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United Airlines Ramp Tower Controller - Air Traffic Strategy in Newark, New Jersey

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Network Operations Control

The Network Operations department helps us run a safe, reliable airline, and includes careers in aircraft routing and dispatching, crew scheduling, air traffic control and more.

Job overview and responsibilities

The Air Traffic Systems Ramp Controller’s primary purpose is to control the movement of aircraft in to and out of ramp/gate areas in a safe and efficient manner to achieve operational priorities. Through 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 to 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 best course of action to manage movement

  • Coordinate with local internal departments on flight priority and resource capabilities

  • Coordinate with airport authority, local FAA and internal departments

  • Provide ramp control services to other airlines under United control areas


  • High School Diploma, GED or education equivalent

  • 2 years' experience in Airline/Airport Operations

  • Intimate knowledge of Airline/Airport Operations

  • Ability to read, write and clearly speek the English language, ability to multitask different operations at the same time, technology literate in working within estalished systems

  • Must be flexible and willing to work any shift in a 24 hour/7 day a week operation including weekends, nights and holidays

  • 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


  • College degree with aviation focus

  • Dispatch certification, Pilots license (PPL, CPL, CFI)

  • Previous Ramp Tower or FAA Air Traffic Control experience

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 28 Network Operations Control

Function: NOC / Dispatch / Scheduling - Management & Administrative

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled