Aviation Meteorologist

Weathernews Americas Inc. is accepting applications for a Meteorologist in the Aviation Group.

 

Date posted

Aug. 31, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 31, 2017 12:00 am

Organization

Weathernews Americas Inc.

Location

  • United States

Job description

Aviation Group Position Summary

Using state-of-the-art technology, our aviation weather experts help clients make daily decisions based on how the weather will impact their flights, hubs and overall operations. From flight-by-flight decisions, like Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL) and alternate airports, to hub and system integrity decisions, like ground delays and equipment scheduling, our clients rely on Weathernews to deliver a complete aviation solution that proactively supports the decision-making needs of various airline employees.

This position is a one-year full time contract position with possibility to be considered for a permanent position after the contract has expired. This position is located in our operations facility near the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Analyze and communicate detailed meteorological conditions to include:
  • Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF) for airports worldwide;
  • Upper air wind and turbulence forecasts, and en-route thunderstorm forecasts.
  • Freezing/frozen precipitation, icing, ozone, tropical cyclone and volcanic ash forecasts when necessary
  • Make routing recommendations for flights in consideration of en-route hazards, including support for aircraft Minimum Equipment List (MEL) operations
  • Monitor current weather conditions and alert appropriate personnel when severe or operationally significant weather will impact the airline operation, facilities or personnel
  • Issue timely airport wind shear (LLWS) alerts • Provide weather training for flight crew and flight dispatchers
  • Support the Flight Control / Air Traffic Control desks as required

Tasks Performed

  • Manual, visual and/or computer analysis of meteorological data
  • Computer- and/or paper-based chart production
  • Data entry into appropriate airline computer systems, including the Intranet.
  • Brief operations control and/or flight operations personnel on an as-needed basis.
  • Conduct customized daily weather briefings to operations.
  • Participate in airport climatological studies.
  • Produce airport meteorological summaries as well as forecast reviews.

Interface requirements

  • Airline Meteorologists, Flight Superintendents, Sector Managers, Duty Directors
  • Flight Crewmembers • Any/all other airline personnel working in operations control in an operational capacity
  • Customer Service personnel working in an operational capacity
  • NWS, FAA, OAL personnel

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Meteorology, or its equivalent in practical training and experience, preferably both
  • Must be, or be capable of becoming, a skilled operational forecaster
  • Must be able to type and use computer-based drawing packages proficiently
  • Must be a good communicator, both verbally and written
  • Must understand the relationship between airline flight operations and weather phenomena
  • Must be able to maintain concentration and focus under time and environmental pressure
  • May have to stand at a chart table for extended periods of time
  • Able to work shifts, normally rotating in 24 x 7 shift-working operational office environment, including weekends and holidays
  • Able to handle significant amounts of time working in front of a computer or on a keyboard
  • Able to successfully manage workload and stress in bad weather situations

Weathernews is a 24/7 operation, all candidates must be available for shift work including nights and weekends.

Weathernews offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the opportunity to join a recognized leader in the weather information & risk analysis industry. Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume & cover letter to Aviation Meteorologist Weathernews

Please ensure the position you are applying to is clearly stated in your email.

Visit our website for more information about Weathernews’ products and services.

Principals Only

Weathernews is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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