An air export agent is in charge of overseeing and coordinating the logistics of incoming and outgoing shipments. They ensure that all cargo shipments are in compliance with TSA and US Customs guidelines, and are primarily responsible for ensuring a smooth delivery process.
The common tasks of an air export agent include estimating quotes, planning for deliveries, preparing required documentation, and updating information for shipments in progress. They usually work in offices and spend most of their time in front of a computer. However, some air export agents may be required to operate machinery, which requires appropriate licensing.
One can become an air export agent with a high school diploma or GED. Employers also typically require at least a few months of experience in a relevant field, but generally provide training on the job. Applicants for this position must have at least a basic understanding of air logistics, as well as common MS Office programs like Excel and Outlook.