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Quest Diagnostics

Reading, PA

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  • Quest Aviation crew members are critical to the people we serve - your fast, safe and efficient transportation is an important step in the diagnoses and treatment of over 140K people everyday - that's more than 35.7M people making better healthcare decisions every year
  • Stable, growing company with 30+ years in the Airline Industry with opportunities for career advancement
  • Named as Fortune Magazine's 2018 World's Most Admired Companies list in the Health Care industry category of "Pharmacy and Other Services" for the third consecutive year
  • 45,000 Employees
  • 2017 company revenue at $7.5 billion
  • Operates a fleet of 23 aircraft (LBQ) with 88 daily landings in 63 domestic locations
  • Single pilot all night shift runs.
  • Launches approximately 20 runs per night between all the domiciles.
  • Flight followers on staff dedicated to overseeing and supporting flights.
  • Pilots stay connected to each other and the company with a company provided iPad and paid data plan
  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package including: 
    • Competitive compensation package
    • Enhanced Health Care Benefit Offerings that start day 1 
    • Most holidays and weekends off
    • Robust paid time off programs 
    • Opportunities for premium pay for added flying on scheduled days off
    • Annual Incentive Bonus Plan 
    • Opportunities for ongoing, paid certifications 
    • Educational assistance with low/no out-of-pocket cost options 
    • Employee Stock Option Purchase Plan 
    • Long-Term Incentive Programs 
    • 401K 
  • IATA: LBQ 
  • Call sign: LabQuest
  • This page last updated:January 16, 2019 (Hiring)
Total: 29
Active: 29
Furloughed: 0
None listed
BE58: 9
PC-12: 8
Phenom 100: 5
Is Hiring?: Yes

Hiring Captains for Dallas, TX and Lawrenceville, GA, and First Officer for Reading, PA

Requirements: Captain-Commercial single-engine, commercial multi-engine, 2000+ flight hours First Officer-500+ flight hours

To view the job description and apply, please visit:


Dallas Captain Opening: https://questdiagnostics.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/25609?c=questdiagnostics

Lawrenceville Captain Opening: https://questdiagnostics.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/24587?c=questdiagnostics

Reading First Officer Opening: https://questdiagnostics.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/25686?c=questdiagnostics


Quest will allow intercompany jumpseating.

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Captain: $90K (includes 10% shift differential) per year + 10% Annual Incentive Bonus (AIP)

Scheduled Pay Raises: Typically will receive annual merit increases in March/April. Yearly bonus on base pay depending on how well the company does. 1-5%

Monthly Line Holder Guarantee:

Typically 3-5 runs per week
Weekends/major holidays off
Duty days 6-10 hours
Flying 4-6 hours/night
Ability to swap work days with other employees

Reserve Details:

Typically anywhere from 0-5 days per month on standby

Vacation Time:
Date of hire - 15 days
1st anniversary - 20 days
4th - 24 days
8th - 27 days
11th - 30 days
15th - 32 days
20th - 34 days

Most Junior Captain Hired: August 2018 


Paid full salary during training with company paid hotel, airfare (To and From), as well as a rental car. All covered utilizing company paid American Express credit card.

Per diem during training is paid at $35/ day or utilize company card and expense meals up to $35/ day.

Baron training is conducted at SimCom in Florida (MCO) and Pilatus and Phenom training is conducted at FlightSafety in Texas (DFW).



401k match. 100% up to 5% base pay. Vested period: 1 year anniversary.

Also, Quest employees are offered a 15% discount on company stock.

401K Matching: Yes