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Wheelchair Attendant / Baggage Handler

PrimeFlight Aviation Services
Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County, New York
48 days ago


Part Time & Full Time Available

Hourly + Tips ($20-$100 Daily) 



Interested in working in aviation? Are you looking for a job with stability and growth opportunities? If you are looking for a career with growth potential and work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, we want to speak to you!


Perks of the job:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Growth potential

*Part-time benefits could vary



  • We are committed to being a leading provider of commercial services within the aviation industry
  • Our teams focus on maintaining a positive working environment and treating all team members with respect
  • With more than 200 locations across the world, we offer opportunities for career progression
  • Enjoy a competitive pay scale



  • We perform a wide range of airport support services globally on behalf of commercial airlines. Join us for a rewarding career in the aviation industry!


Job Description

This role handles varying responsibilities as a Wheelchair Attendant and Baggage Handler. As a Wheelchair Attendant, your primary focus is to assist passengers with mobility challenges navigating through the airport. This position requires courteous and efficient service to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for passengers requiring wheelchair assistance. As our Baggage Handler, you will be to ensure the timely, efficient, and safe handling of passenger luggage from check-in to aircraft loading and vice versa. You will be involved in loading and unloading baggage from conveyor belts and aircraft, ensuring that luggage is handled with care and sorted accurately according to flight destinations.



  • You like working as a team, toward a common goal
  • Safely and comfortably lift disabled passengers with assistance from one mobility device to or from an aircraft seat
  • Roll customer-occupied wheelchair safely through terminal and up/down the jet bridge
  • Load and unload passenger luggage
  • Operate baggage handling equipment such as conveyor belts and trolleys 
  • Sort and route baggage to the correct flight and carousel 
  • Ensure timely delivery of baggage to and from aircraft 
  • Complete any incident reports with accuracy
  • You have great attention to detail
  • You enjoy working with a team or individually to accomplish your tasks
  • Physical activity may include:
    • Stand and walk for extended periods of time
    • Ability to lift at least 70 pounds
    • Must bend, twist, stoop and reach 
    • Must stand and walk for long periods of time 
    • Be able to hear and respond to the spoken voice and to audible alarms generated by terminal environment
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may become high at various times. Employee must be willing to wear/utilize company-supplied personal protective equipment (hearing protection) to mitigate their noise exposure
    • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more); Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors); Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)



  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to physically assist and transport passengers in wheelchairs
  • Ability to lift 70 pounds or more 
  • Ability to work in an a physically demanding outdoor environment
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language, this includes documents
  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Comfortable working with computers, mobile devices, and tablets
  • Ability to pass a drug screen
  • Eligibility to acquire needed credentials and clearances (FAA, TSA, Port Authority, U.S. Customs and U.S. Postal- as applicable)


Airlines are 24/7, so we need our team members to be flexible to work various shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. The successful PrimeFlight Aviation Services team member brings their “A” game every day with energy and enthusiasm, respect for their team, and the highest regard for safety!


PrimeFlight Aviation Services, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at PrimeFlight Aviation Services, Inc. without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state/province, and local laws.

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