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Flight Follower – YWG – Applicant Pool

Department: SOCC
Posted: February 1, 2023
Deadline: February 21, 2023

Our Company

Established in 1960, Perimeter Aviation LP is a diversified company that is a subsidiary of the Exchange Income Corporation which has recently grown through the merger with Bearskin Airlines. With more than 750 employees, we operate a fleet of 40+ aircraft including the Metro 2, 3, 23, Merlin and Dash 8 aircraft. We are based in Winnipeg and Thompson, Manitoba as well as Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay, Ontario. We provide scheduled passenger and freight services to Northern Manitoba and Northern Ontario, 24/7 North American charter services, Medical evacuation services and a full-service maintenance facility including design engineering, NDT, and Garrett turbine engine services.

We are a Canadian company, proudly building a diverse workforce that is driven by a shared sense of community, customer service and a dedication to safety. We’re fostering a culture where our employees will feel proud of the work they do and the company they work for. We seek employees with a positive attitude in providing excellent service to the communities in our network.

Position Summary

Reporting to the SOCC Manager, the Flight Follower is the key position responsible and accountable for the coordination and communication of all aircraft movements, and for assisting in the planning, directing, coordinating and communicating of all aspects of Perimeter’s aircraft operations, both ground and air. The Flight Follower is also responsible to complete, and to ensure completion of, daily administrative tasks in relation to aircraft movements.

This is a full-time position located in Winnipeg, MB (YWG)

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly flexible, with the ability to respond quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Professional and respectful, with a positive work attitude
  • Timely with a high level of commitment to on-time performance is essential
  • Motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of respect, understanding and regard for First Nations communities
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Strong planning skills and detail-oriented
  • Able to handle stressful situations in a calm and effective manner
  • Proven time management skills with strong attention to detail

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Perform Flight Following and maintain the airline management software, which includes inputting Out, Off, On and In times for all flights, as well as a delay code when required
  • Modify flight routing for all flights, as required
  • Ensure that updated information is provided to Crew Scheduling, Duty Manager and the Flight Dispatch Centre, as the airline management software is updated
  • Assist, if required, with ensuring that customer requirements are met on all flights with respect to flight crew and other items that may arise after hours
  • Possess the ability to make informed decisions without compromising internal policies/procedures
  • Provide training and mentoring to new flight followers, ensuring that the SOCC is maximizing operational effectiveness
  • Monitor the airline management software, consulting and communicating with all departments to ensure operations run smoothly and efficiently
  • Communicate to all departments when an irregular operations (IROP) situation occurs
  • Communicate movement reports for all flights when required
  • Predict “real time” and proactively organize/re-organize all flights on the “Day of Ops” Board when required
  • Assign all flights in the airline management software to an aircraft
  • Work with the Duty Manager and Maintenance Operations Control (MOC) to schedule all required maintenance
  • Assist when required by MOC to input maintenance blocks into the airline management software
  • Work with Crew Scheduling to communicate flight assignment changes to appropriate crew members
  • Assist the Duty Manager and Commercial Ops, when required, with passenger loads and organizing aircraft to maximize customer service and efficiency in “real time”
  • Enter all required data from the Operational Flight Plans and Journey Logbook to ensure flight crew flight time information is accurate
  • Perform daily Quality Control (QC) audits of Operational Flight Plans
  • Populate and send the daily SOCC report
  • Identify and recommend efficiency opportunities to management, which will improve upon daily processes to capture operational efficiencies, i.e. improve reporting accuracy, completeness, timeliness, routes that need more/less capacity
  • Demonstrate positive and respectful teamwork by providing ongoing support and assistance to the SOCC and understanding how your performance may affect the Operations department
  • Actively demonstrate the willingness to share knowledge and learn from others
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalent
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any applicable transportation security clearances and additional authorizations
  • Canadian Radio License (Aeronautical) required
  • Prior experience in operations and/or flight coordination preferred but not required
  • Transport Canada Generic Dispatch Exams (FDMET and FDOPS) are considered an asset, but not required
  • Strong customer service experience considered an asset
  • Previous experience with Airline Management Software considered an asset
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Indigenous and Cultural Awareness Training considered an asset

Working Conditions

  • Physically able to perform all listed job duties
  • Travel by aircraft and other means as required by role
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and telephone
  • Modified work agreement (7 on/7 off or Monday-Friday)
  • Various shifts at a fast pace in order to meet service level requirements of the airline
  • Work performed primarily in an office environment
  • Able to work outside of public transit hours
  • Occasional lifting of approximately 30 lbs may be required
  • Physical location of this position is only accessible via flight of stairs

How to Apply

Perimeter Aviation’s hiring policy is to recruit and select the best applicant for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position. Perimeter Aviation LP does not discriminate against applicants based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability or a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

We thank all candidates for their interest in the position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis which may result in an earlier application deadline.

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