Compass Airlines
operating as:Delta Connection



Job Stats


  • Minneapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • Seattle

Number of openings:

  • 100+

Job Objective:
Pilots are responsible for safe, economical, consistent and legal operation of Company aircraft. They are required to comply with all applicable federal regulations as well as Compass Airlines policies, standards and procedures.  

Essential Job Functions:

  • All pilots are directly responsible for the safe, legal and consistent operation of the aircraft, in accordance with all federal regulations and Company policies, standards and procedures.
  • Pilots in command of an aircraft are directly responsible for and are the final authority as to the safe, legal and consistent operation of that aircraft, in accordance with all federal regulations and Company policies, standards and procedures.
  • Pilots must operate, monitor, analyze and/or timely and appropriately react to all aircraft operational functions such as aircraft performance, internal and external communications, air traffic and climate conditions.
  • Pilots must perform flight operations tasks including aircraft takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach, landing, taxi-in and parking in accordance with FAA mandated standards.
  • Pilots must maintain expert knowledge of assigned aircraft equipment type and current operational procedures.
  • Pilots must economically coordinate tasks to permit a number of functions, including but not limited to, flight fueling, loading, passenger handling, and associated duties to transport passengers and cargo in a safe manner in accordance with Company policies, standards and procedures and appropriate federal regulations.
  • Pilots must timely and professionally address, as appropriate, passengers on the aircraft and lead all crew activities related to safety.
  • Pilots must professionally and timely coordinate with others, both in the cockpit and in other operational departments.
  • Pilots are expected to present a professional image in all public environments as a key representative of the Company to both external customers and internal employees.
  • Pilots must maintain currency requirements with regard to medical, training, and hourly flight requirements.
  • Pilots must perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • A pilot’s working environment is subject to varying climate conditions, air turbulence, time zone changes, altitude changes, changing locations, variable hours and working conditions, dry air, jet fuel and exhaust fumes, and noise levels from engines and other ground equipment. 
  • Pilots experience long periods of sitting with exposure to bright sunlight as well as the conditions already mentioned. 
  • The position requires physical exertion such as pulling, pushing, kneeling, twisting, climbing, squatting, pinching, grasping, bending, walking, and lifting of bags and equipment. 
  • The position involves ascent and descent of jetbridge stairs and other airport facilities. 
  • Pilots must be able to hear and comprehend both spoken voice and radio communication with a range of minimal-to-excessive background noise. 
  • Pilots require good hand/eye coordination, visual acuity, color discrimination, and depth perception to fly the aircraft, read approach plates under varying conditions and correctly read, locate and access various switches, valves, knobs, and other aircraft controls. 
  • Pilots must be able to perform duties in an environment with potentially lowered oxygen pressure.

Required Qualifications:

  • ATP minimums as per FAR 61.159 or 61.160
  • Commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine airplane & instrument rating
  • FCC restricted radiotelephone operator’s permit
  • Current FAA first class medical certificate
  • ATP written
  • Must have a valid passport
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legally authorization to work in the U.S
  • In possession of, or eligible to hold, a US multi-engine ATP or RATP certificate
  • Minimum 25 hours multi-engine time 
  • Must be able to travel freely in and out of all locations served by Compass Airlines without restriction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four year college degree
  • FMS and EFIS experience
  • Part 121 experience
  • 2,500 hours total and 500 hour multi-engine fixed wing
  • ME-ATP certificate

Applicants must maintain a high level of alertness during regular and emergency aircraft operations. They must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both in writing and verbally, under all circumstances.  Applicants must read and comprehend written instructions and procedures and understand verbal instructions.   They must have excellent judgment, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills and the ability and inclination to solve problems.  Applicants must have a highly approachable demeanor and be comfortable with public speaking and addressing large groups of people. They must possess basic computer skills.  They must be willing to work long hours including evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended hours away from home and be able to work on an on-call basis with little notice. Applicants also must be able to travel freely in and out of all locations served by Compass Airlines without restriction. 

This position is a Federal Aviation Administration Covered position, which is subject to mandated alcohol and drug testing. Federal regulations require applicants to submit fingerprints for a criminal history investigation. Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test, background check, PRIA records check and medical review.      

Compass Airlines is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, religion, color, disabled or veteran status, national origin, gender, age, citizenship status or other protected class status covered by federal, state or local law.

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