christeljs
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Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 6:17 am

Could anyone tell me all in all the jobs there is on an airport that has to do with the actual aircraft. I want to work with planes, it's just that I want to work on the tarmac itself and I don't know what I want to do. All I know is that I want to work there!  Yeah sure What sort of degrees do you need (if any). Thanks!
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 6:34 am

Depending on what job exactly you want to do, the grades, qualifications can vary from none to lots.

I had various interviews with english employee's before I left school last week and things like baggage handlers require no qualifications but thinks like dispatcher and airfield operations require qualifications.

I am not 100% sure on this but I hope you get the job you want Big grin

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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 6:47 am

Quoting Christeljs (Thread starter):

Well now, jobs at the airport are many and varied indeed. If you've no experience in working at an airport previously then the best thing to do get started is probably as a baggage/ground handler or in the airport itself as a customer services representative for one of the Handling Agents. From there, it's going to be a case of working yourself up the ladder.

Education, in the traditional sense is only really applicable to office based environment. If you want to work "on the factory floor" let's say, then I've supplied a couple of links below. Also, you might want to check the Airport Authority's website for vacancies as well as some aviation employment based websites. Again, I've posted a couple of links below.

I note in your profile that you're "somewhere in the UK". Where exactly are you and I may be able to guide you further?

http://www1.menziesaviation.com/vacancies.htm

http://www.servisair.com/Central.aspx?PageID=2084

http://www.aviationjobsearch.com/default.asp

http://www.baa.com/portal/controller...0bb0022010VgnVCM100000147e120a____

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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:12 am

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 2):
I note in your profile that you're "somewhere in the UK". Where exactly are you and I may be able to guide you further?

Northern Ireland.

Thanks to both of you for very helpfull answers!
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:17 am

Maybe Try Despatch? Or PSA's, Even we get to play on the tarmack  Silly
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:20 am

When you want to become a ramp agent you have to be Turkish (at least here in Germany).  Wink  duck 

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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:21 am

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 3):
Northern Ireland.

Cool, I grew up in Belfast!

Try these pages every once in a while as well.

http://www.belfastairport.com/en/jobs.asp

http://www.belfastcityairport.com/recruitment.asp?pid=33

http://www.derrycity.gov.uk/recruitment/index.htm

Additionally, I can tell you that as a result of massive expansion at BFS, easyJet's Handling Agent Menzies Aviation, have been recently recruiting for many and varied positions at BIA. I think it's now completed but it might be worth forwarding your CV to Menzies anyway. It takes a certain type of person to work at an airport and as a result staff turnover is rather high which means that jobs invariably become available quite regularly.

Go on, give it a go!

(..and good luck!)

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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:22 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
When you want to become a ramp agent you have to be Turkish (at least here in Germany)

...or Polish in the UK!  duck 
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:22 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
When you want to become a ramp agent you have to be Turkish (at least here in Germany).

Its Polish here  Silly
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:23 am

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 6):
Cool, I grew up in Belfast!

Cool, I've only been here a year and some.
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Sun May 28, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 8):
Its Polish here

I got there first Kaz; but we're talking about the same airport anyway!  Wink
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:29 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 4):
Or PSA's, Even we get to play on the tarmack

Hva er det? What is that?
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:32 am

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 11):
Hva er det? What is that?

Passenger Service Agent
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:40 am

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 12):
Passenger Service Agent

 cheerful  ok
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 7:41 am

May I recommend against being an aircraft cleaner? The job stinks (literally)
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 8:05 am

At Penauille Servisair in LAS ( Las Vegas)

Most rampers are Mexican or Filipino
 
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 8:19 am

PAX service agent is alot of fun! I'm a Junior in High School, and work at as a fueler, so you may want to look at line service.

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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 8:28 am

Quoting JRadier (Reply 14):
May I recommend against being an aircraft cleaner? The job stinks (literally)

I work at IAD and recently overheard a call for the cleaning crew to mop up vomit from the jetbridge....so yeah wise to stay away from that  Smile

It looks like a great deal of fun to be a wing walker or baggage handler, if you don't mind being very much outnumbered by guys...
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 8:28 am

Quoting Lasbagman (Reply 15):
At Penauille Servisair in LAS ( Las Vegas)

how do you pronounce 'Penauille over there? we pronounce is 'Panoy' for some reason lol
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 9:16 am

If you want to work on the ramp there's pretty much only 2 options: fuelers and ramp agents. Well, that's the way it is here, anyway. The fuelers are all contracted while the ramp agents work for individual airlines or contract companies. It's mostly guys as ramp rats, but there's a few girls running around. As long as you don't mind alittle manual labor you'll be fine. I work with 2 or 3 girls and we only have about 35 people total.
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 9:35 am

Kazzie
"penauille " is VERY hard to pronounce here, we anwerr the phone as
PENOY SERVISAIR. Around the airport they usually call us "Servisair"
Alot Easier then being called GlobeGround North America

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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 10:33 am

Are ramp jobs mostly full time or do they do some part-time as well?
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 11:41 am

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 21):
Are ramp jobs mostly full time or do they do some part-time as well?

Depending on the company, you could see full time in as little as 6 months, to as long at 10 years.

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 16):
I'm a Junior in High School, and work at as a fueler, so you may want to look at line service.

I'm surprised that they are letting you do that job. Especially considering that you need a hazmat license to drive the fuel truck. I'm also surprised that they are willing to risk a LOT of liability on themselves if you should get hurt, since you are a minor and all.
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 3:57 pm

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 22):
Depending on the company, you could see full time in as little as 6 months, to as long at 10 years.

So part-time is common? The reason I ask is that working at PHX might be of interest while I'm in college. I'm planning on staying in AZ next summer (read: I came home this summer and finding any seasonal job is a nightmare, and no I don't just mean aviation jobs) so I'd like to try applying when I get back to AZ in August. I see ads all the time in Phoenix both on TV and in the college newspaper about Mesa looking for rampers and CS agents.
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 5:09 pm

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 16):
PAX service agent is alot of fun! I'm a Junior in High School, and work at as a fueler, so you may want to look at line service.

-Sam

Please tell me at what airport b/c at JFK you need a CDL to do fueling, and in most states you gotta be at least 18 to get one.
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 5:31 pm

At PHX I didn't need a CDL to fuel. I believe it's because you are not driving on the open road. At JFK we have all straight truck for fueling, and we'll train for the CDL B. We do less road driving, but there is always the chance of it.

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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 9:23 pm

Something I am wondering about as well. If you work on the tarmac, are you allowed to bring your camera and take close up photos of the aircraft you are working on?
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 9:29 pm

You can always (if you have airport/ aircrew/ ATC/military aviation experience) work in the Airfield Operations section of the airport. At most US airports, it is Airfield Operations that takes care of runway/taxiway inspections, etc.
 
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Sun May 28, 2006 10:15 pm

Sooooo, is fueling a hard job? I mean...Ya need math??  banghead   boggled 
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Mon May 29, 2006 12:53 am

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 28):
Sooooo, is fueling a hard job? I mean...Ya need math??

They give you an amount, you read the meter and stop when it gets there.  silly  Not that intensive.

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 26):
If you work on the tarmac, are you allowed to bring your camera and take close up photos of the aircraft you are working on?

Probably depends on the company. You can't while you're working, but I usually sneak out in the morning before we start loading jets and I take a few pics. Oh and a couple times I took my camera with my when I was de-icing, snapped some shots from the bucket while we were waiting next to the plane.
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Mon May 29, 2006 6:58 am

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 22):
I'm also surprised that they are willing to risk a LOT of liability on themselves if you should get hurt, since you are a minor and all.

No, i'm over 18, so it's the same rules as all the other airports here in the states. I have a hazmat licence as the company sent me through the training, so I'm completely legal. Before I turned 18 I worked as an aircraft cleaner, so I guess I have had two jobs with aviation.

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 28):
Sooooo, is fueling a hard job? I mean...Ya need math??

Yeah, it's not too hard to fuel, the hardest thing for me is when a high wing airliner like a Dornier 328 or a BAe 146 comes and the hose is still full of fuel. I'm not the most muscular guy working there, so everyone likes to laugh at me when I call back asking for assistance with hooking up to the aircraft.

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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Mon May 29, 2006 12:54 pm

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 16):
I'm a Junior in High School, and work at as a fueler, so you may want to look at line service.



Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 30):
Before I turned 18 I worked as an aircraft cleaner, so I guess I have had two jobs with aviation.

7 year plan, eh? That must suck.
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RE: Jobs At The Airport.

Mon May 29, 2006 1:29 pm

Quoting N766UA (Reply 19):
The fuelers are all contracted

Not here in CVG with Comair...we do it all.  Smile
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