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Station Supervisor, Ottawa

Company Description

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Stephenville, N.L,  Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Muskoka, Ont., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Job Details

FUNCTION: The Station Supervisor, Ottawa (YOW) is a member of the Airport Operations leadership team and is responsible for Porter’s safe aircraft turn performance, passenger service experience, ground handling, and team member experience within the station. As part of a rotating schedule, the Station Supervisor provides leadership to the station, together with the Station Manager and another peer Supervisor, seven days a week.

The Station Supervisor is accountable for the station’s consistent execution to defined safety, operational, passenger service and ground handling standards. The Station Supervisor identifies and eliminates barriers to reduce station-controllable delays and works cross-functionally to reduce system controllable and uncontrollable delays. This position works diligently and in conjunction with other departments to achieve a safe and accident-free operation. Regularly engages with team members to foster their commitment to Porter’s success and constantly seeks ways to drive operational efficiency while supporting team members and passengers.

The Station Supervisor is responsible for building and sustaining a high-performance culture of teamwork, commitment to service and operational reliability throughout the Station, with significant focus on actively developing the team’s ability to safely and consistently achieve our turn targets and provide exceptional customer service.

The highest value activity performed by the Airport Operations team is the turn.  To achieve the mandates above, the Station Supervisor’s primary focus should be at the gate to support the team as they execute the turn.

The station leadership team's schedule is assigned in a manner to provide seven day a week coverage with hours targetd at peak operational periods. 



  • As a member of the station leadership team, engage in in 7-day-per-week, in-station leadership coverage (overseeing operations and passenger interactions at the check-in counter, at departure gates and on the ramp), with hours focused on peak passenger times.The expectation is that the Supervisor is to spend 80% of their day engaged with the team and the operatio

  • Actively engages with operations, passenger interactions and team member coaching at departure gates, on the ramp, and at the check-in counter 80% of their day; higher during peak travel periods or if core operational, service, and safety metrics are not being regularly met

  • Oversees the team’s safe and reliable execution of the turn
  • Identifies and eliminates barriers that interfere with the team’s ability to properly execute the turn.  Examples include:
    • Ensuring the appropriate team members are assigned to the turn, drawing from other areas of the station operation if necessary;
    • Ensuring that the necessary equipment required for the turn is available and serviceable;
    • Ensuring cross-functional alignment between various departments to enable the turn.
  • Ensures the safe operation of the station, with particular emphasis on the ramp operation. Monitor and enforce compliance with safety protocols
  • Oversees the customer service experience within the Station.  Ensure Team Members provide proper customer service in accordance with Porter’s standards and nine core service behaviours
  • Conducts daily audits of team member performance to ensure compliance with safety, reliability, service, and regulatory standards and guidelines
  • Oversees local administrative coordinator to manage the station’s administrative support needs. Cross-trains administrative coordinator to augment CSR and/or Ramp team during extreme irregular operations, during staff shortages and during low season operations
  • Works with Porter GSE Maintenance and third party suppliers to ensure ground service equipment (GSE) are properly maintained, safe and reliable to support Station operations
  • Conducts regular after action reviews with the team following turns to ascertain what went well and should be reinforced / repeated and the causes of turn misses so that they can be corrected for subsequent turns. Trending causes of turn misses should be raised to the Station Manager to be addressed as part of our continuous improvement approach to operations
  • Actively works to maintain healthy team member Engagement levels
  • Model behaviours consistent with our:values and Porter’s Respect and Dignity Policy, ensuring all team members follow this example
  • Develops and maintains a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates top talent
  • Engages with team members in the operation to develop talent skills, including operational decision-making, critical thinking, adherence to standards, and problem solving 
  • Assists in the training of team members and lead
  • Actively participates in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understands and promotes the Company’s Safety Policy.


  • 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.

  • Exemplifying Integrity: Treating others fairly, honestly, and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust with team members and the broader community.

  • Inspiring Others: Energizing and inspiring others to strive for excellence and commit to common goals and purposes, creating a sense of self-efficacy, resilience, and persistence in followers.

  • People Leadership: Assuming a leadership role in helping others achieve excellent results.

  • Leading Change: Recognizing the need for change, being open to new ideas and methods, and championing transformational change within the organization and beyond.


  • 5 years’ airline experience in either customer service or ramp. If experienced in only one of these areas, must learn the other within three (3) months of joining Porter in order to provide the station with proper supervision
  • 2 years’ of leadership experience
  • Ability to obtain and hold all required security clearances
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract
  • College diploma or equivalent experience
  • Ability to effectively plan and manage resources, both people and time
  • Ability to work irregular hours, weekends and on holidays
  • Ability to lead under pressure, in an ever-changing environment
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and correspond clearly and precisely in english. French is an asset.


LOCATION: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport - YOW

  • December 5, 2019
  • 44-79-47


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