Aircrew schedulers are responsible for creating schedules for airlines based on available staff and company guidelines/policies. Attention to detail and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people are essential in this position, and they typically work in an office setting to develop flight schedules that work well for airlines and do not result in delays.
Aircrew schedulers are also responsible for assigning pilots to specific flights and ensuring that these flights run accordingly. They may work with variety of people, ranging from pilots and flight attendants to passengers and other flight crew. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and some employers also require a degree in business or finance and/or years of relevant prior experience.
Job growth for this position has an outlook of 6% for the future, and this position requires close attention to detail and the ability to resolve problems with schedules in short periods of time. Hours and shifts in this position can vary greatly, as well.