Flight Control Meteorologist
Job Title: Flight Control Meteorologist
Department: Airline Operations – Global Operations Center, 825 Lotus Avenue, Louisville KY 40213
Days: 24/7 Operation Hours: Rotational/Varies Hours per Week: 40
Candidates will work in a fast paced, dynamic environment requiring exceptional communication, organizational skills, teamwork, a customer-focused attention to detail, decisive under pressure, successful under stressful situations, and the ability to multitask workloads. Candidates must be available to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends. Positions are located in Louisville, Kentucky, and work locations can vary from an office environment to occasional remote work.
Flight Control Meteorologists work in UPS’s Global Operations Center in support of worldwide flight operations. This includes maintaining a weather watch on UPS airline operations and, providing timely alerts/forecasts of weather conditions that would adversely impact the airline or the movement of packages. The candidate must be comfortable with public speaking and briefings. Flight Control Meteorologists also perform other duties as directed by the Flight Control Shift Manager.
Flight Control Meteorologists are responsible for:
- Briefs GOC Management for potential of hub issues.
- Maintain weather watches on UPS Airline operations, providing timely forecasts of weather conditions that would adversely impact the airline.
- Responsible for briefing GOC and other Airline Managers during Alternate Air Operating Plan.
- Providing routine forecasts and weather alerts for UPS gateways and hubs.
- Providing fog assessment forecast for Next Day Air outbound flights.
- Floating weather watch on UPS airline gateways as conditions warrant and time permits, providing guidance to Flight Dispatchers and Contingency when requested.
- Providing weather briefings to Contingency and Crew Scheduling at their shift turnovers to highlight areas of adverse weather.
- Research and improve forecasting methods.
- Use AWIPS II to be able interpret the following weather data:
1) Hourly observations, including SAs, METARs, and ASOS.
2) Rawindsonde reports, plotted on a Skew-T chart.
3) PIREPs (pilot reports), Convective SIGMETs, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, and other aviation text products disseminated by the National Weather Service.
4) Raw model output, including text (FOUS60 bulletins) and gridded (GRIB).
5) Infrared and visible satellite imagery, using various enhancement curves.
6) NEXRAD radar, using all NIDS products (Radial Velocity, VAD Winds, etc.).
7) Analysis of model output.
8) Model Output Statistics (MOS - FOUS bulletins) based on the NBM, NAM, GFS models.
- Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or equivalent military weather training.
- Outstanding forecasting and communication skills, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
Candidate should be a team player, exhibit leadership skills, be self-directed, show initiative, be able to make decisions on your own in a limited timeframe, have good organizational skills, have excellent attention to detail, and most important have the ability to handle stress well.
UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law