Dot Foods, Inc.

Chief Pilot

Job Locations US-IL-Mt. Sterling
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Location: Mt. Sterling, IL                  Department: Aviation         Reports To: Chief Executive Officer


Your Role: Responsible for all flight operations for Dot’s corporate travel, including piloting any aircraft that Dot purchases, leases, or rents, oversees maintenance for all aircraft and aviation facilities, and managing and developing Dot’s corporate pilots.


  • Safely captain Dot aircraft, including but not limited to, the Cessna 206, TBM700, Citation Mustang and Phenom 300 for Dot executives, employees, and business partners
  • Manages the maintenance of all aircraft and airport grounds and hangar
  • Supervises, schedules, and coaches all pilots
  • Maintains all maintenance and flight records required by FAA regulations
  • Allocates and budgets all aircraft-related expenses
  • Maintains the aircraft fuel system, and purchases fuel
  • Leads lean thinking and tools to identify and eliminate waste in all areas of the position.


Role Specifics:

  • Supervision – Supervises a team of full-time and part-time pilots
  • Travel – Will travel 4-6 nights per month and occasionally more. Must have ability to travel independently as needed, without restriction by all modes of transportation, including car, plane, or train.


What Can Dot Offer You?

As a family-owned and -operated company for the past 57 years, Dot Foods has created a strong family culture within the business. As a vital part of that family unit, we want to ensure you feel included and respected for any differing ideas. We appreciate those opinions and count on them to make us successful. In addition to an inclusive working environment, we will provide you with:

  • A friendly working environment
  • Highly competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Significant advancement opportunities

Safety: This position assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work locations, exercise and promotes safe behaviors and show unyielding support of programs, rules and policies regarding safety.


EOE/AA Employer: Dot believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. Dot will not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or other basic classes protected by applicable federal or state law provided they are qualified for employment or for existing positions.



We Need You To Have:

  • Commercial Pilot certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings.
  • A Second Class airman’s medical certificate.
  • Minimum flight experience of 3000 hours total time, 1000 hours multi-engine time.
  • Leadership skills to successfully manage both people and processes
  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding professional work ethic

We’d Like You To Have:

  • 2,000 hours of PIC Jet experience
  • Airline Transport Pilot certificate with EMB-505 or CE-510(S) type rating.
  • Turbine and EMB-505 or CE-510 experience.
  • People management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Experience managing and analyzing a budget



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