The Role Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Flight Coordinator for its Aviation Department in our Bakersfield, CA location. This position serves as a central point of contact for interactions between aircraft clients/owners/client's staff and Wonderful Aviation flight crews and maintenance per
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Flight Coordinator

Wonderful Citrus • 
Bakersfield, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
The Role
Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Flight Coordinator for its Aviation Department in our Bakersfield, CA location. This position serves as a central point of contact for interactions between aircraft clients/owners/client's staff and Wonderful Aviation flight crews and maintenance personnel. The position is responsible for scheduling aircraft activity and trips. This position reports directly to the Flight Coordination Manager.

Here's what you'll do:
  • Liaison between Passengers, Pilots, and Scheduling
  • Perform/comply with departmental processes that focus on safety and provide added efficiency as they relate to aviation operations
  • Assists with execution of (Yearly, Monthly, Daily) goal expectations of scheduling department
  • Scheduling company aircraft for executives, employees and guests delivering a high caliber of professionalism and customer service adhering to protocols as they relate to special requests
  • Working with Flight Coordination Manager to review crewing on a weekly basis
  • Communicate with and supply flight itineraries to 3rd party lift (charter) as appropriate
  • Monitor duty time limitations for flight crews to ensure compliance with applicable Wonderful Aviation Standards and General Operations Manual (GOM)
  • Assist with verification and data entry process of charter billing, accurate flight logs.
  • Coordinating with PIC as appropriate, trip routing, tech stops, crew augmentation and international handling (when required)
  • Coordinate aircraft movement in concert with the PIC to ensure that all airspace and airport restrictions are complied with, and to ensure that all aircraft support services are available and notified
  • Flexible hours may be required
Job Requirements:
Here's what you'll bring to the table:
  • Knowledge of flight planning and scheduling software, and the Microsoft Windows and Office Software
  • Knowledge of aviation terms, procedures and policies
  • Ability to interact effectively as a team member with Wonderful Aviation flight crews
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all cases involving client aircraft operations and when dealing with sensitive or security issues
  • Utilization of computer software related to flight dispatching and logistics support
  • Answering high volume of phone calls as it pertains to departmental needs
  • Sending crew briefings to charter companies as needed
  • Daily operations of base radio, assisting all inquiries and issues
  • Adhering and addressing all needs for approval in processes of scheduling
  • Build out Future Boarding for executive level passengers as directed
  • Maintain company car loan out and ground transportation locally
  • Maintain FBO and passenger database as needed within scheduling software
  • Extremely skilled and knowledgeable of customer service techniques and ability to perform all job duties providing the highest level of service to both external and internal customers
  • Skill in organizing and performing detail-oriented and timely duties and functions
  • Ability to plan and to prioritize work
  • Must be highly organized with ability and drive to learn
  • Ability to work and remain calm in a fast paced environment
  • Possess excellent analytical, critical thinking skills
  • Possess some technical skill as related to computers and flight planning software
  • Possess excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Administrative/Dispatching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of aircraft scheduling and aircraft trip planning including knowledge of FAA regulations, various airport statistics, resources available for trip planning, vendors available for aircraft and trip support, and weather monitoring preferred
  • Associates degree preferred

Here's what we'll bring to the table:

  • On-site gym -- free to employee and spouse
  • Subsidized on-site restaurants -- Two high quality, low-cost, fast-casual dining restaurants, and one grab-n-go station; discounted family-style grab-n-go meals also available
  • Wonderful Wellness Clinic -- Free on-site resource for physicals, check-ups, immunizations, health screenings, pediatrics (for children 5 years of age and older), basic mental health and/or social services, and physical therapy; most prescriptions are provided on-site and completely free
  • Wonderful Giving -- a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
  • Employee college tuition reimbursement
Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service.

Wonderful Citrus is America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

The Wonderful Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.
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