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Air Traffic Controller
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We are looking for a detail-oriented and highly focused Air Traffic Controller to manage the flow of aircraft in and out of the airport airspace, guide pilots during takeoff and landing, and monitor aircraft as they travel. The Air Traffic Controller will use radar, computers, or visual references to monitor and control an aircraft's altitude, speed, and direction. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. They will also have a strong understanding of mathematics and physics, and be able to make quick decisions. This role requires a high level of concentration and the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
ResponsibilitiesText copied to clipboard!
- Coordinate aircraft movement on the ground and in the air.
- Provide pilots with information about weather conditions and flight paths.
- Monitor and direct the movement of aircraft on the ground and in the air, using radar, computers, or visual references.
- Control all ground traffic at airports, including baggage vehicles and airport workers.
- Maintain contact with pilots throughout their flights.
- Alert airport response staff in case of an emergency.
- Issue landing and takeoff instructions to pilots.
- Inspect, adjust, and control radio equipment and airport lights.
- Receive flight plans from pilots and coordinate with other air traffic control centers.
- Provide information to pilots, such as weather updates, runway closures, and other critical information.
RequirementsText copied to clipboard!
- Bachelor's degree in aviation or a related field.
- FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist Certificate.
- Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and make quick decisions.
- Strong understanding of mathematics and physics.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
- Excellent vision and hearing.
- Ability to work in a team.
- Ability to work shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Physical and mental fitness to perform the duties of the role.
Potential interview questionsText copied to clipboard!
- How do you handle high-stress situations?
- Can you describe a time when you had to make a quick decision?
- How do you ensure clear communication with pilots?
- What steps do you take to maintain focus during long shifts?
- How do you handle emergency situations?