Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 820 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6103 times:
I am looking for a part time job, 15 hours or so during the week and thought working at one of the cargo carriers ramps would be fun and interesting.
I am having a hard time finding these positions online, are they hard to get interviewed for? Where is a good place to look, I am not coming across them on the cargo carrier web sites. I live in the Phoenix metro area.
Deltabobo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5994 times:
As a recent former FX ramper at my local airport (GSP) prior to me getting my dispatching job, FX has interview sessions once or twice a year to fill it's applicant pool. They don't announce these applicant sessions to the public, but the only way that you know about it is from word of mouth of an employee. They usually start at 6-6:30 at night and last until for about an hour or so. It's the most thorough background information that one may go through (more thorough than a regular airline ramp job), but there is an HR rep there who coaches you the entire time. Take the little tips about filling applications from these guys, it will help you in life. I filled my application in July, after the thorough background check, I was called back to start on September 20th, 2007. I don't know about DHL, but being a former UPS ramper, I will tell you this: GO with FedEx, FedEx treats each employee equally, the absolutely best company that I ever worked for. I left there to pursue my dispatching career, but my plans involve coming back there to dispatch for them! Plus, you are allotted a certain amount of hours per week (say 15-17), If you go over those hours due to an aircraft being late, truck, etc., the extra hours are calculated as OT (time & 1/2). It's totally worth it!
Dispatchers...saving pilots from themselves and their egos since 1938!
Phelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 503 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5945 times:
Also, the division the deals with the aircraft handling portion is FedEx Express. After taking a quick peek, I don't see any Non-DOT Handler positions in AZ. But fill out the Job Agent because you never know when a job might open up. Depending on the station, you might go into a recruitment fair, or just go to the station and fill out an app, depends how each station handles it.
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5661 times:
I am no longer a student, I am actually employed full time by Honeywell in their low voltage distribution. I would like some extra cash and I always wanted to work on a ramp. I figured since I work full time a cargo carrier may be my best bet because I could work nights.
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JetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1453 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5242 times:
In phx, companies like bax use other carriers some capital cargo, or used to use amerijet, Dhl,Airborne we hired some extras to be there at 6 am to 7 to 730 am then again at night depature about an hour, The closet hub to you gee ups in ont??
Phelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 503 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5167 times:
Quoting Nwaesc (Reply 10): Payscale, how long from PT to FT, medical benefits, ability to transfer, how each carrier does W&B (manually or computer?) , anything really....
I'm just curious, since while I see cargo ops all day long, I don't know much about the inner workings...
Pay is pretty decent for the work being performed. I make over $10/hr at my location. I am not sure what you mean by "how long," but in terms of hours...FedEx guarantees us at least 17.5 hours per week as PT. FT is unknown to me. Benefits are fantastic. Great medical, tuition reimbursement, shipping discounts (duh!), Industry Discounts on air carriers (NRSA Travel though), hotels, online shopping, cellular services...and thats just off the top of my head. At FedEx, most of our paper work is done via computer. For our Feeder aircraft, we have to fill out a little bit, but as far as the jets go, its mostly computer input. We weigh each "can" before it is loaded onto the aircraft. We fill out what are called "can cards" with the information of what the can contains, where it goes on the jet, and how much it weighs. We have turn times like any airline does. We do serve the "World On Time, " so those times are very important.
I guess that is all I have for now, feel free to keep them coming, I'll try to keep up.
NWAESC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3484 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5080 times:
Quoting Phelpsie87 (Reply 11): Pay is pretty decent for the work being performed. I make over $10/hr at my location.
What's the pay top out at, and how long does it take to get there?
Quote: I am not sure what you mean by "how long," but in terms of hours...[quote]
Assuming you're not in MEM, how long can someone expect to be PT before any chance of FT occurs. I realize that this will differ with every city; I'm just asking for a general idea.
[quote]FedEx guarantees us at least 17.5 hours per week as PT. FT is unknown to me. Benefits are fantastic. Great medical,
How much monthly? How about for family coverage?
Quote: tuition reimbursement
How much annually (or semester). What do you have to do to qualify?
Quote: At FedEx, most of our paper work is done via computer. For our Feeder aircraft, we have to fill out a little bit, but as far as the jets go, its mostly computer input. We weigh each "can" before it is loaded onto the aircraft. We fill out what are called "can cards" with the information of what the can contains, where it goes on the jet, and how much it weighs.
Kind of what I thought...No W&B by hand for mainline, but maybe some for the feeders...
Quote: I guess that is all I have for now, feel free to keep them coming, I'll try to keep up.
I'm sure there'll be more...
"Nothing ever happens here, " I said. "I just wait."
777STL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5000 times:
I worked for UPS at STL and it was a stellar job. Here, you had to apply to work at the local huge UPS hub. And then working the airport was a biddable job based on seniority. It has the typical benefits UPS does, full medical coverage without deduction, vacation time, tuition benefits, etc. We didn't get flight benefits though and it was part time. The upside was that we got to sit around and do nothing until the planes arrived since we were such a small station. Saw maybe two narrowbodies per night, sometimes a wide body and a narrow, and sometimes a feeder thrown in for good measure. We mostly saw the DC8 and the '57, occasionally the A300 and the '67.
Pay probably didn't top out at much, but I guess conceivably you could work the airport and continue getting raises. Most people wanted the coveted package delivery positions in the brown delivery trucks back at the sort hub that started at $16/hr so they didn't stay at the airport long. For most people, it's a second job since it's only 4 hours/day and it was from 2AM to 6AM roughly.