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Sign on Bonus!! Up to $500! Flight Following/Dispatch

Company: Laboratory Corp. of America
Location: Burlington
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:


Labcorp is seeking a Flight Following/Dispatcher for our Burlington, NC location.

What to Expect

  • Maintains a vigilant watch utilizing Flight Aware on all LabCorp aircraft conducting Flight Operations on a daily basis to ensure safe and timely conduct of all specimen and corporate flights conducted by the department.
  • Communicates with all pilots engaged in flight operations to ensure safe departures and landing are achieved at each in-route stop and at final destinations (base facilities).
  • Informs Managers and Director of Aviation in the event of any accident, activates the department's Emergency Response Plan, and maintains a timeline log of communications made and actions taken in the event of an accident.
  • Performs any additional actions as directed by Management and/or Director of Aviation during crisis events.
  • Maintains communications between the Aviation Department staff and all Lab
  • Facilities conducting testing that receive specimen shipments via the Aviation Department's aircraft. These communications are performed utilizing emails, direct phone conversations, person-to-person, and texting if applicable and warranted. A daily log of all communications sent and received shall be maintained by the Flight Dispatcher and a summary of nightly operations sent via email to Chief Pilot, Director of Aviation, Maintenance Manager, Safety Manager, Training Manager, and Administrative Assistant.
  • Other parties with vested interest in flight operations shall be provide a synopsis of events at the discretion of the Director of Aviation.
  • Adjusts scheduled pickup and delivery times as needed based on adverse weather phenomenon, mechanical issues resulting in aircraft and/or courier van delays, and disseminates the adjusted schedule to all parties as needed.
  • Coordinates lab, courier, and flight delays (Traffic, manning, weather, mechanical, etc.) to ensure the optimal use of LabCorp personnel and equipment to minimize the effects of any such delays.
  • Advises any lab or executive personnel on any unique circumstances specific to aviation operations that may be unknown or little understood by non-aviation personnel. These issues will be communicated in a clear and understandable manner to enhance everyone's grasp of situational abnormalities.
  • Reviews en-route severe weather phenomenon that may affect flight operations and advises air crew as to options available to continue the safe conduct of flight operations.
  • Coordinates Hotel accommodations, rental car arrangements, fueling truck call-outs, de-ice Truck call-outs as required by aircrew.
  • Determines suitable alternate airfields based on Federal Aviation Administration criteria for flights in the event of weather events (fog, rain, ice, snow, winds, etc.) precluding the safe arrival/landing of company aircraft at normal destinations airports with the understanding that the Pilot-In-Command is the final authority to aircraft routing/diverts/alternate airfields.
  • Reviews and advises aircrew of any applicable NOTAMS (Notice to Airmen) for destination and alternate airports. Reviews any applicable Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR's) along routes of flight and conveys the information in a timely manner to aircrews to minimize any delay these may cause.
  • Maintains a full understanding of and compliance with the Departmental General Operations Manual and Standard Operating Procedures.

    Education and Qualifications

    • HS Diploma or Equivalent, required
    • An FAA 121 licensed dispatcher license would be a plus but is not required for our operations.
    • Aptitude for the aviation industry would be acceptable provided they are sufficiently versed in the following aviation related areas: Federal aviation regulations Safety-focused decision making Basic Atmosphere theory, weather hazards, reports, and forecasts Aeronautical data (Charts, airport information) Route, time, and fuel calculations Basic principles of flight, such as weight and balance and performance considerations Aircraft utilization and operational limits Pilot perspective decision making
    • Desires to make a full time career of aviation, to include supervision of multiple aircraft and aircrew flight schedules, daily tracking of all flight operations, utilizing electronic, phone, and utilizing written means of communications to convey operational information to all interested parties.
    • Willingness on occasion accompany the pilots on their routes to grasp and maintain a complete understanding of flight operations from the pilot's perspective to better react as required to any changes in the normal routine.
    • Quick to adapt to changing situations as is normal in aviation field, maintains a thorough knowledge of aviation industry changes and regulations, and continues to grow in knowledge of commercial aviation-based logistics operations.
    • Preferred criteria would be multi engine commercial rating, instrument flight rating, and 600 logged flight hours.

      Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

      As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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