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Cargo Ramp Agent

Employer Swissport
Sector Miscellaneous
Contract Part Time
Hours This position is working variable shifts on a 5/3 shift pattern.
Wages To be disscussed
Employer Job Reference AS0100
Closing Date 31 Jan 2019

Job Description

Job Summary

Ramp Agents provide the necessary under-wing ground support services to aircraft as required by our customer airlines. This includes (but not be limited) to the loading and unloading of baggage and cargo and mail, sorting and transporting baggage to and from the aircraft and the operation of specialist ground servicing equipment.


Job Responsibilities

The following responsibilities are associated with this job role:

  • Unload air cargo and mail, bulk and/or containers/pallets, onto carts and/or dollies
  • Deliver air cargo to appropriate recipient
  • Provide special handling of cargo/mail as required
  • Placement of chocks and cones around the aircraft
  • Drive and/or operate ground support equipment which may include cargo tugs, cargo carts, aircraft steps,  belt loaders,  aircraft ground power units, tow bars, container loaders, water/lavatory service trucks, aircraft de-icing units, cargo dollies and passenger vans. 
  • Collect and load live animals and dangerous goods on onto aircraft
  • Report all equipment malfunctions to the appropriate supervisor/manager
  • Comply with all UK/Ireland/EU legislation as well as airport authority and carrier security requirements
  • Comply with Swissport Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Maintain the highest standards of safety and security at all time
  • Other duties as assigned

The list is not exhaustive and may vary depending on location and local customer requirements.                    

Qualifications and Competencies
  • Flexible to work on various shifts (days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays)
  • Ability to speak and understand the English language
  • Ability to travel to the airport at times where public transport is not available
  • Ability to follow processes and procedures and apply flexible approach when required
  • Willingness to work in inclement weather
  • Physically fit, able to work in a manual environment and repeatedly lift up to 32kg throughout a shift.
  • Able to work as a team in a fast paced environment
  • A full driving license
  • Previous experience working in an aviation environment is desire
  • Ability to speak additional languages is desired

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