United747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4095 times:
Hey. I am 16 and I had a summer job at my local airport in Connecticut. I was an airplane washer/detailer. I washed, waxed, and detailed many new Pipers and Citation jets during the summer. This job has now changed for me and I am now working weekends during the school year as a Line Guy. I wash planes on the side, but now I tow, direct planes to parking, and fuel planes, among other odd jobs. So as you build experience and show that you are a good worker, you can start at a plane washer or something and work your way up. Thats how it worked out for me anyway. Good luck.
Dvmpaunch From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4056 times:
Yes there are summer jobs available all you have to do is go looking for them or be lucky like myself and know somebody who already works there. I'm a university student that worked at Pearson International this summer in Toronto as a Ramp Attendant. Though not in high school I did work with a few students that were, so the possibility is there. I got to do all the ground servicing that you would suspect while an aircraft is parked at the terminal. We mainly worked on large aircraft like 747's 767's and A340's. It was a blast and I can't wait to do it again next summer.
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1095 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4016 times:
Dvmpaunch: I also live in Toronto, I am a high school student 15 years old. Who did you apply to for this job? Is it only a summer thing or do they have part-time weekend jobs too? Thanks for any info.
Dvmpaunch From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4011 times:
I worked for Ogden Aviation in Toronto and they are in desperate need of workers. Lots of part time shifts available. You would either be working on cargo or passenger planes. Look them up in the phone book or yellow pages. If you find nothing email me and I will see if I can find their phone number.
Dvmpaunch From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3959 times:
You need NO past experience working there, just be prepared to lift 400-500 passenger bags a day! Lots of heavy lifting but you get to do lots of different things. For cargo you will be pushing "Cans" as we call it. Easy work just requires a little strong work. For passenger aircraft there is always bags to be lifted, cans to be loaded / offloaded lavs to be serviced etc...
Not sure of any are restrictions, I knew a guy there that was 16 though