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Operations Communications Specialist

Company Description

Porter Airlines is committed to delivering its signature ‘flying refined’ experience to customers across North America. Effortless travel and genuine hospitality are offered in style and comfort while restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. 


Porter is proud to be an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.


Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Details of growth plans to provide North America-wide service are available at flyporter.com.

Job Details

The Operations Communications Specialist, reporting to the Manager, System Operations Control Centre, is the communications focal point in the System Operations Control Centre (SOCC). Under the Supervision of the Duty Officer, they are responsible for the timely dissemination of clear and concise operational information across both the organization and to external stakeholders. In the absence of the Duty Officer, the Operations Communications Specialist is responsible for overseeing all flight and ground operations while maintaining the accurate state of the flight schedule, with considerations to industry regulations, meteorological conditions, technical operations, and load planning. 


The Operations Communications Specialist (OPSCOM) is responsible for:

  • Maintaining the integrity of Porter’s flight schedule and aircraft movement data 

  • Evaluating schedule outcomes, including contingency planning and recovery of the flight schedule 

  • Proposing and executing decisions to improve on-time performance (OTP) and schedule completion rate (SCR)

  • Management and oversight of internal communication tools and timely dissemination of Operations Bulletins related to flight schedule changes and irregular operations (IROPS)

  • Ensuring the timely dissemination of pertinent information to all departments impacted by aircraft swaps, flight delays, cancellations, and any pertinent details that may affect the operation

  • Coordinating aircraft assignments and positioning while ensuring the movements comply with MEL, corporate, and maintenance requirements

  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge of company policies and procedures, Transport Canada regulations, and other domestic and international regulatory requirements

  • Monitor and respond to all aircraft service requests using multiple forms of communication

  • Initiate and coordinate Porter’s Emergency Response including non-emergency incident response and other critical communications through the Everbridge® Mass Notification system

  • Actively participating in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including, reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understand, comply and promote the Company Safety Policy

  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager, System Operations Control Centre, or designate



  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers)

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high-quality results consistent with the organization’s standards

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus


  • Minimum 3 years’ airline operations experience and/or in an industry supervisory role

  • Working knowledge of CARs 705

  • Decision-maker with strong planning skills and execution abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, oral, presentation) with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous priorities at once

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Hold a Restricted Radio Telephone Operators Certificate 

  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety practices, SMS, and other relevant legislation

  • Ability to hold and maintain all required security clearances         

  • Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination 

LOCATION: Toronto (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ) #LI-DNI

  • November 8, 2022
  • 41-22-17


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