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Chief Pilot 

The Job:

We are looking for a Chief Pilot to join our Forest Patrol Limited team.

Based in Saint John and Juniper, NB and reporting to the Operations Manager, the Chief Pilot will be responsible for the supervisor of the Forest Patrol pilot team as well as all flight operations. 


  • Accomplished Commercial Pilot.
  • Experience in aerial application (fertilizer, herbicide, and insecticide) and forest fire fighting, would be considered an asset. 
  • Strong leadership skills and behaviors with an emphasis on team alignment. 
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record of managing deadlines and priorities in a result driven environment. 
  • Ability to develop, motivate, and foster positive relationships with all stakeholders. 
  • Ability to lead safe and effective operations. 


  • Lead in the areas of safe operations, continuous improvement and operations excellence. 
  • Development of flight training programs for all rotary and fixed wing pilots. 
  • Responsible for the emergency preparedness and response of the pilot group. 
  • Manage for top-quartile employee engagement.
  • Ongoing assessment of pilots and flight operation effectiveness. 
  • Maintain a current and complaint information library, i.e. CARS, flight information manuals, Notam, Designated airspace handbook, VFR Supplement and maintenance schedule. 
  • Lead the pilot recruitment and succession planning process.  

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 18,000 dedicated employees.


J.D. Irving Woodlands is JDI's division 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 Apply for this Career Opportunity: Please apply online. 


We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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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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