Pilot - Twin Otter Captain

Department Flight Operations
Reports to Flight Operations Manager / Chief Pilot
Location Ottawa office and SGL field project locations worldwide

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Responsible for the operation and safety of the aircraft they command and for all those on board during the flight;
  • Assist in monitoring on-board geophysical equipment;
  • Complete preflight inspections and postflight reports;
  • Liaise with foreign aviation authorities;
  • For each flight, become familiar with:
    • the planned route/flight plan;
    • the aerodromes planned for normal and emergency use, and
    • the survey navigation equipment and ensure that it is in working order.
  • Ensure the following has been met:
    • the flight as planned can be made safely; and
    • the aircraft equipment including emergency, survival and safety equipment are installed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A valid commercial pilot´s licence with group 1 instrument rating;
  • Minimum of 1,000 total hours;
  • A valid passport or the ability to obtain a valid passport for the purpose of traveling globally;
  • Valid driver's licence;
  • Willing to travel to our global survey sites;
  • Low level survey flying experience an asset;
  • International flying experience an asset;
  • Experience on de Havilland Twin Otters; and
  • Additional languages an asset.


SGL is committed to promoting employee wellness and successful work-life balance. Employee benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Comprehensive benefits coverage including health, dental, vision, and paramedical;
  • Life insurance;
  • Employee and family assistance program;
  • Paid vacation, personal leave, and medical leave;
  • On-site gym;
  • On-site parking.

If you are interested or know a qualified person who would be interested, please forward their resume to careers@sgl.com. Be sure to include the position title in the subject line of your email. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.

Sander Geophysics is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, contact Human Resources at careers@sgl.com prior to your interview.