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Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: Akron, OH, US

Company: Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.


About the Position

Provide domestic & international air transportation for company executives in support of Goodyear's global business objectives. Responsible and accountable for the safe operation of company aircraft.

The job is technical in nature. The pilot is responsible for the safe operation of complex, high performance, jet aircraft. This requires both a high level of technical knowledge & aeronautical decision-making skills. Knowledge requirements include specific aircraft systems, avionics, flight management systems (FMS), aircraft emergency procedures, instrument flight procedures, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, international flight rules & company operating procedures. Each pilot is required to maintain proficiency in two different types of jet aircraft. The work environment is dynamic in nature, requiring immediate & proper decision-making while operating at a variety of locations from large metropolitan airports to smaller uncontrolled airfields. Direct contacts are made with the highest-level company executives, leaders of other companies, customers, & distinguished guests. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to react calmly and appropriately in a rapidly changing environment, and a professional demeanor which inspires confidence while promoting a favorable image of the company in both the business and aviation communities.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring safe air transportation for top level executives while adhering to all Federal, State, Local and Company regulations.
  • Maintain proficiency in G450 & G150 aircraft to provide the company with greater versatility in air services.  
  • Attains & maintains the highest level of knowledge & proficiency to safeguard company personnel & assets.
  •  Responsible for pre-flight planning including: analysis of aviation weather data, flight manual limitations, & calculating aircraft performance criteria. Pre-flight coordination is required with internal and external contacts such as passengers, dispatch, air traffic control & the aircraft maintenance staff. The ratio of time spent in flight planning to that of actual flying is about 2:1.
  • Other duties include semi-annual recurrent training to maintain proficiency & knowledge levels, attendance at professional & technical seminars, coordinating with maintenance to address aircraft equipment problems & various administrative duties.   


Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • FAA First Class Medical certificate required.
  • Airline Transport License (ATP) required.
  • FAA type rating in Gulfstream 150 and/or Gulfstream 450 preferred.
  • Valid U.S. Passport.
  • International flight experience preferred.
  • 3000 total flight hours.
  • 1000 hours Turbine flight time.
  • 500 hours of Turbine Pilot in Command time.
  • Knowledge of aircraft systems & avionics, aircraft emergency procedures, instrument flight procedures, FAA regulations, international flight rules, and IS-BAO/SMS.



Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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