• Dispatcher

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    Pos. Category
    Flight Operations
  • Overview

    At Republic Airline, our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, “With the BEST people, products, and performance, we will be America’s Regional Airline of choice.” Republic Airline is a regional airline headquartered in Indianapolis, operating fixed-fee flights for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. The Company’s fleet consists of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175s, offering approximately 950 flights daily to 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. Our crew bases include Chicago, IL (ORD), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Kansas City, MO (MCI), Miami, FL (MIA), Newark, NJ (EWR), New York, NY (LGA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) and Washington, D.C. (DCA). We have 10 maintenance bases: Charlotte, NC (CLT), Chicago, IL (ORD), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Louisville, KY (SDF), Newark, NJ (EWR), New York, NY (LGA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) and Washington, D.C. (DCA). With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airline is a great place to get your career off the runway! For more information, please visit our website at www.rjet.com.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Authorizes, regulates and controls airline flights according to government and Company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    1. Monitors flight operations, individual flight planning, releases, aircraft routing, flight monitoring, weather and operation advisory service duties.
    2. Records departure and arrival times of flights and keeps computer systems up to date.
    3. Establishes and publishes to all stations the planned aircraft routing.  Adjusts plan for maintenance issues, weather, airport closures or other issues.
    4. Arranges for ferrying of flights as needed.
    5. Provides weather information for flight crews.  Updates the flight crew of significant changes to weather or flight plan and recommends flight plan alternates, such as changing course, altitude and, if required, en route landings in the interest of safety and economy.  
    6. Releases flight crews to operate flights on their scheduled block.
    7. Coordinates with ground operations on any crew or aircraft changes.
    8. Coordinates diversions with Customer Service to ensure the best possible passenger convenience.
    9. Records all non-routine incidents in the station log and completes appropriate forms and reports.
    10. Initiates emergency procedures and notifications when necessary.
    11. Coordinates with all appropriate parties any unscheduled operation of aircraft due to weather, airport closures, emergency situations, etc.
    12. Provides coaching and on-the-job training as directed.
    13. Adheres to recurrent training.
    14. Performs other duties as assigned or required.


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.



    High school diploma or equivalent.  Possess a valid Aircraft Dispatcher License.  Possess Microsoft Office skills.



    Able to pass an FAA required 10 year work history review and pass criminal background and fingerprint checks.  Possess and maintain a valid US passport or foreign passport.  Authorized by law to work in the United States and able to travel in and out of the United States.  Willing to submit to and pass FAA and Company mandated random drug and alcohol tests.



                Ability to read, analyze, interpret and understand technical procedures and governmental regulations,
                sometimes quickly and under stressful or emergency situations.  Able to effectively present information
                to and respond to questions from management, crew, air traffic control, and internal associates.  Able to
                speak and be understood in English in person, on the phone and over a radio headset.



                Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
                limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
                diagram, or schedule form.to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and
                maintenance instructions.  Must be able to remain calm, think and react quickly in all types
                 of emergency situations.


    Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction.  Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured.  Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost.  Able to process information quickly and react in a positive manner during unexpected and/or serious situations.  Capable of controlling personal and emotional responses and acting appropriately under high levels of stress.






                Previous experience in Dispatching.  Previous airline experience.   



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Able to sit for prolonged periods.

    Able to use hands to finger, handle and feel, reach with hands and arms at least 90% of
    the time. 

    Able to hear clearly verbal communications in person, on the telephone, and over a headset with ambient noise. 



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    Able to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays to support 24 hour operations.





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