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Any Fedex, UPS, DHL Ramp Workers?  
User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4807 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.

Also, do these jobs offer flight benefits?



Thanks,

Eric

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User currently offlineDeltabobo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4698 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!
User currently offlinePhelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 498 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4649 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.

User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4365 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.

Thanks for all the help.


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Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4317 times:
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User currently offlineNWAESC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3408 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

Just bumping this up, as I'm curious to hear more about life at the cargo carriers....


"Nothing ever happens here, " I said. "I just wait."
User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1433 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

in Memphis if you have one eye and 2 arms and speak english fedex hires partime night personell at a very high turn over the last ten years


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1653 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

LOL...You got that right...I have to say Memphis does not really have a great pool to choose from..I know a few companies who chose not to relocate here just for that reason.


NWA THE TRUE EVIL EMPIRE
User currently offlinePhelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 498 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3980 times:



Quoting NWAESC (Reply 5):
Just bumping this up, as I'm curious to hear more about life at the cargo carriers....

What would you like to know?

I can answer to the best of my knowledge.


User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1433 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3946 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??


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineNwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3408 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3888 times:



Quoting Phelpsie87 (Reply 8):
What would you like to know?

I can answer to the best of my knowledge.

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...



"Nothing ever happens here, " I said. "I just wait."
User currently offlinePhelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 498 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3871 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.


User currently offlineNWAESC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3408 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3784 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...  Big grin



"Nothing ever happens here, " I said. "I just wait."
User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3768 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3704 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.



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