WestJet Seeks Advisor – Ground Icing Operations

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Posting Open Date: 03/02/2015
Posting Close Date: 03/15/2015 (Please note the posting will close at 11:59pm EST)

Develop, implement, train and monitor safe, creative and efficient processes for ground icing that continually challenge the status quo and maintain our safe operating environment and competitive advantage.

General Responsibilities:
To assist the Manager Ground Icing – Flight Operations and the Director Flight Technical & Ops Control in the development, implementation, and management of programs and policies in the ground icing program.

Job Description:

  • Develop, document and communicate new aircraft ground icing procedures for the WestJet programs.
  • Analyze existing procedures and make changes to the Ground Operations Manual where necessary
  • Research, develop and implement new technologies and procedures for WestJet and contracted deicing service providers that will result in safe & efficient ground icing processes.
  • Ensure procedures are developed in compliance with all regulatory, safety and industry requirements.
  • Seek input from deicing agencies and agents to ensure procedures are understood and have been implemented successfully.
  • Monitor compliance to WestJet and regulatory programs.
  • Monitor and conduct training as necessary.
  • Provide technical support to other departments (Airports, Flight Ops, OCC, Training, Inflight, Safety, Maintenance, GSE, Purchasing and Service Providers)
  • Investigate safety and operational reports and complete as necessary.
  • Liaise with regulatory and industry contacts (Transport Canada, SAE, Fluid and Equipment Manufacturers, other airlines, etc.)
  • Prepare presentations.


  • 3 – 5 years aircraft deicing experience required.
  • 1 – 2 years management experience including facilitation, presentation and developing/maintaining internal and 3rd party relationships.
  • Previous ground operations experience is an asset.
  • Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Strong facilitation skills to lead and exchange ideas and information with stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to write operating procedures.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of work flows and risk assessments is required.
  • Ability to travel & spend time away from home.

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