Duties and Responsibility: POSITION: Aircraft Dispatcher PURPOSE Dispatchers serve as a crucial component to the entire airline operation. Essential Duties
Responsible for economics, passenger service and operational control of day-to-day flight operations.
Prepare and sign the dispatch release to provide legal authorization for a flight to depart according to government and company regulations to expedite and ensure safety of flight.
Analyze and evaluate meteorological conditions, aircraft position reports and aeronautical navigation charts to evaluate the progress of flight, determine potential hazards to safety of flight, and select the most desirable and economic route of flight.
Compute the amount of fuel required for the safe completion of flight according to type of aircraft, distance of flight, maintenance limitations, weather conditions and minimum fuel requirements prescribed by federal aviation regulations.
Prepare flight plans containing information such as maximum allowable takeoff and landing weights, weather reports, field conditions, NOTAMs, and many other informational components required for the safe completion of flight.
Update the pilot in command of significant changes to weather or flight plan, and recommend flight plan alternates, such as changing course, altitude and, if required, enroute landings in the interest of safety and economy. This may include delaying or canceling flights if unsafe conditions threaten the safety of the dispatcher's aircraft or passengers.
Originate and disseminate flight information to others in the company including stations and reservations.
Participate in yearly recurrent training courses covering aircraft systems, company operations policy, meteorology and Federal Air Regulations as required by the FAA. Also complete yearly operations familiarization or “jump seating” for each aircraft the dispatcher is qualified in.
Able to learn and efficiently and adapt to a changing schedule.
Must be able to comprehend and have a clear understanding of government regulations
Must be able to proficiently use all Microsoft Office products.
Must be a team player, possess superior communication and operational resolution skills with management, crews, labor representatives and OCC team members.
Must be a quick thinker and able to task and issues related to work prioritize tasks in a highly operational environment.
Requirements REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE. High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must be at least 23 years of age. Pass the required practical test prescribed by Sec. 65.59 of this part; and (5) Comply with the requirements of Sec. 65.57 of this part LANGUAGE SKILLS Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language. REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Able to deal with conflict effectively while treating all employees with respect. DECISION MAKING Flight dispatchers frequently work under pressure in a fast-paced environment especially when flying weather is bad. They must make many rapid decisions concerning safety, flight regulations, and the economy of operations. These employees are surrounded by people, teletype machines, telephones, and intercom systems in a noisy, busy atmosphere. PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE At least 1 years related experience. PHYSICAL AND VISUAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Able to sit for long periods of time. Able to use hands to finger, handle, feel, talk or hear over 70% of the time. Able to focus with clear vision at 20 inches or less (computer screen). WORK ENVIRONMENT These employees are surrounded by people, teletype machines, telephones, and intercom systems in a noisy, busy atmosphere TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS 25% Travel May be required. Job Type: Full-time