First Officer

USA Jet Airlines


  • Belleville, MI

Logistics Solutions at Jet Speed

Since 1994, USA Jet Airlines has provided premium, on-demand air cargo transportation services to the North American manufacturing industry. Servicing as an integral part of the Ascent Global Logistics Network, USA Jet routinely provides the time-critical airlift necessary to reinforce the supply chains of customers such as Ford, General Motors and Tesla. With decades of diverse experience in domestic and international cargo transportation, USA Jet is a proven leader in the air cargo industry.

Our Mission

We elevate the world of logistics through passion and innovation.

What You'll Do

First Officers report to the Chief Pilot administratively and to his or her assigned Captain functionally during FAR 121 duty periods.

  • He/She must be knowledgeable of the USA Jet General Operations Manual, FARs, OpSpecs, Aircraft Flight Manual, and other instructions pertinent to his/her duties
  • Determines that he/she meets the flight and duty time limitation, is adequately rested, and in proper uniform
  • He/She shall keep the PIC appraised per the Company SOP in all phases of flight. At the discretion of the PIC, the Second-in-Command may be requested to perform additional duties as follows:
    • Filing, opening, or closing flight plans - Conducting preflight and post-flight inspections
    • Checking to ensure required documents, navigational aids, manuals, and equipment are on board
    • Participate or facilitate in the loading/offloading of cargo and/or passengers, as applicable
    • Supervises or completes the securing of cargo, cargo nets, and flight crew barrier
    • Determining that carry-on items are properly stowed
    • Brief couriers or jump seaters
    • Perform ATC Communication
  • The FO is considered in training for upgrading to Captain and is expected to take advantage of all Captain instructions and information available
  • Assists other Crewmembers as necessary
  • Execute applicable ground security requirements as mandated by the TSA. Duties shall include but not be limited to:
    • Ground Security Coordinator (GSC)
    • Aircraft security requirements
    • Cargo security requirements
    • Passenger security requirements
  • Ensure that all air cargo is accepted, inspected, loaded, and secured aboard the aircraft in accordance with all applicable domestic/ international regulatory and Company requirements
  • Responsible to actively participate in USA Jet Safety Programs and Safety Management System. Required to report all safety concerns in a timely manner. Required to ensure that they and their co-workers are performing their functions in the safest possible manner. Required to follow the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health organization with legal authority at the location at which they are working

What You'll Bring

  • Must hold the appropriate licenses and certificates
  • Must complete the training, checking, and qualification requirements defined in USA Jet approved/accepted manuals
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently

Ascent's Competitive Benefits

  • 401(k) and employer matching
  • Life Insurance
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Overtime, Differential, Trip & Bonus Pay
  • Additional Considerations

Employment is not contingent upon COVID-19 vaccination status