Pilot – Jet Aircraft

West Trenton, NJ, US
March 09 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: AVI000109

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. The Pilot operates jet aircraft in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with the Company aircraft schedule, operational directives and in accordance with International, Federal, State and Local laws and regulations; as well as the Company Flight Operations Manual.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Ensures that pre-flight duties are performed including aircraft inspection, accessing weather conditions, flight planning, aircraft cleanliness and provisions status, computing weight & balance and determining fuel load. 
  • Acts as Pilot-in-Command or Second-in-Command in specific aircraft. 
  • Completes other supplemental duties within the department, as assigned by the Chief Pilot. 
  • Supervises Second-in-Command when assigned as Pilot-in-Command. 
  • Effectively utilizes the principles of Crew Resource Management to operate high performance aircraft in the highest levels of safety and efficiency. 
  • Makes decisions necessary for the start, delay, or cancellation of assigned flights and for the deviation of a flight from its planned route or destination when conditions dictate. 
  • Maintains required pilot and medical certificates. 
  • Completes all training necessary for performance of assigned duties and as dictated within the Company Flight Operations Manual.
NOTE: This role requires working a flexible schedule that will include overnight and weekend duty to satisfy the requirements of the on demand nature of a global corporate aviation operation.  


Education Minimum Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum of 5 years Aviation related experience with a minimum of two years in an on-demand flight environment 
  • FAA ATP certificate with the ability to obtain appropriate type ratings 
  • History of successful completion of FAA and Company competency checks 
  • Ability to maintain FAA First Class medical certificate 
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Experience in an on-demand corporate flight department setting. 
  • Flight qualifications: 
    • 3,000 hours total flight time 
    • 1,000 hours Pilot-in-Command time 
    • 500 hours turbine aircraft flight time  
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 
If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.   Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:  Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:              EEOC Poster             EEOC GINA Supplement

Job: Aviation - Pilots
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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