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3 months ago
Swissport
Salary band: £10k - £15k
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Experience: Any or N/A
Business sector: Both
Contact: Not Specified
Sector: Airport
Category: Ground Crew Jobs
These positions are permanent 30 hour roles, based at Birmingham Airport (BHX) on a 4 on 2 off roster. The rate of pay is £8.25 per hour, increasing to £8.55 on successful completion of an airside driving permit.
 
Job Summary

To 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 

  • Unload passenger luggage and air cargo, bulk and/or containers/pallets, onto carts and/or dollies
  • Deliver passenger luggage to claim area and unload onto conveyor system
  • Deliver air cargo to appropriate recipient
  • Load/unload wheelchairs and child strollers and deliver to designated location
  • Provide special handling of luggage/cargo as required/directed
  • Placement of chocks and cones around the aircraft
  • Drive and/or operate ground support equipment which may include baggage tugs, baggage 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
  • Maintain the highest standards of safety and security at all times
  • Other duties as assigned 
Career Progression You will commence the role as a Grade 1 Agent; after successful completion of 12 months service, subject to passing the probationary period and demonstrating competence in all basic and intermediate tasks, you will become a Grade 2 employee. Following a further period of development and subject to job vacancies arising you will have the opportunity to apply for other positions/promotions.    The list is not exhaustive and is not intended to restrict the scope of the job but clearly define a starting point 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 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
  • Able to work in a manual environment and repeatedly lift up to 32kg throughout a shift.
  • Able to work as part of a team in a challenging environment
  • A full driving licence
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