First Officer E-3 Visa

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is committed to offering "Low Fares Done Right" to more than 100 destinations in the continental United States, Canada, Caribbean, Central America and Mexico on more than 500 daily flights. At Frontier, we believe the Skies are for Everyone and our hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company's signature hospitality to all our customers. We’re America’s Greenest Airline, 43% more fuel efficient than other airlines and approaching 100 air seat miles flown per gallon of fuel consumed. Be a part of the movement towards greener skies, better destinations, and quicker advancement as we nearly triple our size in the next several years.

We are inviting Australian pilots who hold or wish to explore an E3 visa to join Team Frontier as a First Officer. If you qualify, you'll join a team of talented pilots who bring Low Fares Done Right to life every day.


This pilot job posting is specific to Australian Nationals that are eligible for the E-3 visa program. If you do not require or meet the E-3 visa criteria, please apply directly to our First Officer job posting on Airline Apps.

Job Summary

The First Officer is responsible for delivering great customer service, while ensuring safe and timely flight operations in accordance with all Company policies and Federal Aviation Regulations. The duties of the First Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensures the safe and timely completion of flight operations in accordance with all Company policies and Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).
  • Responsible for the operation of the aircraft during the designated period of duty unless relieved by Company authority. This involves weekend, holiday and night operations.
  • Through completion of appropriate pre and post-flight inspection, ensures the airworthy condition of assigned aircraft.
  • Becomes familiar with existing and forecast departure, arrival, and if applicable, alternate station weather prior to each flight.
  • Ensures that the flight is planned and fueled properly so that it may be conducted safely.
  • Assists with and ensures proper handling of aircraft, passenger, baggage, and cargo at terminal points and keeps an awareness of an on-time departure.
  • Notifies crew and passengers promptly of turbulence, adverse weather conditions or any other operational factors affecting the flight.
  • Ensures that the load manifest for a flight is reviewed and the passenger count is verified prior to each departure.

Requirements/Qualifications (Minimums)

  • Must be an Australian National
  • Must possess the necessary academic and/or additional qualifying requirements to obtain an E3 Visa
  • Must be able to obtain an E3 Visa to work in the United States
  • If hired, must be able to demonstrate that you are authorized to work in the US
  • 1,500 hours total flight time (2,500 hours preferred)
  • 750 hours multi-engine fixed wing
  • 500 hours pilot in command (PIC)
  • 500 hours jet/turboprop
  • Current FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • FCC Restricted Radio Operator's Permit
  • Valid Passport, with machine readable print, and the ability to travel in and out of the United States or valid foreign passport with authorization to work in the United States.
  • Ability to obtain a valid driver's license
  • Ability to travel in and out of all the cities/countries served by Frontier Airlines
  • Ability to relocate
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, nights, holidays and overnight trips, including "red eyes."
  • Ability and desire to maintain a well-groomed and professional appearance
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug testing and background checks
  • Experience with sophisticated aircraft equipment including Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) and Flight Management Systems (FMS) preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess excellent communication skills to include ability to speak, read and write English.
  • Ability to problem-solve and react positively to difficult situations.
  • Leadership qualities of empathy, accountability, ethics and dependability.
  • Ability to adjust to flying schedule, including day/night flying.

Working Conditions: Equipment:

  • Standard office equipment, including PC, copier, fax machine, printer
  • iPad, Electronic Tablet
  • Aircraft
  • Aircraft Controls
  • Company manuals
  • Navigation charts
  • Flashlight

Physical Effort:

Moderate physical activity required by handling objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature and level of work required of the referenced position; they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Please be advised that duties and expectations of this position may be subject to change.

Frontier Airlines, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Frontier Airlines is a Zero Tolerance Drug-Free Workplace. All prospective employees are subject to pre-employment testing for the following drugs and their metabolites: Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opioids and Phencyclidine (PCP). Further, any applicant who is found to have tested positive on any required drug or alcohol test at a former employer will be considered ineligible for employment with Frontier.