Corporate Pilot
Newport News, VA 
Posted 2 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Corporate Pilot
ID 2022-24292 Job Locations US-VA-Newport News Category Flight Type Full-Time FLSA Status Hidden (68975) Shift Rotating
Job Locations
US-VA-Newport News
Your Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced, FAA certified Corporate Pilot for our flight operations in Newport News, VA. Our ideal candidate embodies flight safety. Primary responsibilities include a safe, comfortable, reliable and legal operation of company aircraft in compliance with all applicable federal regulations as well as company policies, standards and procedures. Pilots in command of an aircraft are directly responsible for, and are the final authority, on the safe and legal operation of the aircraft.

Core Responsibilities
    Serve as a pilot in command or second in command for assigned flights. Responsible for providing the safe transportation of employees, customers, and guests through the operation of the company's jet fleet. This includes flight planning, monitoring aircraft performance, weather, routing, fuel requirement, airport requirements, air traffic control, and FAA regulations
  • Comply with schedules and other directives governing aircraft operations.
  • Ensure pre-flight inspections are performed.
  • Study weather conditions at destination, enroute, at alternate airports and departure points.
  • Prepare flight plans.
  • Ensure that flight and ground operations comply with federal aviation regulations.
  • Review and calculate aircraft weight and balance, fuel on board and performance charts.
  • Coordinate and monitor functions of all assigned crewmembers.
  • Make decision to start, delay or cancel flights or deviate from planned route or destination when necessary.
  • Represent the company at the executive level when dealing with business associates, officials and customers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties 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 to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years' of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Part 121 or Part 135/91 turbine/jet flight operations experience.
  • Minimum 2,000 hours total flight time, required.
  • Must be able to travel overnight, to domestic and international destinations, sometimes short notice.
  • International experience, a plus.
  • Excellent customer service & interpersonal skills.
  • Well organized and detail-oriented with an ability to multitask.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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