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Airline Ramp Agent

Date: Aug 30, 2022

Location: Newark, New Jersey, US

Company: Worldwide Flight Services, Inc.

Join our team at Worldwide Flight Services as a Ramp Service Clerk at Newark Liberty international Airport

 

Starting Pay: $18 + $4.60 ($22.60/h)

* WFS EWR hourly workers receive an additional $4.60/h per Healthy Terminals Act of New Jersey (S989) with base rate of $18/h, which makes starting rate of $22.60/h.

 

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

 

  • Performing loading and unloading of cargo weighing up to 70 lbs. within confined cargo areas, push, pull, and position loaded containers weighing up to 3,200 lbs. on rollers with/to aircraft
  • Driving vehicles with gross weights of 3,000 to 80,000 lbs. in areas congested with aircraft, moving and stationary vehicles and equipment as well as positioning vehicle up to aircraft requiring depth perception and the ability to distinguish colors, red, green, and yellow.
  • Receiving, delivering, and physical handling of freight and company material at the designated express docks, mail and baggage in the outbound baggage room
  • The completion of forms and messages related to and necessary for the performance of the designated locations of the functions described. 
  • De-icing aircraft, clear aircraft windshields, pushout/two aircraft and related guide man functions; connect/remove ground power and ground start units. 
  • Driving vehicles with gross weights of 3,000 to 80,000 lbs. in areas congested with aircraft, moving and stationary vehicles and equipment as well as positioning vehicle up to aircraft requiring depth perception and the ability to distinguish colors, red, green, and yellow.
  • Engage in push-out of aircraft driving 80,000 lb. vehicle or assist by providing guide function to driver using depth perception in congested areas or speaking to cockpit during push-back procedure.
  • Read "off-load" sheets to determine destination of cargo
  • Engage in proper specific ground to cockpit communication via hand signals and voice commands, with and without, the assistance of sight or visual aids.
  • Pull, push, and lift bags weighing up to 70 lbs. onto or from a conveyor belt.
  • Pull water hose from stationary cabinet and connect to aircraft.
  • Lift, connect overhead and remove overhead, 40 lb. KVA electric cable to/from aircraft
  • Load and unload cargo onto delivery trucks.

 

Required Skills:

 

  • Ability to work rotating shifts including weekends (i.e. Friday, Saturday and Sunday), holidays, and days off
  • Must be able to perform the job functions in variable weather conditions as well as environmental conditions, i.e. jet engine fumes, vehicle emissions, dust, and jet engine noise.
  • Ability to successfully communicate with others.
  • Ability to work in a high-noise level environment.
  • Ability to judge distances.
  • Ability to understand and react to verbal commands and safety warnings, with and without, assistance of sight or visual aids.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to read, write, fluently speak and understand the English language