Pilot Flying J to Host First National Hiring Day

Travel-center network hopes to add 5,000 new team members
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Photograph courtesy of Pilot Flying J

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J on May 2 will hold its first national hiring day, the largest in-person and virtual hiring event in the travel-center company's history. To prepare for the influx of travelers this summer, Pilot Flying J said it aims to hire more than 5,000 new team members across its network of more than 750 travel centers in the United States and Canada.

The company is hiring an average of 10 positions per location, with some states adding more, including Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia, it said.

Pilot Flying J said it is seeking “hands-on, high-energy individuals with a people-first service mentality.” It is inviting candidates to visit all Pilot and Flying J travel centers and truck care service centers May 2 for on-the-spot interviews and information. To make it easier for candidates to learn more and apply wherever they are, the company also is offering virtual job tours and interviews available on its national hiring day website.

Open positions include:

  • Travel center leadership and entry-level part-time and full-time roles in quick-service restaurants, deli, retail and maintenance.
  • Truck care mechanics and certified technicians.
  • Professional drivers for fuel transport, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), crude and refined fuel.

For technology candidates, Pilot Flying J is hosting Tech Night on May 2, a meet-and-greet at the company's support center and headquarters in Knoxville. The company plans to hire 55 professionals in technology fields, including mobile developers, data scientists, engineers and more.

Pilot Flying J promotes a team member-first culture, it said, and offers both part-time and full-time benefits, such as weekly pay, tuition assistance, 401(k) participation, dental and vision plans and paid time off. On average, the starting salary for hourly, entry-level employees at Pilot Flying J travel centers is $10.75 per hour, the company said. Comprehensive and affordable medical plans are also available to full-time team members, including a $10-per-week plan for travel-center team members and access to no-cost medical consultations with Teledoc. Other benefits include free beverages and 50% off on deli and made-in-house PJ Fresh meals while at work.

“Making the decision to start a career at Pilot Flying J provides the opportunity to work hard, have fun and live up to one's full potential, while also advancing professionally,” said Paul Shore, chief people officer of Pilot Flying J. “Hiring 5,000 enthusiastic team members to join our company in a wide array of positions across North America is an exciting challenge, especially during a time of low unemployment. To help candidates get a feel for our values and culture, learn about the great benefits we offer and find the right job opportunity, we can't rely on standard outreach. That's why we're inviting everyone to join us on national hiring day.”

  • Pilot Flying J is No. 12 in the Top 40 update to CSP’s 2018 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of retail sites.

Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, offers roadside assistance at from more than 135 locations nationwide, has 44 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers and 34 Boss Shops. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 72,000 parking spaces for trucks with Prime Parking at more than 400 locations, 5,200 deluxe showers and more than 6,200 diesel lanes with 5,200 offering DEF at the pump.

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