Senior Meteorologist - ATG

There is as an immediate opening for an aviation meteorologist to join Delta Air Lines Meteorology Department in Atlanta, Georgia.


Date posted

June 30, 2022 11:00 am

Application deadline

July 30, 2022 5:00 pm


Delta Air Lines


  • United States

Job description

Major duties include:
  • Analyzing computer models, radar, satellite, lightning, PIREPs, METARs and other text or graphical weather products in order to produce accurate and timely forecast products.
  • Producing surface products to communicate risk of weather impacts at Delta airports and other locations.
    • Preparing and monitoring TAFs.
    • Monitoring for large scale weather events, like winter storms or hurricanes, and producing detailed forecasts for duration of these events.
    • Answering variety of weather-related questions throughout the shift.
  • Producing safety-related, upper air products for a variety of upper air hazards across the globe. This includes:
    • Forecasting and monitoring for turbulence, thunderstorms, volcanic ash, icing, ozone and space weather.
    • Analyzing complex horizontal & vertical atmospheric conditions that are changing in time, then summarizing into concise forecast products.
    • Continuously monitoring real-time weather conditions and updating forecast products.
  • Providing scheduled and unscheduled briefings to a variety of customers including dispatchers, operations personnel, and pilots, as well as other individuals responsible for the safety and efficiency of the operation. Verbal and written briefings occur multiple times per day.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with co-workers and other operations personnel throughout the shift to ensure the consistency, accuracy and quality expected of all Delta Meteorologists.
  • Must be willing to support 24x7 department by working rotating shifts (early morning, afternoon/evenings and midnight shifts), most weekends, holidays and have rotating days off.  Overtime will be required at times.  
  • Must be both customer oriented and able to maintain concentration and focus under time constraints and environmental pressure.
  • Must be able to quickly respond to weather related operational requests and be able to identify, prioritize and communicate information regarding weather or atmospheric conditions that affect the safety and/or efficiency of airline operations.
  • Must practice safety conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures.


  • Embraces diverse people, thinking, and styles.
  • Consistently makes safety and security, of self and others, the priority.
  • High School diploma, GED, or High School Equivalency.
  • A B.S. degree or higher in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or related discipline, or equivalent military training is required. 
  • Proficiency in Windows applications and general PC knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for a U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.


  • Minimum of two years’ experience in aviation forecasting is preferred, but training will be available depending upon other qualifications.

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