BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Captain, Flight Operations in Morristown, New Jersey

Job Description Summary

Job Description

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. In 2017, BD welcomed C. R. Bard and its products into the BD family.

Captains at BD are responsible for the safe conduct of flights to which they are assigned. Captains report directly to the chief pilot / Director, Flight Operations. When assigned to a flight, the captain has the final authority in the operation of the aircraft. Captains must ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and foreign regulations, as well as the policies and procedures specified in the company operations manual. Captains are the company’s most visible representative to the passengers and must act with tact and decorum while ensuring an efficient and safe operation.

The duties of a captain include:

  • Acting as pilot in command (PIC) of flights for which the pilot has been scheduled

  • Providing excellent customer service to passengers

  • Complying with schedules and other directives governing the aircraft’s operation

  • Ensuring that preflight inspections are performed

  • Studying weather conditions at destination, enroute, alternate airports and departure points

  • Preparing flight plans

  • Ensuring that the aircraft is clean and prepared for flight with all provisions on board for the safety and comfort of the passengers

  • Reviewing and calculating the aircraft weight and balance, fuel on board and performance charts

  • Using checklists

  • Supervising the SIC (second in command) in any duties necessary for the smooth, safe and efficient operation of the aircraft

  • Coordinating the functioning of all crewmembers assigned to the flight

  • Monitoring crew performance, sharing knowledge with crewmembers and evaluating crewmember potential for advancement

  • Making decisions necessary to start, delay, or cancel flights and deviate the flight from planned route or destination when operating conditions dictate

Captain Qualifications/Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years college; Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

  • Flight training received through an FAA approved school or training program.

  • Two (2) years of recent experience as a pilot in Corporate Aviation.

  • A minimum of 5,000 hours total flight time with 3,000 hours as PIC, of which 50% is in turbine powered aircraft.

  • Flight experience in Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000 required

  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating with appropriate aircraft and type ratings.

  • FAA 1st class medical certificate.

  • International flight experience required

  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit

  • Must be able to pass/provide the following:

  • BD initiated check ride

  • Pre-employment drug test

  • Background check

  • FBI

  • Fingerprinting

  • Provide copy of all training certifications

  • Position is based out of Morristown, NJ and ideal candidate must be within 1 hour driving distance of base.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Ability to quickly adapt, learn new technology, new concepts and apply them as needed

  • Strong analytical / problem solving skills

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills

  • Superior customer service skills

In addition to the above, individual must be able to effectively interact with corporate personnel and other members of the department concerning to the aviation functions. Must have a service-oriented approach in his/her daily interaction with corporate aircraft users and must maintain the teamwork concept as a core value.


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Morristown Flight Operations

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status