Corporate Pilot (In House)

Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  68458
Job Function:  Other Professional Careers

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company now in its second century of growth and innovation.  We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies. 


We are actively recruiting for a seasoned Pilot to join our Perdue Aviation team.  This person is accountable for the safe operation of company aircraft in accordance with company regulations, Federal Aviation Regulations and state and local regulations. Pilots may be assigned as Pilot Flying (PF) or Pilot Monitoring (PM), as well as additional duties as needed.  This person will be successful if they embrace and demonstrate professional behavior consistent with our organizational values and policies and communicates and interacts effectively with management, crew members and local authorities regarding flight operations.


The Perdue Hanger is in Salisbury, MD.  Pilots must live within an 80 mile radius of this location.  

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • An Aircraft Pilot may operate an aircraft as pilot in command (PIC) or second in command (SIC), as assigned, being responsible for the operation of that aircraft, including:
  • When operating company aircraft in PIC or SIC seats ensures the following:
    • Compliance with Code of Federal Regulations Title 14, State and local regulations, the aircraft flight manual, and company policies
    • Knowledge of all available information concerning the flight, including weather conditions, AIRMETS, SIGMETS and any other pertinent information prior to departure
    • Fuel and oxygen requirements for the route to be flown
    • Crew possesses all necessary dispatch papers, flight information and aircraft documentation
    • Aircraft is operated within weight and balance parameters during all phases of aircraft operations
    • Complete the flight planning and filing of company flight plans
    • Aircraft post-flight inspection is completed after each aircraft landing/engine shutdown
    • Communicating any aircraft defects to the chief pilot or other responsible party
    • Observe the flight time/duty time limitations as defined in the company policies
    • Ensuring that all passengers are briefed in accordance with company requirements outlined in the company policies
    • Ensuring compliance with customs, immigration and cabotage laws if necessary for a particular flight
    • Ensuring that all post flight administrative duties, including recording flight times, fuel usage, stocking and cleaning aircraft
    • Ensuring aircraft security both at home and away from base
    • Ensuring crewmembers are thoroughly briefed on the flight prior to departure to include aircraft towing for departure in inclement weather, taxi routs and recovery procedures
    • Conducting a post-flight debrief and the completion (at home base) of a post-flight aircraft maintenance status debrief
    • Flight crews for company aircraft will consists of two qualified and current Pilots. Crews are allowed to swap seats and duties for any assigned trip at the discretion of the company captain when a contract pilot is used. A trip lead will be assigned by the first pilot crewed on the itinerary. The trip lead will be responsible and will be the main point of contact for all aspects of the assigned trip this will include
    • Status of trip and any deviations from the schedule
    • Remain overnight (RONs) on extended trips
    • Progress of international flights
  • Conduct Aircraft pre-flight inspection before each departure
  • Operating the aircraft in accordance with the FARs, Manufacturer AFM and POH, and Perdue Farms’ SOPs and demonstrate excellent CRM in all phases of operation
  • Be responsible for the running of all checklists, normal, abnormal and emergency as required
  • Confer with PM regarding traffic, terrain, airspace separation, weather and any other outside influences that may affect the outcome of the flight

Minimum Education and Experience

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Valid airplane multi engine land commercial pilot certificate
  • Valid instrument rating
  • Minimum of 1500 hours flight time with 400 hours Multi Engine, 200 Turbo Prop
  • Ability to work in a crew environment
  • Valid first class medical certificate
  • Valid Passport
  • Availability on weekends and holidays
  • Lives within 80 miles radius of Salisbury, MD
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States on a regular full-time basis without restrictions

Experience Preferred

  • ATP Certificate – Multi Engine
  • King Air B200 Experience
  • Embraer Phenom 300 type rating

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Position is fairly active as it may require lifting of travel bags onto aircraft and movement of company aircraft with proper equipment.
  2. May need to move equipment or supplies from one place to another within the Company hangar.
  3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
  4. Work activity is primarily in a hangar and on an aircraft.


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury