Merck Captain in West Trenton, New Jersey

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

The Captain operates jet aircraft in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with the Company aircraft schedule, operational directives and in accordance with International, Federal, State and Local laws and regulations; as well as Merck Corporate Policies and the Merck Flight Operations Manual.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Act as Pilot-in-Command in GV-SP aircraft on assigned domestic and international trips.

  • Directly responsible for the safety, comfort and convenience of flight crew and passengers.

  • Supervise assigned flight crew when assigned as Pilot-in-Command.

  • Ensure that all flight and ground operations comply with federal and state regulations, as well as Merck standard operating procedures.

  • Collaborate with the crew in analyzing weather conditions and makes decisions to ensure the safe operation of Company aircraft.

  • Collaborate with Maintenance and Operations staff in making decisions that affect the operation of Company aircraft.

  • Effectively utilize the principles of Crew Resource Management.

  • Make decisions necessary for the start, delay, or cancellation of assigned flights and for the deviation of a flight from its planned route or destination when conditions dictate.

  • Maintain required FAA certificates.

  • Complete all training necessary for performance of assigned duties and as dictated within the Company Flight Operations Manual.

  • May assume Second-in-Command duties when flying with another Company Captain.

  • Complete other supplemental duties within the department, as assigned by the Chief Pilot.

NOTE: This role requires working a flexible schedule that will include overnight and weekend duty to satisfy the requirements of the on-demand nature of a global corporate aviation operation.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor Degree

Required Experience and Skills**:

  • Five years professional pilot experience in turbine powered aircraft.

  • FAA ATP certificate with the ability to obtain GV type rating.

  • History of successful completion of FAA and Company competency checks.

  • FAA First Class medical certificate.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated discipline / integrity.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic flight rules.

  • Minimum Flight Time requirements:

  • 3,500 hours total flight time

  • 3,000 hours total flight time in airplanes

  • 1,500 hours total flight time in multi-engine airplanes

  • 500 hours total flight time in transport category jets

  • 250 hours total instrument time

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Title: Captain

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-West Trenton

Requisition ID: AVI000112