• Southwest Airlines | Pilot - First Officer

    Location: Dallas, TX, USA

    Job Description

    First Officers perform in a highly competent manner to safely operate Southwest’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. Southwest First Officers enjoy one of the most flexible scheduling policies in the industry as we offer all Pilots, regardless of seniority, the ability to modify their schedule extensively to suit their needs. Our First Officers ensure a safe environment while providing legendary, one-of-a-kind service onboard our Southwest aircraft.

    Benefits and Offers

    • Starting pay: $75.77 per trip for pay (TFP)*, as defined in the collective bargaining agreement; with opportunities for future increases per the applicable contractual wage scale. Opportunities for additional pay such as applicable RIGS for specified flying per the collective bargaining agreement.

    • Fly for free on any open seat on all Southwest flights, see all the destinations Southwest serves (your eligible dependents fly, too)

    • Competitive health insurance for you and your eligible dependents

    • History of zero furloughs. Highest job security

    • Lowest industry debt.

    • Flexible scheduling options

    • Amongst the highest narrow body rates

    • 15% non-elective contribution (B-Fund) deposited into your 401(k)

    • A ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement—when we profit, you profit*

    • Best work rule package

    • Unmatched Culture

    • Opportunity to purchase 10% off Southwest Airlines common stock, LUV, traded on NYS

    • Company-paid Loss of License

    • Most days off. Period.

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Must comply with all regulations and directives pertaining to the conduct of the flight in a manner suitable to the Captain. Specifically:

    • Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers.

    • All Pilots must operate in accordance with Southwest Airlines FAA Approved and FAA Accepted manuals, the Operations Specifications, 14 CFRs, 49 CFRs, FAA Orders, Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, Handbook Bulletins, Directives, and Manufacturer’s recommendations.

    • Works in a highly organized environment, which demands close coordination and teamwork with the Captain, Flight Attendants, Dispatcher and all Ground Personnel.

    • No person may perform any safety-sensitive function if the person has a verified positive drug test result on or has refused to submit to a drug test required by 14 CFR 121, Appendix I and the person has not met the requirements of that appendix for returning to the performances of safety-sensitive duties. (Reference 14 CFR 121.455(c))

    • Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company.

    • No person may perform any function listed in 14 CFR 121, Appendix I while that person has a prohibited drug, as defined by that appendix, in his or her system. (Reference 14 CFR 121.455(b))

    • No person may operate a civil aircraft without complying with the operating limitations specified in the approved Southwest Airlines Flight Operations Manual, markings and placards. (Reference 14 CFR 91.9(a))

    • Take action, as deemed necessary, to resolve any problems or situations that may compromise safety or compliance.

    • No person may operate an aircraft in a careless and reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another. (Reference 14 CFR 91.13)

    • When assigned by the Captain, direct the Flight Crew in a safe and efficient manner to meet the operational requirements of Southwest Airlines.

    • Delegate duties and authority defined for this position; responsibilities may not be delegated.

    • Submit reports on irregularities or incidents, as required.

    • All Southwest Airlines Employees must comply with the Company’s Policies on a Drug-Free Workplace and Alcohol Misuse. Specifically:

    • Immediately notify the Base Chief Pilot or Assistant Base Chief Pilot of any discrepancy or incident that may affect his/her ability, or Southwest Airlines' ability, to perform within the parameters of safety, regulatory compliance, and fiscal responsibility.

    • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

    • Performs as Captain should the Captain become incapacitated during flight and unable to assume command.

    • Authorities:

    • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders.

    • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

    • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.

    Job Requirements

    • Required: 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

    • Required: Must possess a valid United States Driver's License

    • Required: A valid passport allowing travel across US borders or a Refugee Travel Document

    • Required: High School Diploma or GED

    • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree

    • Preferred: 500 hours in a fixed-wing turbine (airplane and/or power lift). Successfully completed all aspects of a Destination 225° pathway program

    • Preferred: Actively flying for 2 of the last 5 years

    • Notes on flight time: Do not include simulator, WSO, RIO, FE, NAV, EWO and UAV. PIC time is defined as Captain or Aircraft Commander of record or pilot signing for the aircraft (not sole manipulator of the controls)

    • Note: Only time in a fixed-wing aircraft is counted, this specifically excludes simulator, helicopter, WSO, RIO, FE, NAV, EWO and UAV

    • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job

    • Required: USA DOT/FAA Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. The certificate must display the following:

    • "Airplane Multiengine Land" Category and Class Ratings

    • "English Proficient" limitation

    • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs.


    • Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language

    • 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 comply with company attendance standards and work rules, as described in labor agreements and/or established guidelines

    • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines

    • Ability to work rotating shifts, and or overtime and travel on a constant basis

    Job Details

    Company: Southwest Airlines

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Location: Dallas, Texas, United States