Job Number 62366 - Posted 12/04/2017 - Flight Operations
Posting Open Date: 12/04/2017
Posting Close Date: 12/15/2017 (Please note the posting will close at 11:59pm)
(MINIMUM ONE YEAR DISPATCH EXPERIENCE IN EITHER A “TYPE A” OR “TYPE B” OPERATIONAL CONTROL SYSTEM REQUIRED)
Exercise safe and efficient operational control over WestJet flights in conjunction with the Pilot-in-command and in accordance with all Canadian and foreign regulations, and WestJet policies and procedures.
Analyze operational information including forecast and actual weather conditions, NOTAM, runway and aerodrome suitability, navigation aids, communications, en-route facilities and other constraints which may affect WestJet flights.
Flight planning, including route analysis and calculation of fuel requirements.
Formulate, authorize and issue operational flight plans for WestJet flights.
Review, revise and communicate changes to the operational flight plan to the Pilot in Command as required.
Ensure that flight plans have been properly filed and amended with the appropriate ATC facility as required.
Maintain Flight Watch over all WestJet flights within the sector of operation.
Provide flight crew briefings.
Coordinate all aircraft MEL and maintenance limitations with Maintenance Control.
Coordinate airport curfew extension approvals as required by local airport authorities.
Communicate information pertaining to irregular operations to the Chief Duty Dispatcher and Commercial Operations as required.
Recommend flight delays or cancellations to the Chief Duty Dispatcher and Commercial Operations as required.
Other duties as outlined in the Company Operations Manual.
MINIMUM ONE YEAR DISPATCH EXPERIENCE IN EITHER A “TYPE A” OR “TYPE B” OPERATIONAL CONTROL SYSTEM REQUIRED
Successful completion of the Transport Canada Flight Dispatch Generic Examinations (FDOPS and FDMET) required.
FAA Dispatch license an asset.
Minimum 21 years of age as required by Transport Canada.
Valid Air Operator Radio License an asset.
Commercial Pilot License an asset.
Flight Service Specialist experience an asset.
Air Traffic Control experience an asset.
Related experience within a Flight Operations Department an asset.
Demonstrated good working knowledge of general computer and software applications.
Demonstrated success multi-tasking during high pressure situations in a fast paced dynamic environment.
Proven ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated excellence in prioritization and organization.
Strong interpersonal skills with past success establishing respect and credibility through actions.
Proven ability to communicate in a clear, accurate, concise and professional manner.
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, operating over one hundred aircraft to destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. We are recognized as a Top Employer in Canada and our more than 10,000 employees work hard to ensure we maintain our position as one of Canada's most respected corporate cultures. With the launch of WestJet Encore, we will continue our steady growth by offering flights and jobs to more cities in Canada.
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in WestJet. We believe in enriching the lives of everyone in WestJet's world and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Our ongoing efforts toward evolving total diversity will continue to be the way we do business every day. As owners, we believe in celebrating everyone’s unique skills, perspectives and experiences. WestJet is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
If you inspire greater creativity and innovation towards reaching new altitudes and meet the qualifications for the position in which you are interested, we welcome you to complete an online application. WestJet is a great place to land - powered by Talent and Growth.
At WestJet, the safety and security of our people and our guests is a core value and at the heart of what we do. As safety and security is a shared responsibility, it is expected that you will utilize safe work practices to ensure your well-being and the safety of others.