United Airlines

Ramp Tower Controller - Air Traffic Strategy

United Airlines - Posted 4 months ago
$111k-186k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Air Traffic Controller salary records


Newark, NJ

no experience required
Company size
84k employees

Airport:  Newark Liberty Intl (EWR)

Air Traffic Controller Job description

There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path toward becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline.

Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space-available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

At United, we connect the dots. And we do everything possible to get our customers from point A to B – safely, quickly and responsibly! From dispatching and routing our aircraft to scheduling our crew needed to fly our planes and even air traffic control, our Network Operations team helps us run a safe, reliable airline. Help keep our customers happy, and our planes in the air.

Key Responsibilities:

The Air Traffic Systems Ramp Controller’s primary purpose is to control the movement of aircraft into and out of ramp/gate areas in a safe and efficient manner to achieve operational priorities. Effective flow of arrivals and departures will improve on-time performance and reduce taxi delays. Proper sequencing of departures ensures high values flights receive necessary priority without impact on airport surface movement. Arrival performance is improved as controllers make better decisions regarding whether to hold or push a flight using available tools.

  • Control Movement of aircraft to and from ramp areas
  • Monitor inbound and outbound operations and determine the best course of action to manage the movement
  • Coordinate with local internal departments on flight priority and resource capabilities
  • Coordinate with the airport authority, local FAA, and internal departments
  • Provide ramp control services to other airlines under United control areas


United values diverse experiences, and perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!

What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • High School Diploma, GED, or education equivalent
  • 2 years experience in Airline/Airport Operations and/or an aviation-related college degree
  • Intimate knowledge of Airline/Airport Operations
  • Ability to read, write and clearly speak the English language
  • Ability to multitask different operations at the same time
  • Technology literate in working within established systems
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • College degree with an aviation focus
  • Dispatch certification, Pilots license (PPL, CPL, CFI)
  • Previous Ramp Tower or FAA Air Traffic Control experience

United Airlines is an equal-opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact JobAccommodations@united.com to request an accommodation

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