Senior Captain

Camarillo, CA
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to Serve Patients suffering from serious illnesses. The Amgen Flight Department supports the travel requirements for senior executives to locations throughout the world. The department currently operates a Gulfstream G-280 and a Gulfstream G-550. The safety and care of our passengers are always our #1 focus. We are Stage 3 certified with the International Business Aviation Council's (IBAC) International Standards of Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO).

Checking weather, all applicable NOTAMs where available, and determining fuel, oil and oxygen requirements
• Determining the aircraft weight and balance
• Ensuring that all flight planning requirements have been met
• Ensuring that aircraft crew members have valid licenses, medical certificates, passports and visas if and when required
• Completing an aircraft pre-flight inspection before each departure
• Briefing the passengers in accordance with the requirements
• Operating the aircraft in accordance with operator procedures and aircraft limitations
• Ensuring compliance with customs, immigration and sabotage laws
• Completing all post flight duties, including notification to the company of any deviation from the planned itinerary or overnight location
• Recording flight times and aircraft defects

Basic Qualifications:

Gulfstream G550 or GV Aircraft Experience


Gulfstream G280 Aircraft Experience


Doctorate degree and 2 years of related experience
Master's degree and 6 years of related experience
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of related experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of related experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of related experience
2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

Gulfstream G550 or GV AND Gulfstream G280 Aircraft Experience

Technical Experience:
  • Airline Transport Pilot License, Multi-Engine Land
  • First Class FAA physical
  • FCC Radio Telephone Operator Permit
  • Total flight time - 5000 hours; Pilot-in-Command - 2000 hours; Multi-Engine - 2000 hours; and Jet - 1000 hours; Make/Model - 100 hours (preferred)
  • Actual instrument and night time - 10% of total time
  • Recent significant long range, international business jet experience
  • Aircraft specific experience
  • Strong decision making abilities as a professional aviator
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Focus on safety and building a safety-oriented environment
  • Ability to work within a structured, standardized environment with an emphasis on professionalism, CRM and world-class standards
  • No record of aircraft accidents, incidents, or violations
  • Exemplary employment record as evidenced by performance reviews, references, and letters of recommendation
  • Indication of progressive career advancement
  • Demonstrated ability as a team player
  • Ability to work well within Amgen's culture of entrepreneurship and diversity

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.