Southwest Airlines

Pilot - First Officer

Southwest Airlines - Posted 1 month ago
$76/hour  + Equity


Dallas, TX

Airline Pilot
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
62k employees

Airline Pilot Job description

Provides legendary service by performing in a highly competent manner, all tasks associated with the safe operation of Southwest Airlines aircraft

We are committed to providing our Employees with a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.


  • Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers
  • Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company
  • Works in a highly organized environment, which demands close coordination and teamwork with the Captain, Flight Attendants, Dispatcher, and all Ground Personnel
  • Must comply with all regulations and directives pertaining to the conduct of the flight in a manner suitable to the Captain.
  • All Pilots must operate in accordance with Southwest Airlines FAA Approved and FAA Accepted manuals, the Operations Specifications, 14 CFRs, 49 CFRs, FAA Orders, Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, Handbook Bulletins, Directives, and Manufacturers' recommendations
  • No person may operate a civil aircraft without complying with the operating limitations specified in the approved Southwest Airlines Flight Operations Manual, markings, and placards. (Reference 14 CFR 91.9(a))
  • No person may operate an aircraft in a careless and reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another. (Reference 14 CFR 91.13)
  • All Southwest Airlines Employees must comply with the Company's Policies on a Drug-Free Workplace and Alcohol Misuse.
  • No person may perform any function listed in 14 CFR 121, Appendix I while that person has a prohibited drug, as defined by that appendix, in his or her system. (Reference 14 CFR 121.455(b))
  • No person may perform any safety-sensitive function if the person has a verified positive drug test result on or has refused to submit to a drug test required by 14 CFR 121, Appendix I, and the person has not met the requirements of that appendix for returning to the performances of safety-sensitive duties. (Reference 14 CFR 121.455(c))
  • Submit reports on irregularities or incidents, as required
  • Immediately notify the Base Chief Pilot or Assistant Base Chief Pilot of any discrepancy or incident that may affect his/her ability or Southwest Airlines' ability, to perform within the parameters of safety, regulatory compliance, and fiscal responsibility
  • Performs as Captain should the Captain become incapacitated during flight and unable to assume command
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed in this description
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee Leaders
  • Authorities
  • Take action, as deemed necessary, to resolve any problems or situations that may compromise safety or compliance
  • When assigned by the Captain, direct the Flight Crew in a safe and efficient manner to meet the operational requirements of Southwest Airlines
  • Delegate duties and authority defined for this position; responsibilities may not be delegated

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be able to read documents, follow instructions, listen, comprehend and repeat detailed lengthy instructions, and understand and retain procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Must successfully complete initial and recurrent training programs, proficiency checks, and evaluation period
  • Must be aware of hazardous situations and be able to handle emergencies as needed
  • Must be alert to moving equipment on the ramp and other aircraft in the air
  • Must work under tight time constraints to accomplish quick (15 to 20-minute) turns of aircraft
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate information verbally, face to face, over public address systems, via radio, and other communication equipment
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team, meet the public and work under stressful situations


  • Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree


  • Required: 1,000 hours in a fixed-wing turbine aircraft
  • Preferred: 1,000 hours in a fixed-wing turbine aircraft as a Pilot in Command (PIC)
  • Preferred: Actively flying for 2 of the last 5 years
  • Note: PIC time is defined as the Captain or Aircraft Commander of record or pilot signing for the aircraft (not a sole manipulator of the controls)
  • Note: Only time in a fixed-wing aircraft is counted, this specifically excludes simulator, helicopter, WSO, RIO, FE, NAV, EWO, and UAV


  • Required: USA DOT/FAA Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. The certificate must display the following:
  • "Airplane Multiengine Land" Category and Class Ratings
  • "English Proficient" limitation
  • Required: USA DOT/FAA First Class Medical Certificate and, if applicable, any necessary Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate (Authorization) or Statement of Demonstrated Ability (SODA) issued by the Federal Air Surgeon
  • Required: Must possess a valid United States Driver's License
  • Required: A valid passport allowing travel across US borders or a Refugee Travel Document

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job

Other Qualifications

  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
  • Must be at least 23 years of age at the time of hire
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Must be able to comply with company attendance standards and work rules, as described in labor agreements and/or established guidelines
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, and or overtime and travel on a constant basis

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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