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Manager, Aviation

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Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time


The Manager, Aviation is responsible for direct management and supervision of all company flight operations and flight staff.


  1. Direct responsibility for leading all aviation department personnel to provide the utmost in safety for all flight operations, appropriate scheduling of staff in accordance with applicable FAA regulations and guidance to adhere to MTN standards.
  2. Guides designated staff toward accomplishment of MTNs Mission and goals; including training and development, coaching and performance counseling.
  3. Supervision of MTN flight operations, and maintenance in accordance with applicable FAA regulations, including scheduling back-up aircraft in times of need.
  4. Operates assigned aircraft in accordance with safety requirements, aircraft flight manual, and company policy.
  5. Works with Clinical Leadership to ensure efficient and appropriate use of the aircraft, while maintaining operations of and maximization of donor activity.
  6. Performs administrative duties including documentation, reports and analysis of department functions to ensure optimal performance.
  7. Transports staff members and retrieval teams to and from donor recovery location via MTN aircraft.
  8. Delivers tissue typing materials to HLA Laboratory as requested.
  9. Delivers organs to transplant centers as needed.
  10. Transports staff members on administrative flights approved by Chief Executive Officer.
  11. Maintains current pilot license and certifications.
  12. Develops and maintain effective communications and professional relationships to all stakeholders. Serve as MTN ambassador with DSA-wide flight operation facilities.
  13. Participates actively in MTN Quality Management program to identify improvement areas and recommend strategies to minimize risk and achieve targeted outcomes.
  14. Participates actively in and contributes to, the realization of the organizational goals.
  15. Participates actively in and supports MTNs Safety Culture which ensures strict adherence to all policies and regulations.
  16. Performs other duties as defined by the Chief Financial Officer.
  17. The MTN pilot has the support of senior leadership when making difficult/safe decisions relating to flights.



  1. Airline Transport Pilot License, fixed-wing multi-engine land aircraft and appropriate flight experience in the make and type of aircraft operated by the Midwest Transplant Network. Required FAA physical examination must be acquired and maintained. Must meet the minimum aircrew requirements for pilot in command.
  2. Minimum 5000 total flight hours of which, 1000 hours in turbine aircraft, 2500 are in multi-engine aircraft and a type rating for a CESSNA 525/525A or ability to obtain a 525/525A type rating within 6 months.
  3. Ten years of aviation management/supervisory experience with at least five years in an EMS/Air Ambulance organization required.
  4. Undergraduate degree in aviation management or similar business/management concentration preferred.
  5. Proven ability to lead a team, coordinate internal and external resources and achieve measurable results against goals.
  6. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  7. Strong organizational, problem analysis and decision-making skills. Demonstrated ability to motivate peers and achieve cooperation.
  8. Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and participate in 24-hour call, including evenings and weekends. Required to work for extended periods of time with few breaks.
  9. Must maintain a valid drivers license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy. Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.
  10. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  11. Possess manual dexterity sufficient to operate telephones, computers and all required airplane equipment.
  12. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information whether in person, over the phone or aircraft radio.
  13. English proficiency required
  14. Vision correctable to meet pilot qualifications.
  15. OSHA Category III No exposure to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.
  16. Home internet and wireless phone access may be required.


Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.

It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment

MTN is committed to complying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities , unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTNs mission.

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