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Meteorologist & Flight Planning Specialist

Company: World Fuel Services Corporation
Location: Webster
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At World Fuel Services, our employees are the key to our global success.We are industry leaders due to the innumerable talents of our approximately 5000- strong professional team. Our people thrive in an entrepreneurial and culturally-diverse environment, where innovative thinking, collaboration and efficient execution are highly valued. Our high-performance culture is what allows us to drive sustained growth. Stronger together, we promote an environment where individuals can thrive.

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World Fuel Services, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Preparing accurate flight plans and meteorology packages for Trip Support clients in addition to assisting in daily operations and tasks within Trip Support Services division. Under general direction, maximize international trip support service and customer relations with new and existing clients, providing superior customer service and communicating all of WFS|Colt's products and services to WFS|Colt's existing or new customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Computing and preparing flight plans for upcoming trips
  • Analyzing, interpreting and evaluating meteorological information to determine potential hazards to flight safety and determine proper routings
  • Using advanced knowledge of meteorology in preparing weather packages for upcoming trips
  • Using advanced knowledge of flight planning in preparing the flight plans and packages for upcoming trips
  • Ensuring flight packages are delivered to the proper emails, faxes, or both in a timely manner
  • Confirming receipt of flight packages with the client, the handler, and/or the hotel
  • Loading aircraft into Navtech or other flight planning system(s)
  • Building routes in Navtech or other flight planning system(s)
  • Provides expert level of support and consultation to WFS | Colt customers

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in day-to-day operations requirements such as but not limited to the following when demand dictates:
  • Ground handling, operational permits, slots, Flight following, hotels, and transportation
  • Customs services including customs arrangements, Canpass form preparation and submission and arrangement of Border Overflight Exemptions
  • Loading and maintaining trips in the Falcon system
  • Loading Trip Cost Estimates into the Falcon system
  • Assisting with fuel quotes and/or arrangements after normal business hours
  • Quality assurance for "owned" trips
  • Part of the operations phone and communications rotation - responsible for assisting with all incoming operational communications, including phone calls, faxes, emails and SITA/AFTN traffic
  • Must have a firm knowledge of WFS|Colt's products and services and be able to effectively market them to customers
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by management
  • Helps other employees to accomplish Colt company goals
  • Working Hours: as determined by the Sr Director Global Operations


  • Knowledge of ATC regulations and understanding of flight planning systems.
  • Ability to act in situations with confidence, assertiveness, tact, and diplomacy
  • Ability to deal resolutely with sensitive issues; methods and techniques used in persuasion and negotiation of conflicts and problems
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in stressful situations and negotiations
  • Ability to partner with other departments and interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree (BS, BA, etc.) in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science or equivalent military training and experience. College degree preferred or equivalent combination of training and work experience in weather forecasting.
  • 0 - 2 years preferred specialized training and work experience in Weather and/or aviation industry. Aviation forecasting experience preferred.
  • Strong customer service knowledge and understanding of skills required.
  • High degree of attention to detail is a requirement of the position.
  • Industry knowledge i.e. customers, vendors, competitors, and primary products & services offered.
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Keywords: World Fuel Services Corporation, Houston , Meteorologist & Flight Planning Specialist, Other , Webster, Texas

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