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Last updated: 2019-04-19
Valid to: 2019-06-26
Job Role:
Flight Operations, Flight Dispatcher
United States
Job description

The Aircraft Issuer/Dispatcher issues aircraft to Squadron Flight Duty Officers in accordance with established procedures. Verifies required maintenance has been performed and releases aircraft safe for flight.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Operate two-way communication equipment to coordinate flight-line operations.
  • Provide technical assistance, guidance and instruction to employees in the Organizational Maintenance Control Clerk classification.
  • Perform the duties and responsibilities of the Data Entry Clerk classification.
  • Obtain qualification to Release aircraft "Safe for Flight" within thirty (30) days of start date and maintain qualification while assigned as an Aircraft Issuer / Dispatcher.
  • Utilizing North Field Aircraft Issue Form designate and issue aircraft that meet mission requirements for scheduled instructor pilots and students.
  • Direct pilot-reported discrepancies to appropriate maintenance personnel.
  • Assist student and instructor pilots in completion of required maintenance forms.
  • Maintain / review Aircraft Discrepancy Books (ADB) to ensure accuracy.
  • Coordinate special / cross country flights with squadron flight duty officer.
  • Maintain appropriate tracking for fuel, aborts, trouble calls, oxygen servicing, spot numbers, turn around inspections, oil log etc.
  • Track aircraft high time components, phases and oil sampling and generate Maintenance Action Form when required
  • Present a courteous and professional demeanor when dealing with customers.
  • Perform other qualified duties as required.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated a working knowledge of Maintenance Control procedures and the coordination of aircraft maintenance.
  • Able to operate two-way communication equipment and speak in a clear and concise manner. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of aircraft maintenance records / forms and possess a working knowledge of the T-6 aircraft and associated systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer keypunch input and type a minimum of thirty-five (35) words per minute.
  • Working knowledge of applicable maintenance / technical manuals and publications.
  • Able to read, write, understand and communicate the English language and to follow verbal and written instructions.

Experience & Education

  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in military or civilian aviation maintenance control.
  • Satisfactory completion of U.S. Armed Forces aviation clerical courses or other schools with an equivalent curriculum or three (3) year of on the job training and /or experience.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be able to meet any Government / Company licensing / qualification requirements for the position.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Administrative duties that may require occasional kneeling, standing, stooping and bending are required. Required lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Primarily working in an office environment with minimum exposure to noise hazards. May be required to handle hazardous materials.
  • Exposure to prolonged periods of sitting, standing, and keyboard input. Possible exposure to hazardous material identified on the Material Safety Data Sheets. Possible exposure to electrical shock


  • No travel required