First Officers

Southwest Airlines Dallas, Texas
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March 24, 2023
Southwest Airlines
Dallas, Texas

Southwest Airlines is currently looking for B737 First Officers.

Required skills

  • Must be able to read documents, follow instructions, listen, comprehend and repeat detailed lengthy instructions, and understand and retain procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Must successfully complete initial and recurrent training programs, proficiency checks, and evaluation period;
  • Must be aware of hazardous situations and be able to handle emergencies as needed;
  • Must be alert to moving equipment on the ramp and other aircraft in the air;
  • Must work under tight time constraints to accomplish quick (15 to 20 minute) turns of aircraft;
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate information verbally, face to face, over public address systems, via radio, and other communication equipment;
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team, meet the public and work under stressful situations;
  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • 1,000 hours in a fixed-wing turbine aircraft;
  • USA DOT/FAA Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. The certificate must display the following:
  • "Airplane Multiengine Land" Category and Class Ratings;
  • "English Proficient" limitation;
  • USA DOT/FAA First Class Medical Certificate and, if applicable, any necessary Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate (Authorization) or Statement of Demonstrated Ability (SODA) issued by the Federal Air Surgeon;
  • Must possess a valid United States Driver's License;
  • A valid passport allowing travel across US borders or a Refugee Travel Document;
  • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs.;
  • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job;
  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986;
  • Must be at least 23 years of age at the time of hire;
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines;
  • Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language;
  • Must be able to comply with company attendance standards and work rules, as described in labor agreements and/or established guidelines;
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, and or overtime and travel on a constant basis. Desired skills
  • Bachelor's Degree;
  • 1000 hours in a fixed-wing turbine aircraft as a Pilot in Command (PIC);
  • Actively flying for 2 of the last 5 years. Other information Note: Only time in a fixed-wing aircraft is counted, this specifically excludes simulator, helicopter, WSO, RIO, FE, NAV, EWO and UAV;

    Note: PIC time is defined as Captain or Aircraft Commander of record or pilot signing for the aircraft (not sole manipulator of the controls).

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