Cummins Inc. Aviation Pilot/First Officer and Aircraft MaintenanceTechnician in Columbus, Indiana

Aviation Pilot/First Officer and Aircraft MaintenanceTechnician


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We're excited you're interested in an aviation career at Cummins Inc. as a First Officer or Aircraft Maintenance Technician.

Our Global Integrated Services Aviation team strives to enhance executive and employee productivity by providing safe and efficient aviation services that fuel our business success. Our fleet consists of three Gulfstream G280 and one Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft.

We have a team of pilots and aviation maintenance technicians to support our mission.

First Officer

  • Assists in the management of the flight and flying the aircraft in accordance withthe directions of the Captain.

  • Performs the flight duties as assigned by the Captain.

  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, local, and foreign regulations as well as compliance with policies and procedures as described in the standard operating procedures manual.

  • Studies weather conditions at the destination, en route, alternate airports and departure points; makes decisions necessary to start, delay, or cancel flights or deviate from planned route or destination when operation conditions dictate.

  • Reviews prepared flight plans; reviews and calculates aircraft weight and balance, fuel on board, and performance harts; uses checklists.

  • Ensures that the aircraft is clean and prepared for flight with all provisions on board for the safety and comfort of the passengers; provides excellent customer service to passengers.

  • Additional duties may include assisting with flight department documentation, participation on the Safety Committee or Hiring Committee and participation in team or Company initiatives.


Adaptability - Alters the approach as the situation demands. Works effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and groups. Accepts and is supportive of change. Fills in as necessary to provide coverage and assure continuity of workflow. Adjusts plans in response to change.

Attention To Details - Pays attention to all the details of what is communicated, either written, orally, or presented. Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved. Provides accurate, consistent information on all documents. Provides information in a useable form and on a timely basis to others who need to act on it.

Communication - Effectively expresses messages and ideas in a clear, organized and relevant manner for a variety of audiences. Develops organized, complete, and convincing communications. Conveys thoughts and ideas regarding a topic concisely and clearly. Ability to communicate effectively to different levels of the organization. Communicates information at a level appropriate for the intended audience.

Decision Making - Ability to select a logical choice from the available options. Weigh the positives and negatives of each option, and consider all the alternatives. Forecast the outcome of each option as well, and based on all these items, determine which option is the best for that particular situation.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

Valid Passport and the ability to fly in and out of the US without restriction and receive TSA clearance if required/applicable.

Valid first class medical certificate

Valid Driver’s License

Valid FAA Commercial Pilot License with Multi-engine and Instrument ratings and English Proficient endorsement or AirlineTransport Pilot Certificate, preferred

Restricted Radio Operators Permit

Bachelor’s Degree, preferred


Intermediate level of relative work experience in a corporate aviation setting is preferred.


Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Performs maintenance activities on Cummins Inc. aircraft to assure they are airworthy with minimum out-of-commission time.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs immediate repairs to each type of aircraft, engines, and equipment if aircraft airworthiness is affected; travels to other stations to repair company aircraft or engines.

  • Travels to major overhaul repair centers to provide job direction and assist or monitor repairs/modifications during major or special inspections.

  • Services aircraft with proper fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid and other approved fluids; services nitrogen and oxygen compressed gas systems.

  • Performs minor repairs to aircraft, engines, and equipment when noted by pilots or found during routine inspections; completes aircraft post-flight inspections upon aircraft return to home base

  • Tows aircraft, performs cleaning operations; performs ground power checks or engines to assure airworthiness.

  • Maintains proper records of all maintenance activities; maintains administrative records for Computerized Aircraft Maintenance Program (CAMP).

  • Purchases parts, supplies, fuel, and equipment cost effectively; performs stockroom administrative duties relating to shipping and receiving functions.

  • Maintains fuel storage facility and related equipment and assures quality control of bulk fuel delivery; maintains hanger facility.

  • Keeps Aircraft Maintenance Manager informed of potential problems areas such as personnel, aircraft, facility, fuel storage, and equipment.

  • Facilitates prompt aircraft arrival and departure by assisting flight crew with passenger baggage and restocking aircraft; acts as flight technician when required on domestic and overseas flights.

  • Possesses a working knowledge of and applies FAR’s, OSHA, and fire prevention codes, airport regulations and safe working practices.

  • Understands and applies appropriate company and department rules and guidelines to work.

  • Works with and trains apprentices and technicians.

  • Interfaces with customers, suppliers, engineers, and other functions.

  • Coordinates programs including planning, scheduling, ordering, and tracking.

  • Participates in the maintenance of quality procedures.

  • Leads and participate in improvement projects.

  • Develops and gives presentations to customers and suppliers.

  • Knows and complies with all safety policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates confidentiality as required.

  • Participates in self- and team-audits and associated corrective action.

  • Performs other miscellaneous duties, as required, to get the job done.

  • Active FAA Airframe and Powerplant license required.

  • Associates degree from an accredited program in Aviation Technology or similar degree preferred.

  • Inspection Authorization License preferred; required within one year of hire date.

  • Must be qualified to operate aircraft, engines and APU.

  • Must be First Aid/CPR/AED qualified.

  • Must be able to operate a fire extinguisher.


At least two years of experience on light to heavy corporate jet aircraft required (for example, Hawker, Gulfstream, Embraer).

At least five years of experience on light to heavy corporate jet aircraft preferred (for example, Hawker, Gulfstream, Embraer).

Experience with Gulfstream G280 and/or Embraer preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Nov 8, 2018, 7:10:29 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800076V