7534- Air transport ramp attendants

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Air transport ramp attendants

Job Description: 

Air transport ramp attendants operate ramp-servicing vehicles and equipment, handle cargo and baggage and perform other ground support duties at airports. They are employed by airline and air services companies and the federal government.

Main Duties: 

Air transport ramp attendants perform some or all of the following duties:

Drive and operate ramp-servicing vehicles and equipment such as towing tractors, food service trucks, de-icer sprayers and lavatory servicing trucks
Position passenger loading stairs and operate aircraft cargo doors
Marshal or tow aircrafts to gate positions for passenger boarding and deplaning and for loading and unloading of cargo
Sort and load cargo and passenger baggage according to instructions forwarded by load planner to achieve proper balance
Unload, sort and route cargo and baggage
Transport freight between aircraft and airport warehouse
Clean and prepare aircraft interior for passengers and wash aircraft exterior.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Experience operating baggage transporting equipment or warehouse experience may be required.
A driver's licence and a good driving record are usually required.

Additional Inormation: 

There is mobility among jobs in this unit group.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Airline load planners (in 6523 Airline ticket and service agents)
Material handlers (7452)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X