JetBlue looking for a Dispatch Instructor

Flagship_dxer

Legacy Airline Dispatcher
Don’t know the salary but I’m sure it’s competitive, good luck!

- Instructor Dispatch - Long Island City NY 11101
Usually dispatch instructor jobs are filled internally and come from inside the dispatch group. It is a huge red flag about the job or company if the airline is hiring this externally. It means the job is either undesirable with crappy pay or work rules or management feels the current dispatch group is extremely poor and incompetent.
 

bbmikej

Well-Known Member
Usually dispatch instructor jobs are filled internally and come from inside the dispatch group. It is a huge red flag about the job or company if the airline is hiring this externally. It means the job is either undesirable with crappy pay or work rules or management feels the current dispatch group is extremely poor and incompetent.
Or the company doesn't have a separate internal hiring site?
 

Flagship_dxer

Legacy Airline Dispatcher
Or the company doesn't have a separate internal hiring site?
That could be it too of course but the point is that for externals this isnt likely a job that you want to consider applying for. Either an internal is going to get it or its a really crappy job/situation. I know that from what a dispatch instructor does that if you arent hired from inside that dispatch group you wont be well liked or respected.
 

thewaffles

Well-Known Member
They’re looking at both internals and externals. Last time it was posted the same way.

Though there isn’t much attrition on the floor.
 

Flagship_dxer

Legacy Airline Dispatcher
They’re looking at both internals and externals. Last time it was posted the same way.

Though there isn’t much attrition on the floor.
But why would they even consider looking at externals? A dispatch instructor job is one that relies heavily on not just book knowledge but putting the knowledge into practice. Each airline has different tools, equipment, pilots, Ops Specs, etc and there are many things that an instructor does that are hard to understand unless you have done the job for that airline. Plus there are many dispatchers that wouldn't appreciate much having an instructor tell him how he needs to be doing his job if that instructor never did that job.
 

crjdxr

Whale watching over SCUPP
Instructing is a lot more than just being able to speak JetBlue, or Southwest, or Delta, etc. Any Schmo can stand in front of a class and read the Ops Specs off a PowerPoint slide. It takes a special kind of Schmo to get the people in the class to WANT to read along. Maybe they have someone like that in-house. Maybe they don't.
 

ahw01

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nyk

Well-Known Member
Also by law its a requirement to post all jobs within a company externally even if there is no intent to hire external.
 
F

Flying Saluki

Guest
It's not necessarily a negative reflection on the company that they don't fill it internally. It's been my experience that most dispatchers don't want to leave their comfort zone. They just want to crank out their 40 or 50 releases each day and go home. Stepping into an instructor's role requires a level of work and dedication that they're not willing to commit to.
 

F9DXER

Well-Known Member
Several years ago, I remember FEDEX doing the same thing as they were looking to add a dispatcher instructor.

Also for those that may want to advance their career towards being an FAA Inspector, being a dispatch instructor is almost a requirement
 

Flagship_dxer

Legacy Airline Dispatcher
It's not necessarily a negative reflection on the company that they don't fill it internally. It's been my experience that most dispatchers don't want to leave their comfort zone. They just want to crank out their 40 or 50 releases each day and go home. Stepping into an instructor's role requires a level of work and dedication that they're not willing to commit to.
That is a reflection on the dispatch work group if nobody wants the job. A dispatch instructor usually has to not only teach what the book says but how the book gets applied and the tools of the job. To both new hires and recurrent as well as dispatchers being sentenced to re-training, the instructor needs to have some credibility otherwise he will just be tuned out. You can't just merely recite the company line if you want to do a halfway decent job. Instructors also are the liaisons between dispatch and the company, pilots, and Feds. Knowing how things work at that airline and having experience with it puts an instructor in a better position to answer the questions he is sure to get. Some things a dispatcher does may not make much sense to an outside observer but someone who has experience with it will be able to know why it happened.

You essentially are supposed to be somewhere in between a dispatcher and company man. Not too far to either side.
 
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