Senior Captain



Camarillo, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Senior Captain


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this vital role you will

  • Check weather, all applicable NOTAMs where available, and determine fuel, oil and oxygen requirements
  • Determine aircraft weight and balance
  • Ensure that all flight planning requirements have been met
  • Ensure that aircraft crew members have valid licenses, medical certificates, passports and visas if and when required
  • Complete an aircraft pre-flight inspection before each departure
  • Briefing the passengers in accordance with the requirements
  • Operate the aircraft in accordance with operator procedures and aircraft limitations
  • Maintain compliance with customs, immigration and cabotage laws
  • Complete all post flight duties, including notification to the company of any deviation from the planned itinerary or overnight location
  • Record flight times and aircraft defects


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. Amgen is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to serve patients suffering from serious illnesses. The Amgen Flight Department supports the travel requirements for senior executives to locations throughout the world. The department currently operates a Gulfstream G-280 and a Gulfstream G-550. We anticipate the delivery of the Gulfstream G-600 in January. The safety and care of our passengers are always our #1 focus. We are Stage 3 certified with the International Business Aviation Council’s (IBAC) International Standards of Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO). The aviation professional we seek is a Senior Captain with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Gulfstream G600 Aircraft Experience


Gulfstream G280 Aircraft Experience


Doctorate degree & 2 years of aviation experience


Master’s degree & 4 years of aviation experience


Bachelor’s degree or & 6 years of aviation experience


Associate’s degree & 10 years of aviation experience


High school diploma / GED & 10 years of aviation experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Gulfstream G600 AND Gulfstream G280 Aircraft Experience

Technical Experience:

  • Airline Transport Pilot License, Multi-Engine Land

  • First Class FAA physical

  • FCC Radio Telephone Operator Permit

  • Total flight time – 5000 hours; Pilot-in-Command – 2000 hours; Multi-Engine – 2000 hours; and Jet – 1000 hours; Make/Model – 100 hours (preferred)

  • Actual instrument and night time – 10% of total time

  • Recent long range, international business jet experience

  • Aircraft specific experience

  • Strong decision making abilities as a professional aviator

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language

  • Focus on safety and building a safety-first environment

  • Ability to work within a structured, standardized environment with an emphasis on professional integrity, CRM and world-class standards

  • No record of aircraft accidents, incidents, or violations

  • Outstanding employment record as evidenced by performance reviews, references, and letters of recommendation

  • Indication of progressive career advancement

  • Demonstrated ability as work in a team atmosphere

  • Work well within Amgen’s culture of entrepreneurship and diversity


As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The annual salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $191,041 – $248,416.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancers, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.