Assistant Dispatcher

Position: Assistant Dispatcher Base Pay: 
Employee Type: Full-Time Leads Others:
Required Education: High School Diploma/GED Required Experience: Dispatcher License
Travel Required: No Position Close Date:

Location:  Wilmington, OH (ILN)

What you will do:
The Assistant Dispatcher will initially learn the duties of the Flight Support Specialist position which includes providing support to the aircraft dispatchers, direct phone communication with flight crew members, data entry and report generation, accurate recordkeeping in accordance with FAA requirements and monitor flight progress.  The Assistant Dispatcher position will be responsible for domestic and international flight release preparation; prepare weather briefings; determine and order fuel; calculate payload; in-flight monitoring and debrief each flight; ensure all flights assigned are prepared; advise of any operational problems pertaining to assigned flights; communicate and coordinate deviations to plan with System Control, Maintenance Control and crews; coordinate operations with Airport Management, customers, and handlers; able to work variable schedules to include 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift, with variable days off during the week.

What you need:

  • Must have HSD/GED
  • Dispatcher’s License or if you are under the age of 23, you must have a signed letter from the FAA indicating successful completion of the requirements for a Dispatcher's License 
  • Advanced level of understanding and knowledge of the following: interpreting aviation weather reports and their impact on flight operations, aircraft performance, limitations and systems and their applicability, Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 121 and 91 airport operations, emergency procedures concerning mechanical failures, hijackings, bomb threats, aircraft accidents, incidents, etc., air traffic control system and procedures

Preferred Skills:

  • College level courses on specialized training in the aviation field
  • Private pilot’s license
  • Aircraft Dispatcher experience with a 121 or 135 carrier