NAC Director of Crew Standards and Pilot Development Job at Northern Air Cargo LLC – 4.0 in Miami, FL

This position will be able to work from any of our locations in Anchorage, Miami or Seattle.


Northern Air Cargo is a subsidiary of Saltchuk Aviation and part of the Saltchuk family of companies. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable aviation services for our customers and create a place for employees to build long-term careers. Northern Air Cargo services customers in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, South America, and the Caribbean.

The Director of Standards & Pilot Development (DSPD) is responsible for setting, maintaining and improving pilot standards for all positions. The DSPD will accomplish this through program design, implementation, and oversight of all advanced learning programs within Flight Operations. The DSPD will identify advanced training needs for crewmembers based on the results of gap analysis, and then develop group or individual learning courses while operating within the training budget. The DSPD will oversee and/or conduct learning activities and curriculum development with an emphasis on Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) approval. The effort of the DSPD will have a direct impact of developing employee skill sets to improve flight standardization, work quality, productivity, and retention.

Responsible for developing data-based enhancements to the training syllabus

Responsible for monitoring the activities of the Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program and gatekeepers to ensure program effectiveness.

Responsible for the maintaining all Flight Operations Manuals in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), Advisory Circular’s (ACs), guidance, and company policy.

Responsible for assisting with all approved programs (i.e., Extended-range twin-engine operational performance standards (ETOPs)).

Responsible for assisting in onboarding new aircraft, new aircraft systems and modifications to existing systems.

Responsible for ensuring latest industry standards are considered and applied to programs and systems.

Responsible for monitoring changes to regulation and guidance by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Responsible for Safety Management System (SMS), creating Safety Risk Assessments (SRA)s and mitigating risk of hazards when developing new programs or changing existing program.

Lead initiatives to increase efficiency, reduce waste, streamline processes, and champions a philosophy of continuous improvement.

Administration and maintenance of software solutions utilized in crew training.

Interface/Coordinate program enhancements with Director of Safety, Manager of Training, Chief Pilot and Director of Operations.

Assist the Director of Operations with task responsibilities.

Other responsibilities as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); bachelor’s degree preferred.

Need type rating and at least 3 years pilot experience in a complex transport category aircraft.

Must have previous airline flight operations experience and a working knowledge of applicable FAR’s.

Must be proficient in computer-based environments including Microsoft Windows 2010, Microsoft Office Suite (including Power Point) and web browsers.

Must have proven organizational skills.

Must be extremely flexible due to daily changes in flight operational demands.

Must be a collaborative team player with strong interpersonal skills.

Previous flight training administration experience strongly preferred.

Previous Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) or heavy jet Captain (CA) experience strongly preferred.

Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.

Experience developing flight training courseware strongly preferred.


Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as government regulations, collective bargaining agreements, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from top management, crewmembers, subordinates, and outside agencies.


Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.


Most work requires normal physical effort.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk, see, or hear.

Manual dexterity is required for word processing, compiling reports or input for manuals, working with numeric data composing memoranda or other similar tasks.

The intent of this Description is to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities performed and results expected by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please email [email protected]

Northern Air Cargo (NAC) is part of Saltchuk which is a family of diversified transportation and distribution companies with a vision to serve our customers by being the best in North America. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our organization – in a work environment where anyone would be proud for their children to work. To learn more about either NAC or Saltchuk, please visit www.nac.aero or www.saltchuk.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

About the Company

Company: Northern Air Cargo LLC – 4.0

Company Location:  Miami, FL

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