Captain First Officer I - Reading, PA in Reading, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/15/2019

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First Officer, Reading, PA 

At Quest, our Aviation crew members are critical to the people we serve – your fast, safe and efficient transportation is an important step in the diagnoses and treatment of over 140K people every day – that’s more than 35.7M people making better healthcare decisions every year.  Annually, Quest operates a fleet of 23 well maintained aircraft (LBQ) with 88 daily landings in 63 domestic locations. Our fleet includes the following aircraft type: BE58, PC-12, Phenom 100.

Time and again, we hear from employees that what motivates them most is the knowledge that their work contributes to improving human health. We touch the lives of millions of patients and their physicians each year, and our industry leadership is due in large part to the commitment of our team.


Why Quest Diagnostics:

  • Pilot safety and wellbeing is important to us

    • Our planes are well maintained and our flight department has achieved ISBAO Stage 3 Certification

    • We offer consistent, stable schedules with nightly return to your base of operations

    • Comprehensive wellness and safety programs available on-demand

  • We foster a positive, team oriented work environment

    • Leaders foster engagement and have hands on experience in the routes, equipment, weather and the work

    • Our pilots stay connected to each other and the company with a company provided iPad and paid data plan

  • Stable, growing company with 30+ years in the Airline Industry with opportunities for career advancement

  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package including:

    • Competitive compensation package

    • Enhanced Health Care Benefit Offerings that start day 1

    • Most holidays and weekends off

    • Robust paid time off programs

    • Opportunities for premium pay for added flying on scheduled days off

    • Annual Incentive Bonus Plan

    • Opportunities for on-going, paid certifications

    • Educational Assistance with low/no out-of-pocket cost options

    • Employee Stock Option Purchase Plan

    • Long-Term Incentive Programs

    • 401K

We’re currently recruiting for a First Officer to join our Reading, PA, hub. As First Officer, you will continue to grow in both flight skill level and specimen management. The First Officer will work closely with the Captain in transporting medical specimens in Quest-owned aircraft.  The First Officer will assist the Captain in preflight, enroute and post flight segments, as well as assist with all specimen transfers. This will  include the loading and unloading of aircraft in accordance with Quest Diagnostics Flight Operation’s polies and the aircraft’s approved flight manual. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain personal knowledge of the FOM, AFM, government regulations (Part § 91, 67,61 and AIM), and other air transportation policies and procedures to ensure the highest level of safety readiness and professional skill as a pilot.
  • Assist the Captain of assigned flight in the preparation and execution of safe and efficient ground and Flight Operations.
  • Function as the primary safety monitor of the flight and be prepared to assume the duties of PIC in the event the aircraft Captain becomes incapacitated.
  • Maintain a service-oriented attitude toward customer needs, comfort and safety.
  • Maintain a positive, team-oriented relationship with Flight Operations colleagues.
  • Assist with Route Service Coordinator duties as needed.


Education Preferred:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Commercial pilot license in multiengine and single engine with an instrument rating

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 500 hours total flight time
  • Multiengine time preferred: 25 hours  

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.

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