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Job Title: Ramp Agent

Job Summary: The Ramp Agent is responsible for loading and unloading cargo and baggage, operating ground support equipment, and ensuring the safety and security of the aircraft and passengers. The Ramp Agent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and follow all safety procedures and regulations.


  • Load and unload cargo and baggage from aircraft
  • Operate ground support equipment, such as tugs, belt loaders, and forklifts
  • Ensure the safety and security of the aircraft and passengers
  • Follow all safety procedures and regulations
  • Communicate with pilots, ground crew, and other personnel as needed
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Assist with other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 70 pounds
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to follow safety procedures and regulations
  • Flexibility to work various shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays

Physical Demands: The Ramp Agent must be able to lift heavy objects up to 70 pounds and work in a fast-paced environment. The Ramp Agent must also be able to stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time.

Work Environment: The Ramp Agent works outdoors in all weather conditions and may be exposed to loud noise, fumes, and other hazards. The Ramp Agent must follow all safety procedures and regulations to ensure a safe work environment.

Salary: The salary for a Ramp Agent varies depending on experience and location.

Benefits: The benefits for a Ramp Agent may include health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Ramp Agent

What is the best way to find and hire a Ramp Agent near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Ramp Agent applicants. Employers posting their Ramp Agent job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Ramp Agent applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Ramp Agent are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 22 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Ramp Agent positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Ramp Agent role?
SMS has 99% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Ramp Agent job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Ramp Agents are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 157% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Ramp Agent applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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