Job Information

Date Posted: 07/11/2020
Company: Samaritan’s Purse
Position: DC-8 Pilot / Mission Aviation Services
(Experience in Type: Type Rated Only)
Position Type: Captain, High Time
Location: Greensboro, NC (US)
Description: SUMMARY

Conduct flights in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse Mission Aviation Services procedures and all applicable US and foreign regulations.

Represent Samaritan’s Purse professionally at all times when dealing with business associates, officials, and stakeholders. Maintain service-oriented attitude toward stakeholders’ needs, comfort, and safety. Maintain utmost confidentiality with regard to flight schedules and other proprietary information.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Maintain a personal, active relationship Jesus Christ and is an active witness for Jesus Christ.
Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, passengers, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
Attend morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
Maintain personal knowledge of the aircraft, AOM, COM, QRH, government regulations, and other air transportation policies and procedures to ensure the highest level of readiness and professional skill as a pilot.
Conduct each flight in accordance with FAR’s and policies and procedures per Operating Manual to ensure safety of personnel and equipment on the ground and in flight.
Communicate as necessary with Chief Pilot to facilitate safe and successful completion of each flight.
Evaluate conditions for each assigned flight. Make final decision to begin, delay or cancel flight. Ensure the aircraft is in an airworthy condition prior to operation; review Airplane Flight Log Form and confirm Director of Maintenance or qualified aircraft technician has affixed his signature and date, at bottom right of form, showing aircraft is airworthy and in safe condition for flight.
Ensure that any mechanical irregularities are recorded on Airplane Flight Log Form Discrepancy Field for particular flight. Notify Director of Maintenance who is responsible for ensuring proper corrective actions are taken.
Initiate and perform all emergency procedures necessary to control safe flight of aircraft. Delegate certain duties to SIC in the event of an emergency situation.
Delegate to First Officer, (FO/SIC) any duties necessary for the safe and efficient operation of the flight.
Compute the Weight and Balance for each flight mission by visually checking each item listed on the Load Manifest in accordance with the I Fly program using the Load Manifest for that mission. Ensure the CG is within allowable limits for all regimes of flight.
Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
Attend morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
Position requires flexibility to be ready and available to travel anywhere in the world (24/7) at a moment’s notice.


Four year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.


Air Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP)
5,000 hours minimum total time across all aircraft

DC8 Type Rating
Heavy multi-engine jet and international/transoceanic experience

Maintain current Aviation First Class Medical Certificate, valid ATP-AMEL (Airline Transport Pilot – Aircraft Multi-Engine Land), DC8 type rating, and FCC Restricted Radio Permit. Must maintain currency in the aircraft types assigned.

Full-time position

Full Benefits Package including:

Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Long-term and short-term disability insurance
Term Life insurance
401(k) retirement savings plan
Paid vacation/holidays/sick leave
Relocation Package available (not a remote position)
Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible

Contact Information

Online Application: Apply Online