Ramp Agent/Baggage Handler
Help us get United flights out on time, every time
Have you ever wanted to get up close to an Airbus or Boeing airplane? Are you an outdoors type who enjoys all kinds of weather? Do you like physical work that keeps you fit? You’re a great candidate for a role as a part-time Ramp Agent/Baggage Handler for United Airlines.
As part of our baggage handling team, you’ll be in constant motion as you take on many assignments like loading and unloading aircraft cargo, moving baggage to and from terminals, and receiving and dispatching aircraft. It’s a varied job that can be fun, tiring, rewarding and exhilarating, all at once.
Are you the right fit for this service?
You will be working outside in all kinds of weather, as we don’t stop flying when it rains, snows or is too hot
You must love physical activity, as you will be lifting as many as 100 items per flight, some weighing as much as 70 lbs
You’ll need a commitment to safety at all times, including an attention to detail and your surroundings
You should be committed to caring for bags as if they were your own (passengers can see you!) and providing excellent customer service for your fellow United employees
Many routes to success
You will start by loading and unloading aircraft and placing baggage on belts
We provide paid training, including 1 week of orientation, 1 week in the classroom and 1-3 weeks on the job
Once you’ve got the basics, you can explore other duties such as de-icing, marshaling aircraft and driving a wide variety of mechanical equipment like cargo carts and conveyor belts
Later, you can grow into a team lead, become a supervisor or manager, or join the team that moves our aircraft
You’ll also have the ability to transfer to other locations within our amazing network
Ramp Agent/Baggage Handler
Starting pay of $15.33 per hour with competitive benefits that let you see the world:
Travel: Fly United for free – domestic and international – and bring your friends and family too!
Overtime + Flexibility: Opportunities for overtime and ability to trade shifts to work a flexible schedule.
Great Benefits: 401(k), pension plan, health insurance and an Employee Assistance Plan for you and your family.
Grow your career: Opportunity to learn and grow into leadership roles with over half of our leaders starting in the operation.
Up to $33.30 / hour: Seniority based pay raises with additional compensation for shift differential and overtime
As a ramp service employee here’s what you’ll do:
As part of our baggage handling team, you will work up close and personal with the United fleet of aircraft to meet arriving and departing flights. You will be in constant motion as you take on many assignments like loading and unloading aircraft cargo, moving baggage to and from terminals, and receiving and dispatching aircraft. It’s a varied job that can be fun, rewarding and exhilarating, all at once.
What it’s like to work on the ramp:
Safety is your number one priority, and you are always paying attention to details and to your surroundings
You’ll be working planeside and outside in all kinds of weather and temperatures (we have fun treats like hot chocolate and popsicles when it’s really extreme!)
Physical activity is a key component of this operation. You will be walking and standing most of the day and you will be lifting and transporting many items per flight – in some cases items weighing as much as 70 lbs.
From time to time, overtime may be required to help us serve our customers
You’ll use United technology to track bags and get your assignments.
You and your coworkers work together to get it done, protect each other’s safety and have a good time
Qualifications & Requirements include:
High school diploma, GED or equivalent
Minimum of 18 years old
Comfortable working with computers, mobile devices, and new technologies
Physical ability to stand and walk for an eight-hour shift, as well lift and handle baggage
A valid state issued driver’s license with acceptable driving record; must be able to operate automotive and other ramp equipment
Ability to pass a background check, physical abilities test, hearing and vision tests, and drug screen
Eligibility to obtain necessary credentials and clearances (FAA, TSA, Port Authority, U.S. Customs and U.S. Postal)
Must NOT have lived outside of the United States in the past 5 years for any period longer than six months, excluding military duty or government-approved exceptions
Must be able to meet the Company attendance standards and uniform and appearance standards
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT