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Seasonal Helicopter Pilot
We are now looking for a Seasonal Helicopter Pilot to join our Forest Patrol Limited team in 2022.
As a Seasonal Helicopter Pilot you will work a 15 day on, 6 day off rotation with two other rotary wing pilots and seven fixed wing pilots. Our pilots stay at onsite camps in Juniper, New Brunswick during their rotation and are able to travel home for their off days. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package which is paid weekly in the form of salary with additional bonuses for flight time. Lodging and meals are included while staying in our onsite accommodations.
Forest Patrol Limited currently operates two Bell 407 helicopters, four Ayers 510 Turbine Thrush, and one Cessna TU206G, carrying out aerial fire attack, aerial applications, and forestry reconnaissance flights throughout New Brunswick, Maine, and Nova Scotia. We are constantly updating our equipment to ensure we operate with the latest technology and practices.
We are looking for experienced applicants who want to join our team of dedicated pilots and pursue a long-term, seasonal career with us. We also offer opportunities to advance into more senior pilot roles.
  • Canadian commercial pilot license with valid medical
  • Minimum 1000 hours total flying time
  • Valid Passport for entry in the U.S
  • Aerial forestry or agricultural application and/or forest fire suppression (water bucketing) experience is considered an asset
  • Flexibility to work in a team environment
  • Operating in a safe and environmentally conscientious manner


  • Aerial application programs throughout summer season
  • Fire readiness and response (water bucketing)
  • Forestry Recon and Aerial Survey
  • Corporate flying
  • Crew transportation
  • VFR flying only in Eastern Canada and Maine
  • Carry out daily inspections of the equipment and aircraft
  • Keeping equipment clean, ready-to-operate and assisting Maintenance Engineer
  • Responsible for participating in the maintenance and cleaning of the living and working area

The Location:

This position is mainly based in Juniper, New Brunswick. Juniper is approximately a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Fredericton. Many of our employees make Fredericton their home as it is diverse, provides opportunities for families and is central to our operations. We also utilize a satellite base in Northern New Brunswick near Saint Quentin.

The Company:

Founded in 1882, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has operations in Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador), and the United States. We are a team of 16,000 dedicated employees.

J.D. Irving's Woodlands Division is dedicated to overseeing sustainable forest management, research and conservation, and protection of our forests from fire and insect outbreaks. Focused on rigorous land management and responsible stewardship, Irving Woodlands is guided by a 100-year Management Plan that preserves the environmental and ecological integrity of our land, air, water, and wildlife. We are committed to applying disciplined science, advanced technology and best practices while ensuring accountability through independent audits and environmental certification.


To Learn More About This Opportunity: Please send an email to holmes.grace@jdirving.com.


To Apply for this Career Opportunity: Please apply online or submit a resume & cover letter by email.


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J.D. Irving, Limited, Woodlands Division is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.



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