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Senior Captain

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 21, 2024

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The Senior Captain is responsible for the operation of the company aircraft. When assigned to a flight, the captain has the final authority regarding the operation of the aircraft. Ensures that all flight and ground operations are conducted at the highest levels of safety and comply with federal aviation regulations, applicable foreign regulations, department and company policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for the airworthiness of the aircraft to which assigned, and for the safety of the passengers and crew on board. The captain accomplishes the duties of pilot-in-command, as defined by Federal Aviation Regulations, the aircraft flight manual, and the department policy and operations manual, and is operationally responsible for all phases of the flight. • Keeps informed and trained on international flight operations.• Plan and execute all aspects of international flights.
  • Obtain the training and skills necessary to obtain a type rating for appropriate aircraft. 
  • Assists the Director of Aviation and Director of Flight Operations – Chief Pilot in maintaining and developing relevant company policies and procedures.• Develop and maintain a complete knowledge, understanding and a mastery of the aircraft systems.
  • Makes decisions to start, delay, or cancel flights, or deviate from planned routes, or destinations, when operating conditions dictate.
  • As a team member, always confers with other crewmembers to obtain as much information as possible to determine the best course of action. • Maintains open channels of communication with all crewmembers.
  • Responsible for maintaining highest standards of safety through acquiring all pertinent knowledge pertaining to any flights, pilot proficiency training and continuing education. • Develops and maintains thorough understanding about the operation and location of all aircraft emergency, survival and medical equipment. • Keeps fully informed on FAA and foreign regulations, and department policy pertaining to operations.
  • Keeps informed of latest industry, aircraft, or equipment developments that may impact the department. • Serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of Aviation, Director of Flight Operations and Director of Maintenance regarding aircraft flight operations. • Monitors crew performance and delegates duties required for the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft.
  • Develop and maintain the ability to communicate effectively with passengers, corporate executives and customers and express verbal and written thoughts coherently and logically. Assures safety and security of aircraft while away from home base.
  • Maintains flight manuals and navigation charts, as required. Completes appropriate flight logs and paperwork for each flight. • Responsible for post-flight activities, including proper storage and protection of aircraft, cleaning and restocking while away from home base.
  • Must always act with a clear customer focus. Provides leadership and direction to others by setting a positive example, demonstrating teamwork and professionalism at all times, treating co-workers with respect, and encouraging others to do their best.
  • Mentors, teach, and shares knowledge with all less-experienced crewmembers. Completes assigned collateral duties.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Educational and/or training background in an aviation related field desired.
  • Hold FAA Airline Certificate.
  • Type rating and pilot and command experience in aircraft operated by the company required.
  • Applicant must have previous flight experience in a corporate aviation department.
  • Extensive international operations required.
  • Experience in flight instruction or teaching desirable.
  • Hold a valid medical/safety certificate.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago

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