In support of current ventures, and while continuously seeking new business opportunities, Cougar Helicopters Inc. adheres to the highest principles for safety and efficiency, exceeding industry standards and expectations for the safe transportation of passengers and the conduct of Search & Rescue operations. We place value on: strong leadership; a trained, empowered and competent workforce; open and respectful communications with employees, customers and suppliers; and delivering on our priorities.

We operate a fleet of modern Sikorsky S92 helicopters in both offshore passenger transportation and Search and Rescue (SAR) roles. We operate out of a state-of-the-art heliport, hangar and dedicated SAR facility, which has a proven 24/7 365 response posture of being airborne within 20 minutes. The world class training our flight crew receives is completed in one of the most advanced flight simulators provided by CAE which is located in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador. Cougar Helicopters is a recognized and respected leader among helicopter operators throughout the industry and always remains proactive in the advancement of flight safety.

Cougar Helicopters Inc. currently has opportunities for four (4) full-time permanent Captains.


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Safe transportation of passengers/crew members and operation of the aircraft including all flight decisions once in the air in accordance the Company Operations Manual and standard operating procedures.
  • All duties assigned by the Chief Pilot including those related to training, flight standards, document control and improvement of Flight Operations efficiencies.
  • Maintaining a highly professional image in both conduct and personal appearance; and
  • Communication with the passengers and crew during flights.

Safety and Quality Responsibilities

  • Practice, actively promote and monitor  workplace safety;
  • Be familiar with and comply with the Cougar SMS and HSE policies and procedures;
  • Be responsible for knowing, understanding and complying with the workplace requirements for Cougar’s day-to-day operations and ask for assistance when unclear about a workplace process to complete a task safely;
  • Report hazards: If an employee encounters an unsafe or harmful condition or situation or if they are unclear if a task is safe, the employee is responsible to report this immediately to their supervisor or through the Cougar Safety Hazard Observation Program (S.H.O.P.); and
  • Wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Captain Qualifications:
    • Valid Canadian ATPL (H);
    • Minimum 3000 hours flying rotorcraft;
    • Minimum 1200 PIC on multi-engine helicopters;
    • Minimum 1000 hours of offshore oil and gas experience;
  • Valid Category 1 medical;
  • Accident free in past 2 years;
  • Valid passport;
  • Must pass pre-employment Drug and Alcohol screen;
  • Must qualify for Controlled Goods Clearance;
  • Satisfactory criminal records check;
  • SK92 type rating is required; and
  • Previous experience in the east coast Canadian offshore environment is considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • A persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent public speaking skills;
  • Language of work is English;
  • Demonstrated professionalism with the ability to exercise good judgment and diplomacy;
  • Decision making and crew resource management skills; and
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Interested parties click here Captain - St. John's, NL - to apply.

Posted: July 27, 2022

Reports To: Chief Pilot

Hours Of Work: 12 Hours Shift (21 days on / 21 days off)

Deadline: August 19, 2022

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We greatly appreciate your interest in Cougar. Because of the large volume of applications that we receive, it is impossible for us to speak with every candidate personally. After review of our staffing requirements and matching the candidate credentials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.