Air transport ramp attendants (NOC 7534)

About this job

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.

Common job titles
  • air transport baggage / cargo handler
  • air transport ramp attendant
  • aircraft cleaner / groomer
  • aircraft refueler
  • aircraft towing equipment operator
  • airport ramp attendant
  • air transport baggage / cargo handler
  • air transport ramp attendant
  • aircraft cleaner / groomer
  • aircraft refueler
  • aircraft towing equipment operator
  • airport ramp attendant

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$34,412

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Air transport ramp attendants perform 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 for 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

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Workers use various types of service vehicles and equipment.
  • The workplace may be noisy enough to affect hearing.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • 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.

Skills

  • Spatial Perception
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Methodical
  • Object-Oriented
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Academic/Basic Upgrading

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Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
1,520
Average annual employment growth:
0.3%
Expected number of job openings:
350
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
30
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
150
Average annual employment growth:
3.0%
Expected number of job openings:
70
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
220
Average annual employment growth:
-0.7%
Expected number of job openings:
30

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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