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Swagelok Job Posting Description


Swagelok, Northeast Ohio, USA

Swagelok is a global organization and one of the largest employers of manufacturing talent in Northeast Ohio.  We are driven by our core values of Quality, Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Customer Focus, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement, which are demonstrated through our daily actions. For 75 years, our dedication to our core values has been the foundation for our success.  Our products have been up into space, down to the bottom of the ocean, and everywhere in between. That same dedication spans to our customers. 

Throughout our organization we demonstrate a commitment to these values and those we bring onboard. Whether you want to grow in your role or explore broad opportunities and develop new skills—you’ll thrive in a culture that promotes learning and development. 

We strive to be a company where we all can do our best work with a true sense of purpose and belonging.  

Be Connected. Be Valued. Be You.  

We hope you’ll consider joining our team. 

Position Summary:
The Senior Captain (Part 91) is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Swagelok-owned aircraft while providing the highest levels of customer service to passengers.  Additionally, the Senior Captain will assist with trip planning as well as Flight Operation’s administrative tasks and projects. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Act as Pilot-in-Command (PIC) or second-in-command (SIC) of a Gulfstream G550 and G280.
•    Provide the highest levels of adaptive and conscientious customer service to passengers.
•    Participate and contribute to the growth of Flight Operation’s Safety Management System (SMS).
•    Supervise other crewmembers in duties necessary for a safe and efficient operation of the aircraft.
•    Delegate passenger and customer service responsibilities to other flight crew members.
•    Establish crew member assignments, duties and tasks.
•    Monitor crew member performance while in flight.
•    Ensure that preflight and postflight inspections/duties are completed properly to include aircraft movement/security, aircraft cleanliness, and restocking necessary provisions/catering/safety/passenger comfort items.
•    Analyze weather conditions at destination, enroute, alternate airports and departure points.
•    Review and calculate fuel requirements, performance, and weight and balance.
•    Ensure all flight plans, flight logs and briefing packets are properly prepared and complete.
•    Use company and aircraft manufacturer checklists.
•    Make decisions necessary to start, delay, cancel, deviate flights from the planned route or destination when operating conditions dictate.
•    Comply with schedules, and other directives governing the aircraft’s operation.
•    Collaborate with company aircraft scheduler to determine trip logistics.
•    Communicate aircraft issues with the maintenance technicians.
•    Maintain currency and competency in all assigned aircraft.
•    Attend training and enrichment courses as required.
•    Manage and participate in Flight Operations administrative programs and projects.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements


Position Requirements:
FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license, type rating in the Gulfstream G550 and/or G280 (with 500 hours in either type preferred), 2500 hours total time, 1000 hours Pilot-in-Command, 1000 hours turbine, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, current FAA First Class Medical Certificate, current U.S. passport, current U.S. driver’s license, COVID-19 vaccination and no restrictions on international travel, international flight procedures training.  

Must be willing to live within one hour drive of Swagelok hangar.


Preferred Piloting Qualifications: 
International piloting experience in Europe, South America and Asia.

Skills and Knowledge:
Demonstrate extensive knowledge of aircraft, operations and methods, preferably obtained by working at a corporate flight department that operates multiple, long-range international aircraft.  Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work as a team member, and manage/lead teams during complex projects and resolve conflict. This position requires highly developed abilities in problem solving and decision-making involving safety critical activities.  Position requires high degree of computer literacy, aircraft technical library familiarity, and a high degree of understanding and skill-sets to mitigate risk.
Scope of Position:  
The Senior Captain is responsible for the safe and efficient operations as PIC on both a Gulfstream G550 and G280.  The Senior Captain reports directly to the Aviation Operations Manager and has the final authority in the operation of the aircraft to ensure compliance with all domestic and foreign regulations that effect the flight and compliance with all policies and procedures specified in the company flight operations manual.  In addition to flight duties, the Senior Captain will be expected to manage and assist others with Flight Operations support programs and projects.  .


Critical Competencies:
•    Achievement
•    Developing Others
•    Adaptability
•    Service Orientation
•    Organizational Awareness
•    Influence
•    Teamwork & Collaboration
•    Transparency
•    Self-Confidence
•    Change Catalyst

Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:

•    Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards. 
•    Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
•    Maintain a FAA First Class Pilot Medical Certificate, U.S. Passport, U.S. drivers license, required travel credentials including vaccinations.
•    Must be able to safely carry and hoist baggage on and off of the aircraft.

Swagelok provides a comprehensive package of valuable benefits called Total Rewards focused on health and wellness, compensation, retirement planning, and supplemental rewards.  

To apply: 

1. Click ‘Apply Now’ to the role of interest, create an account if needed, and upload your resume. 

2. If the role requires it, complete an assessment. 

3. Those that match our qualifications will be contacted to schedule a phone interview. 

Congratulations on taking the first step to Be Connected. Be Valued. Be You. 


Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law  

Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and Ohio state law.  

This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.  




Looking to take the next step in your career with a company that invests in its people? Whether you’re just starting out or experienced, join us today!​

Right Fit.​

75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Benefits, including employee stock ownership plan, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

12-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

Right Here.​

One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

Right Now.​

We’re a leading manufacturer of tube fittings and valves. Come grow with us.​

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland