilot aircraft as needed to accommodate flight and pilot schedules

• 10 years of experience in the aviation industry, preferably managing private air transportation
• Experienced jet pilot with certifications, or ability to attain such, as needed to fly the Company’s fixed wing aircraft
• Broad aviation background including knowledge of FAA regulations, weather, and air traffic control
• Demonstrated skill in leadership, communication, and ability to inspire a team of aviation professionals
• Willingness to travel frequently, including occasional multi-day trips away from home

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it's a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan (including medical, dental, and vision) with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company-paid Life Insurance. Every year since 1979, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided an average of $500,000 in scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team,
please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Human Resources
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8001

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at:

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.
The general wage range for this position at Sierra Pacific Industries is from $200,000 to $300,000 per year, and is dependent upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to: relevant work experience, skill, knowledge, and/or education.

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

What does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing, third-generation family-owned, forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.

With nearly 6,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone! We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2.4 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. Sierra Pacific adheres to E-verify to verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation to complete the application process, please call 800-378-8001 or write to Sierra Pacific Industries at PO Box 496011, Redding, CA 96049.

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