TWU Ramp Clerk

Date:  Jun 13, 2024
Location: 

Trenton, New Jersey, US

Custom Field 4: 
Company:  Worldwide Flight Services, Inc.
Compensation:  $16.00 per hour

About WFS

Join our Worldwide Flight Services family and contribute to the timely delivery of cargo shipment, luggage, business to customer delivery, and on-time flights while operating safely and securely.  We perform at the highest level for our customers every day, and strive to be an exceptional leader in our industry with our teams of cargo, passenger, ramp handling, and technical service experts in 164 airport locations, 18 countries, and on 5 continents.  Are you ready to take off on your next career with us?

Job Summary

The work of a Ramp Clerk includes the following: loading and unloading of cargo (mail, express, baggage, freight, and company material) on and off aircraft; the transporting of cargo between terminals and aircraft; the ramp transfers of cargo where required; the receiving, delivering, and physical handling of freight and company material, export 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.  Comply with WFS site security procedures for assigned warehouse and other operations.  Remain cognizant of WFS staff, security contractors, and visitors’ activities and report security breaches, suspicious occurrences, or non-compliance with the site security plan to managers or via the WFS whistleblower program. This job is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Responsibilities

  • Load and unload aircraft of cargo weighing up to 70 lbs. in and out of aircraft 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.
  • 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.
  • Transport cargo to and from aircraft driving 3,000 lb. vehicle using depth perception to negotiate vehicle with attached carts through congested area.  Read "off-load" sheets to determine destination of cargo.
  • While performing aircraft push-out and/or towing functions, engage in proper specific ground to cockpit communication via hand signals and voice commands, with and without, the assistance of sight or visual aids.
  • Ability to successfully communicate with others.
  • Ability to work in a high-noise level environment.
  • Ability to understand and react to verbal commands and safety warnings, with and without, 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.
  • De-ice aircraft at heights of up to 20 - 80 ft. lifting and holding nose, spray exterior of wings and fuselage with glycol.
  • Ability to judge distances.
  • Ability to confront and question unauthorized personnel in secured areas, and report their presence to authorities as necessary.
  • Reports to work on a regular and timely basis.

Minimum Requirements

  • HS Diploma, GED or Equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to work rotating shifts including weekends (i.e., Friday, Saturday, Sunday), holidays, and days off.

 

**This job is covered by a collective bargaining agreement of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), a labor union which requires joining the TWU and paying union dues.** 

Preferred Skills

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather conditions as well as environmental conditions, i.e., jet engine fumes, vehicle emissions, dust, and jet engine noise.
  • Ability to distinguish colors, red, green, and yellow.

Perks & Benefits

  • Want your pay in advance?  Access up to 50% of earned wages before payday and get paid up to two days early through the Branch app!
  • Are you a top performer who thrives on recognition?  On the spot awards offered through the Awardco Platform including gift cards and more!
  • Need quality medical care?   Multiple options for both full and part-time employees!
  • Want WFS Employee Extras? Travel Discounts, Pet insurance, Discount Shopping & More!
  • Looking to stay healthy and improve your life?  Wellness Programs offered to all employees!
  • Want to invest in your future?  401k program offered with company match!
  • Looking to grow and have a career with us?  Opportunity for Internal Mobility and transfers available!

 

WFS is an equal opportunity employer committed to employment equity and inclusion. We accept applications from all qualified individuals.