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7534 – Air transport ramp attendants

Air transport ramp attendants operate ramp-servicing vehicles and equipment, handle cargo and baggage and perform other ground support duties at airports. They are employed by airline and air services companies and the federal government.

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Example titles

  • Aircraft groomer
  • Airport ramp attendant
  • Cargo attendant - air transport
  • Ramp agent - air transport
  • Ramp attendant - air transport
  • Station attendant - air transport

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Drive and operate ramp-servicing vehicles and equipment such as towing tractors, food service trucks, de-icer sprayers and lavatory servicing trucks
  • Position passenger loading stairs and operate aircraft cargo doors
  • Marshal or tow aircrafts to gate positions for passenger boarding and deplaning and for loading and unloading of cargo
  • Sort and load cargo and passenger baggage according to instructions forwarded by load planner to achieve proper balance
  • Unload, sort and route cargo and baggage
  • Transport freight between aircraft and airport warehouse
  • Clean and prepare aircraft interior for passengers and wash aircraft exterior.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Experience operating baggage transporting equipment or warehouse experience may be required.
  • A driver's licence and a good driving record are usually required.

Additional information

  • There is mobility among jobs in this unit group.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
Skill level
5 - Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training
Major group
75 - Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations
Minor group
753 - Other transport equipment operators and related maintenance workers
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2016
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