Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kingsport


Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit

Role Description

The Pilot-In Command (PIC) reports to the Director, Aviation. The PIC is directly responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft assigned and the safety of the passengers, crew, and cargo. This responsibility cannot be delegated. The PIC has final authority as to the operation of his assigned aircraft. The PIC is a fully competent professional with in-depth knowledge and experience in Aviation, works independently with minimal guidance, and uses judgement in operating company aircraft safely and efficiently.


•Comply with all applicable FARs, manufacturer operating procedures, company and department SOPs, and international aviation rules established by foreign governments; Comply with schedules and other directives governing the aircraft’s operation

•Ensure that the aircraft has been released for flight by a properly qualified maintenance employee. Ensure that preflight inspections are performed. Determine if the aircraft is in a condition for safe flight; and if not, delay or cancel the flight until needed repairs are made.

•Review and calculate weight and balance for the aircraft, fuel on board, and aircraft performance charts to ensure the necessary margin exist for the safe completion of the flight; Use checklists.

•Analyze weather conditions at destination, enroute, alternate airports, and the departure airport to ensure the necessary weather minimums exist for the safe completion of the flight.

•Prepare and file flight plan. Complete aircraft flight logs at the conclusion of each trip.

•Make decisions to start, delay, or cancel flights from planned route or destination when operational conditions dictate. Report any unsafe conditions or hazardous weather to ATC.

•Supervise the loading of passengers, verify proper identification, and confirm manifest accuracy for each flight leg.

•Delegate to the Second-In-Command (SIC) any duties necessary for the safe, timely and efficient operation of the flight; Coordinate the functioning of all crewmembers assigned to the flight; Conduct preflight and post flight briefings with all flight crew on each assigned flight.

•Ensure that qualified personnel will handle the aircraft and supervise all servicing, towing or storage when away from home base.

•Oversee any maintenance work performed on assigned aircraft to the extent that he is assured as to what was wrong and what was done to correct the problem.

•Complete Maintain currency and proficiency in each type of aircraft assigned to fly. (Maximum two aircraft requiring type ratings)

•Maintain personal records, i.e., FAA medical certificate, FAA airman certificates, passport, proficiency checks, and any other records applicable to performance of flight duty. Provide copies of these records to the Director, Aviation as they are updated or revised.

•Act as SIC and perform the SIC primary duties as needed.

•Perform secondary non-flying activities as assigned by the Director, Aviation.


•Proven safety focused mindset

•Advanced working knowledge of all regulations pertaining to flight, both domestic and international.

•Skillset required to pilot advanced, high altitude aircraft

•Ability to multitask in a fast paced work environment

•Proven sound decision making skills, even when under pressure of limited time

•Ability to work well on a team

•Strong commitment to customer service

•Computer aptitude


- Bachelor’s degree preferred.

- Meets all FAA requirements to serve as Pilot-in-Command

- Hold an airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate with appropriate type ratings

- Have logged a minimum of 5,000 flight hours total, with 500 flight hours in jet aircraft; Gulfstream time desirable

- FAA First Class Medical Certificate

- Multi-Engine, Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

- FCC radio telephone permit

- Meet all currency requirements regarding instrument flight time and night landings prior to flyin