• Director of Operations

    Lynden Air Cargo
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Director of Operations plans, directs, and coordinates activities of Flight Operations in accordance with Company standards and governmental agency regulations by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. Lynden Air Cargo is a US part 121 all-cargo airline based in Anchorage, Alaska. Lynden Air Cargo conducts operations within Alaska as well as other locations around the world, utilizing its fleet of L382 Hercules aircraft. Lynden's structure provides employees with the family environment of a smaller company, and the competitiveness, expectations and rewards of a large, global organization. 


    Supervises and directs Flight Operations including Training, Scheduling, Records, and Flight Following.


    Establishes policies and procedures for Flight Operations Department.


    Responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of Flight and Flight Following Operations in accordance with FAA and Company Standards; the regulator and policy requirements are met with regards to operational control; the accuracy and completeness of crewmember training records within the limitations of the CFR’s.


    Responsible for the recruiting and selection of personnel for Flight Operations Department.


    Serves as liaison between the Company and governmental agencies in all matters pertaining to operations.


    Specifically responsible for the selection of assistants.


    Responsible for delegation of authority for required duties.


    Responsible for conduct of safe and efficient flight operations.


    Responsible for Flight Operations Department manuals control, manuals revisions, and manuals currency.


    Establishes minimum standards for flight operations.


    Insures proficiency of crewmembers.


    Supervises all flight operations and development of required training programs as directed.


    Assists in the selection, employment, and assignment of crewmembers and flight followers.


    Assists in the selection of Check Airmen and Instructors.


    Coordinates with the Director of Maintenance and Director of Safety, and other departments of the company.


    Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE                                              

    Must meet the qualifications for Director of Operations as listed under 14 CFR 119.67(a):


    (a) To serve as Director of Operations under §119.65(a) a person must—

    (1) Hold an airline transport pilot certificate;

    (2) Have at least 3 years supervisory or managerial experience within the last 6 years in a position that exercised operational control over any operations conducted with large airplanes under part 121 or part 135 of this chapter, or if the certificate holder uses only small airplanes in its operations, the experience may be obtained in large or small airplanes; and

    (3) In the case of a person becoming a Director of Operations—

    (i) For the first time ever, have at least 3 years experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of a large airplane operated under part 121 or part 135 of this chapter, if the certificate holder operates large airplanes. If the certificate holder uses only small airplanes in its operation, the experience may be obtained in either large or small airplanes.

    (ii) In the case of a person with previous experience as a Director of Operations, have at least 3 years experience as pilot in command of a large airplane operated under part 121 or part 135 of this chapter, if the certificate holder operates large airplanes. If the certificate holder uses only small airplanes in its operation, the experience may be obtained in either large or small airplanes.


    LANGUAGE SKILLS                                                 

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS                                                   

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


    REASONING ABILITY                                             

    Ability to use common sense and sound judgment to deal with situations and multiple problems that occur simultaneously in a highly controlled and regulated environment. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



    Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

    Current Driver License

    Current Passport



    Must be available to work days, evenings, weekends, nights or holidays and to be away from home for extended periods of time. Must be available to travel domestically and internationally without restrictions, including entrance onto foreign military bases.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS                                              

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    WORK ENVIRONMENT                                           

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



    This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


    A post-conditional offer of employment background check and pre-employment drug test are required. Random drug testing is required of all Lynden Air Cargo employees.


    Must be able to pass a post-hire fingerprint-based criminal history records check with no disqualifying criminal offenses.


    Federal law requires Lynden Air Cargo to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Lynden Air Cargo will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Details may be found here: http://bit.ly/2nk3jWa


    Lynden Air Cargo is a federal contractor and an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Lynden Air Cargo policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Lynden Air Cargo maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans. Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.





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