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BK117 Helicopter Pilot Jobs in BC

Full-Time & Seasonal Summer Contract Positions Available…

Airbus BK117 B2 Yellowhead Helicopters Canada BC

Multiple Positions Still Available

Updated April 29, 2022

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In 2022, Yellowhead Helicopters has expanded their fleet with the addition of a couple BK117 B2 helicopters.  We are currently accepting applications for licensed BK117 pilots for both full-time and seasonal summer contract positions. These positions would be operationally controlled out of our Prince George, BC facility and will require travel to various work locations across Canada including locations in remote Northern BC.

Position Overview

Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. is looking for Pool Pilots that are experienced in at least one of the following areas: mineral exploration, seismic, or utility work. Reporting directly to our Chief Pilot and Director of Operations, these are full time or seasonal summer positions, which are available immediately. Postings will be flexible for residing location; however there is additional incentive offered for pilots willing to relocate to Prince George.

Experience Required:

For all positions, pilot must hold a Canadian commercial pilot license CPL (H); have endorsement on aircraft; valid Class 1 medical; strong understanding of the Canadian Air Regulations, excellent communication skills; ability to follow documented policies and procedures including pre-employment drug and alcohol test; and appropriate skills and experience listed by type below. Applicant must not have any criminal convictions that would restrict a foreign work visa.

Language of work: English

Requirements for Twin Engine, BK117 Pilots:

  • 500 hours minimum twin-engine helicopter PIC; 100 hours on type preferable;
  • Precision longline or Utilities experience an asset;
  • Mountain experience required;
  • Medium or Intermediate experience considered an asset.

Job Duties:

  • As a YHL Pilot you will be expected to uphold the professional image of the company by keeping your helicopter and company vehicles in clean condition and conducting yourself in a professional manner.
  • Responsible to complete the daily inspection prior to each flight assignment.
  • Check suitability of the weather prior to each flight assignment. This may be carried out online or on the phone.
  • Responsible to clean the aircraft and conduct a pre-flight inspection (Daily Inspection or “DI”) of the aircraft after each day’s flight assignment and to secure the aircraft at the end of each day (ie. Tie-down, covers, etc.)
  • Meet and communicate with the customer each morning regarding the day’s flight assignments and may also be required to be formal customer liaison at other times.
  • Prior to each flight ensure that the aircraft is ready to fly and is suitably-equipped for the mission (ie. Sling gear, water bucket, nets, etc.)
  • May be required to drop crews in the field and return to camp or remain in the field with the crews between flights.
  • Complete paperwork after each day’s flying assignment including Journey Log entries, Flight Tickets, Pilot Work Record, tracking paperwork, communicate with Engineer or with the Base with respect to anomalous operations and running aircraft times.
  • Carry out other duties assigned.

We offer:

  • Full time or contract.
  • Competitive pay scale with permanent positions $90,000 – $130,000 depending on skills and experience. Flight pay with 3-4 hours/day minimums.
  • Comprehensive benefit package including health, dental (including major and orthodontics), short and long-term disability, Employee and Family Assistance Program, life insurance, optional critical illness.
  • Group RRSP/DPSP matching program.
  • Best in the industry Pilot Training and indoctrination classes.

Who We Are:

Yellowhead Helicopters is a family owned and operated British Columbia based firm. Since 1975, YHL has been providing safe and efficient helicopter services to our clients from a base network located throughout British Columbia and Alberta. We are also well equipped to be able to mobilize on short notice and support our customers in remote locations across Canada. We service the Forestry, Mining & Petroleum, Utility, and Tourism industries. Our diversified fleet and varied flight missions allows for career progression.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to the principles of employment equity in all communities where we do business.

Applications are to be submitted to:
Human Resources
Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd.
4275 Hangar Rd.
Prince George, BC  V2N 4M6

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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