Careers Gatwick

Air Traffic Services Assistant


Job Title:         

ATSA (Air Traffic Services Assistant)

18-24 months (effectively 12 months after completion of training and validation)



Reporting to:   
Head of Operations

35 Hours per week; Operational shift work to maintain operational validations within agreed framework/guidelines and to provide cover.

Role Purpose:

To provide specialist and professional Air Traffic Services Assistant support to include a wide area of responsibilities. A minimum training requirement will be prepared and will depend on previous experience.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Operation of airfield lighting panel, and/or VDU, in accordance with instructions passed by the Ground Movement Controller (GMC) to aircraft and vehicles.
  • Selection of brilliance levels of taxiway lighting to accord with the prevailing conditions as directed by the GMC controller.
  • Identification and reporting of faults in the lighting system.
  • Promoting and maintaining a harmonious and effective working relationship with Gatwick Airport Limited staff and with airline customers.
  • Processing Flight plan messages to AFTN/HCS
  • Providing a customer assistance and briefing service as required
  • Providing operational support to Controllers in the VCR
  • Making routine and special MET Observations using SAMOS equipment.
  • Liaising with internal and external agencies whilst performing VCR support duties.
  • Receipt and filtering of telephone calls from other organisations and members of the public.
  • Training of trainee Lighting Panel Operators on the lighting panel.
  • Other tasks appropriate to the grade as directed by management.

    Desirable Experience/Attributes:

    At least 2 years valid ATSA experience would be desirable but not essential.

    Experience in a London TMA operation is desirable.

    Ability to deal with unpredictable workload and conflicting demands is essential.

    Ability to react fast and efficiently under pressure.

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