Careers at Guardian Helicopters

HIRING

Guardian Helicopters offers competitive salaries and contract rates to prospective employees. Both contract and permanent positions are available within the company. New employees will be hired on a contract basis for a three-month probationary period.

OUR WORK

A large part of Guardian Helicopters' domestic work is in support of the Oil & Gas industry out of our base in Fort Nelson BC. Guardian Helicopters is actively involved in bidding on International contracts. This work may be made available to all employees.

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Guardian Helicopters has an active "Safety Management System" in place. All employees will be required to take the company training and participate actively in the program. By 2008 all operators will be required to have "Safety Management Systems" in place. Our unique computer based course is close to 60 slides long and is presented by our Safety Officer.

COMPUTER BASED TRAINING

Guardian Helicopters believes in standardized training for all employees. A large portion of Guardian Helicopters training is computer based. Educators have proven that training with media and graphics exceeds anything read or verbally delivered. Retention of material increases by up to 300 percent or more!

TYPE ENDORSEMENTS FOR PILOTS

Under certain circumstances a pilot may be given an endorsement upon first hiring. However, typically after the employees first year of employment and at the Chief Pilot's and Operation Manager's discretion, they will be approved for a type endorsement depending on skill level.

APPROVED MOUNTAIN COURSES

Guardian Helicopters out-sources the training of mountain courses to highly respected and established helicopter flight training schools. Typically after the first year and only at the Chief Pilot's and Operation Manager's discretion will they be approved for the 25-hour Mountain course the following year.

HUMAN FACTORS TRAINING FOR ENGINEERS

"Human Factors" training will be conducted and reviewed on initial training and update training.

PILOT DECISION MAKING TRAINING

Considering that a majority of accidents are caused by poor decision-making, all Guardian Helicopters' Pilots receive in house PDM training every year.