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Director of Quality Assurance

Alpine is accepting resumes from qualified and experienced individuals for our Director of Quality Assurance position.

The Director of Quality Assurance has overall responsibility for the Quality Assurance Program through quality, vision and leadership. This position develops objectives and drives quality processes throughout the company. This includes ensuring company-wide adherence to the Quality Program Manual that complies with Canadian Aviation Regulations and ensuring that each person charged with responsibility for certifying aeronautical products holds the appropriate and valid licensing.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the Director of Maintenance, Director of Operations, and various department managers to continually improve the quality system. As directed by the Director of Maintenace, you will serve as the primary liaison with Transport Canada for the Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO), Fleet Maintenance, and Flight Operations.

The position is located in West Kelowna BC, a prime location for those who want to be immersed in helicopter maintenance. The city not only offers a thriving hub for aviation professionals but also provides opportunity for work-life balance through its sun-soaked lakeshores, charming agricultural vistas, and easy access to urban amenities. Living and working in West Kelowna seamlessly combines the thrill of working with helicopters with the unparalleled beauty of the Okanagan, making it an unbeatable win-win situation for professionals in the field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Attention to detail is a critical skill.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills to interpret information, and identify specific areas that require further investigation, action etc.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Assertiveness and ability to coordinate activities with others, obtain your cooperation and support.
  • Knowledge of user and/or customer experience.
  • Experience reviewing Helicopter operations and Canadian Air Regulations.
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills to follow through on specific file matters, ensure timeliness, comprehensiveness and accuracy of report contents.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with aviation professionals and to obtain or clarify information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Clean record and compliance with the Aeronautic Act.
  • Provide an acceptable driver’s

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

  • Relevant education or trade such as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer certification and/or combination of education and related experience.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous work experience in the field of aviation and quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, whether gained through supervisory or managerial roles, or through other relevant experiences such as team projects, community involvement, or organizational leadership.
  • Experience writing reports and interpreting standards.
  • Experience in a QA/SMS role within the aviation industry is considered an asset.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

With an expanding fleet and exciting new industry opportunities, Alpine currently operates a fleet of 40 helicopters, across seven bases in British Columbia and Alberta. Alpine Helicopters currently operates Bell 206L3’s, Bell 407’s, AS350B3E’s and Bell 212HP’s. We strive to offer exciting and dynamic opportunities in the Canadian rotary wing business, with year-round operations specializing in heli-skiing, fire-fighting, utility mining, mountain rescue and heli-tourism.

We are proud to be known as a Western Canadian leader in the helicopter charter industry with safety at the forefront of all of our decision-making. Alpine’s number one resource is our human capital and our culture would not be what it is today without our people. We care about the safety and well-being of our employees and provide a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive medical, dental and disability insurance, plus an RRSP matching program, employee profit sharing plan and employee assistance program.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified applicants should address their resume, cover letter and drivers abstract to Scott Hayward, Director of Maintenance at HR@alpinehelicopters.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Alpine Helicopters is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all interested and qualified candidates. 

Bell 407 and/ or Bell 212 Pilots

Alpine is accepting resumes from qualified Bell 407 and/ or 212 Pilots for long-term, year round, full-time positions as well as contract opportunities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide comprehensive and safe rotary-wing services to Alpine’s clients, in accordance with the Company Operations Manual, Safety Management System Manual, and CARS.
  • Participate in our Safety Management System Program.
  • Help liaise with clients to ensure contract requirements are met.
  • Maintain documents and equipment while working with the helicopter

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 2,000 hours PIC.
  • Precision long-lining experience.
  • Knowledge of Transport Canada’s regulations.
  • Team player who can work well with the complement of company crew members.
  • Strong communication and customer relations skills.
  • Punctual for scheduled flights.
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Valid Transport Canada Category 1, medical certificate.
  • Canadian Commercial Pilot License Helicopter.
  • Endorsed on the Bell 407 and/ or Bell 212 helicopter.
  • 2,000 hours of flight experience as Pilot in Command, accident-free.
  • Provide an acceptable drivers abstract.

This is a safety-sensitive position requiring a confirmed negative Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Test.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

With an expanding fleet and exciting new industry opportunities, Alpine currently operates a fleet of 40 helicopters, across seven bases in British Columbia and Alberta. Alpine Helicopters currently operates Bell 206L3’s, Bell 407’s, AS350B3E’s and Bell 212HP’s. We strive to offer exciting and dynamic opportunities in the Canadian rotary wing business, with year-round operations specializing in heli-skiing, fire-fighting, utility mining, mountain rescue and heli-tourism.

We are proud to be known as a Western Canadian leader in the helicopter charter industry with safety at the forefront of all of our decision-making. Alpine’s number one resource is our human capital and our culture would not be what it is today without our people. We care about the safety and well-being of our employees and provide a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive medical, dental and disability insurance, plus an RRSP matching program, employee profit sharing plan and employee assistance program.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified applicants should address their resume, cover letter and drivers abstract to David Hauber, Chief Pilot at HR@alpinehelicopters.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Alpine Helicopters is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all interested and qualified candidates. 

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

Alpine is looking to hire FULL-TIME Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who have a Transport Canada approved Bell 212 and/ or 407 endorsement.

These full-time positions will require the employee to work at their assigned home base and participate in rotational field tours, as operational demands require. The home base locations are flexible and can include any of Alpine’s following base locations:

  • Kelowna, BC
  • Golden, BC
  • Calgary, AB
  • Canmore, AB

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must hold a valid Transport Canada AME M license;
  • Possess a valid class 5 driver’s license with an acceptable drivers abstract;
  • Solid knowledge of Canadian Air Regulations;
  • Strong troubleshooting and time management skills;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to multitask, handle changing priorities under pressure with limited supervision;
  • Working in a safety-oriented atmosphere with the ability to make sound and safe decisions while following documented policies and procedures;
  • A mature approach to work by taking ownership and responsibility if stressful situations should arise;
  • Willingness to mentor younger upcoming engineers.

ADDITIONAL ASSETS:

  • Component overhaul experience
  • A valid S OR E license
  • Endorsements on Bell 206L and AS350Be aircraft
  • Valid passport with the ability to travel when needed
  • A United States A&P license
  • Must not have criminal convictions that would restrict a foreign work visa

This is a Safety Sensitive Position requiring a confirmed negative Pre-Employment Drug Test.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

With an expanding fleet and exciting new industry opportunities, Alpine currently operates a fleet of 40 helicopters, across seven bases in British Columbia and Alberta. Alpine Helicopters currently operates Bell 206L3’s, Bell 407’s, AS350B3E’s and Bell 212HP’s. We strive to offer exciting and dynamic opportunities in the Canadian rotary wing business, with year-round operations specializing in heli-skiing, fire-fighting, utility mining, mountain rescue and heli-tourism.

We are proud to be known as a Western Canadian leader in the helicopter charter industry with safety at the forefront of all of our decision-making. Alpine’s number one resource is our human capital and our culture would not be what it is today without our people. We care about the safety and well-being of our employees and provide a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive medical, dental and disability insurance, plus an RRSP matching program, employee profit sharing plan and employee assistance program.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified applicants should address their resume, cover letter and drivers abstract to Scott Hayward, Director of Maintenance at HR@alpinehelicopters.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Alpine Helicopters is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all interested and qualified candidates. 

Grimshaw and/ or High Level Base Manager

Alpine is accepting resumes for a permanent, full-time Base Manager for our Northern Alberta bases.

SUMMARY:

Residing in either Grimshaw or High Level, Alberta, the Base Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the bases. This includes the safety of operations, coordination of customer bookings, coordination of required aircraft maintenance, as well as leadership and management of flight crew and engineering staff. In addition, the Base Manager will take the lead in establishing themselves as a company spokesperson in the community through community and customer relations. This individual will be supported to foster the inclusion of the local Indigenous, territorial and provincial partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of aircraft, flight crew and engineering staff.
  • Control the safety of operations originating from the Grimshaw and/or High Level bases.
  • Report any potential hazards or safety concerns that are outside of the Base Managers control to the Director of Operations and the Company Safety Manager.
  • Coordinate base audits: act as primary point of contact for auditor, draft and communicate responses to audit findings, and oversee the resolution of audit findings.
  • Ensure base facilities and assets are maintained in good state of repair.
  • Determine Base resource needs and plan appropriately.
  • Schedule aircraft based on customer needs, assigning flight and maintenance crew based on appropriate qualifications and skills.
  • Ensure crew schedule is kept up to date and ensure all travel arrangements for out of town jobs are made.
  • Work closely with other Base Managers on aircraft and personnel resource sharing.
  • Approve all base expenditures and crew expense reports.
  • In conjunction with the Human Resources Manager, responsible for evaluating the work performance of Direct Reports and for resolving employee issues and grievances.
  • Initiate customer contract negotiation/ re-negotiation (in conjunction with Director of Operations, CFO and Director of Business Development).
  • Provide quotes for aircraft in accordance with company pricing index.
  • Handle resolution of customer enquiries and complaints.
  • Grow customer base, maintain customer relations and act as company spokesperson.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills needed to support shared management responsibilities.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines with accuracy and confidence.
  • Team player that can thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to provide an acceptable driver abstract.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Related management experience;
  • Experience working in the aviation industry;
  • Experience as either a Helicopter Pilot or Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

Remuneration is based on experience and qualifications. A relocation package will be provided, if applicable.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

With an expanding fleet and exciting new industry opportunities, Alpine currently operates a fleet of 40 helicopters, across seven bases in British Columbia and Alberta. Alpine Helicopters currently operates Bell 206L3’s, Bell 407’s, AS350B3E’s and Bell 212HP’s. We strive to offer exciting and dynamic opportunities in the Canadian rotary wing business, with year-round operations specializing in heli-skiing, fire-fighting, utility mining, mountain rescue and heli-tourism.

We are proud to be known as a Western Canadian leader in the helicopter charter industry with safety at the forefront of all of our decision-making. Alpine’s number one resource is our human capital and our culture would not be what it is today without our people. We care about the safety and well-being of our employees and provide a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive medical, dental and disability insurance, plus an RRSP matching program, employee profit sharing plan and employee assistance program.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified applicants should address their resume and cover letter to Todd Johnson, Director, of Business Development and send to HR@alpinehelicopters.com.

 Alpine Helicopters is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all interested and qualified candidates. 

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