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Sanford Health Helicopter Pilot (IFR) - Sanford AirMed - FT Day / Night / Weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Facility: Heliport
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1305 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $37.50 - $62.00

Department Details

This position is Flying an EC-145 working 12 hour shifts. Seven on seven off, rotating day/night, 3 days then 3 nights. Must maintain 240 pounds fully dressed. Must have 100 night flying hours.

Job Summary

Licensed helicopter pilot who is assigned to Sanford Air Transport and has received orientation to the flight team. The pilot is responsible for helicopter flight missions requested by Sanford. Rotor wing pilots must comply with applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Skillful pilot and IFR qualified. The pilot is directly responsible for all operations pertaining to the safe efficient conduct of the flight from initial dispatch until termination of the flight.

Good working knowledge of the company Operations Manual, Federal Aviation Regulations, Operations Specifications, Aircraft Flight Manual, and any other requirements pertinent to specific flights. Demonstrate interdisciplinary skills when working with team members. Effective critical thinking skills to problem solve and immediately respond to changing environments.

Specific individuals in this role may be used as the Relief Pilot. The Relief Pilot will provide pilot coverage at all Sanford Air Transport RW bases, including Bemidji, MN; Fargo, ND; Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. Schedule will vary from month-to-month.

Pilots must maintain a weight of 240 pounds or less when fully dressed in uniform. May be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and on-call. On-call and vacation shifts will shared by all pilots.


Completed training to possess at least a Commercial Certificate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a Rotorcraft Helicopter and an Instrument rating. An Airline Transport Pilot rating is preferred.

Possess at least a current second class medical certificate, must be current in commercial and instrument flying. The pilot must have successfully completed an approved training program and passed an FAA check ride Part 135 before flying as Pilot In Command on patient missions.

Minimum of 2,000 helicopter flight hours.

Possess a current commercial rotorcraft-helicopter certificate with an instrument rating which will be tracked and verified by Sanford Air Med Rotor Wing Director of Operations. Possess a current second class medical certificate.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

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Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0118391
Job Function: Facilities and General Services
Featured: No