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Ramp Agent - Swissport - Part Time

A Swissport Ramp Agent loads and unloads, freight and other cargo to/from aircraft. Applicants must have a valid Illinois driver's license and the ability to carry 70 lbs. Swissport is the leading Ground Services Provider to the aviation industry.

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Hiring Company

Swissport International Ltd. is the leading Ground Services Provider to the aviation industry. Swissport is employing over 55,000 dedicated professionals, serving over 700 client companies at 255 stations in 44 countries on five continents. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services, Executive Aviation, Travel Services, Fueling and Aircraft Maintenance. We strive to operate with the core values of People, Professionalism, and Partnership in all that we undertake. Our mission is simple - "To provide the aviation industry with consistent and tailor-made solutions around the globe, for a better customer experience".


Ramp Agents operate at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.

Job Description

•Marshall aircraft during arrival and departure
•Unload passenger luggage and air cargo, bulk and/or containers/pallets, onto carts and/or dollies
•Unload wheelchairs and child strollers and deliver to designated location
•Provide special handling of luggage/cargo as required/directed
•Deliver passenger luggage to claim area and unload onto conveyor system
•Deliver air cargo to appropriate recipient
•Drive and/or operate ground support equipment to include tow tractors, tow bars, belt loaders, container loaders, baggage tugs, water/lavatory service trucks, aircraft ground power units, aircraft air start units, air stairs, aircraft de-icing units, baggage carts, cargo dollies and passenger vans.
•Collect and load mail, live animals, wheelchairs and child strollers onto aircraft
•Service aircraft water and lavatories
•Inspect ramp areas adjacent to gate and aircraft for debris and remove/dispose of when found.
•Report all equipment malfunctions to the appropriate supervisor/manager
•Comply with all federal, state, municipal, airport authority and carrier security requirements


•Previous ramp experience a plus
•Valid driver's license
•Good communication skills
•Language skills
•Must be able to work in inclement weather
•Flexible to work on various shifts (days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays)
•Excellent Health & Safety awareness
•Lift heavy objects that could reach 70 pounds (32 kilograms)


This role requires flexible working schedules and the ability to work all shifts and days of the week.


Compensation and benefits commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swissport as an equal opportunity employer bases its hiring decisions on the business need and the best qualified candidates available, and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. Candidates who are offered employment may be subject to a criminal record and other background checks as permitted or required by company policy or applicable law.

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Location: ChicagoIL 60601
Document ID: AB052-4USB  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2018-01-1901/19/2018
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