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Working As A Cargo Agent

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $61,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Cargo Agent Do At Airport Terminal Services, Inc.

* include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Ensures a safe work environment by following all ATS rules and regulations regarding the work place.
* Unloads and loads trucks at the cargo facility of bulk cargo items.
* Processes shipping information for shippers and assures air bills are printed and ready for placement on cargo.
* Places air bills with shipping information on cargo.
* Loads bag carts with outgoing cargo for upcoming flights.
* Unloads bag carts and stores cargo from incoming flights.
* Arranges for customer pick up of cargo items stored at the cargo facility.
* Assures all cargo handling and acceptance is in compliance with any and all state and federal laws regarding the shipping of cargo, as well as, the airline customer contract expectations.
* Delivers excess bag carts to the ramp as needed.
* Assists with the loading of cargo on to aircraft as needed.
* Performs FOD walks on the ramp and the cargo area between flights.
* Ensures that the necessary ground service equipment is available to handle the volume cargo being processed for each flight.
* Requirements
* Exigences

What Does A Cargo Agent Do At Aerotek

* Marshall aircraft during arrival and departureUnload passenger luggage and air cargo, bulk and/or containers/pallets, onto carts and/or dolliesUnload wheelchairs and child strollers and deliver to designated locationProvide special handling of luggage/cargo as required/directedDeliver passenger luggage to claim area and unload onto conveyor systemDeliver air cargo to appropriate recipientDrive and/or operate ground support equipment to include tow tractors, tow bars, belt loaders, container loaders, baggage tugs, water/lavatory service trucks, aircraft ground power units, aircraft air start units, air stairs, aircraft de-icing units, baggage carts, cargo dollies and passenger vans
* Collect and load mail, live animals, wheelchairs and child strollers onto aircraftService aircraft water and lavatoriesInspect ramp areas adjacent to gate and aircraft for debris and remove/dispose of when found

What Does A Cargo Agent Do At Boreas Holdings

* Ensures all QAS and customer safety standards are met and maintainedProperly and safely loads and unloads freight.
* Including build up and break down of cargo pallets and freight containers following guidelinesProtects freight from elements, damage and vandalismHolds equipment certifications and operates equipment safely.
* Must successfully complete all training classesObtains proper security documents for all shipmentsVerifies upon receipt from customer shipment pieces, weight, dimensions and airworthiness

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Cargo Agent Career Paths

Cargo Agent
Driver Technician Team Leader
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Foreman Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Foreman Supervisor
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Agent Account Executive Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Agent Account Executive Assistant Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Agent Specialist Executive Assistant
Senior Administrative Assistant
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Security Officer Coordinator
Senior Administrative Coordinator
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Buyer Customer Service Manager
Call Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Coordinator Operation Supervisor
Dispatcher Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Material Coordinator Buyer
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Account Executive Marketing Consultant
Account Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Specialist Customer Service Supervisor
Customer Care Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Import-Export Agent Import Coordinator
Import Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Service Agent Service Representative Claims Representative
Senior Representative
5 Yearsyrs
Service Agent Sales Consultant Wireless Consultant
Solution Specialist
5 Yearsyrs
Import-Export Agent Export Specialist
Export Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Mail Clerk Customer Service Supervisor Call Center Manager
Customer Relations Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Mail Clerk Senior Customer Service Representative Director, Customer Support Services
Manager, Custom Support And Services
7 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for A Cargo Agent

  1. Customer Service
  2. Air Waybills
  3. Airway Bills
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided excellent customer service to potential cargo customers in a call center environment.
  • Determine method of shipment, and prepare Air Waybills, invoices, and other shipping documents.
  • Organized flights inbound and outbound, solved inquiries and custom clearance on shipments, reviewed and edited airway bills.
  • Followed Dangerous Goods Requirements and Regulations.
  • Adhere to required security procedures and hazardous material handling requirements.

Cargo Agent Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 2,846 Cargo Agent resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Cargo Agent Demographics

Gender

Male

55.2%

Female

28.3%

Unknown

16.4%
Ethnicity

White

52.3%

Hispanic or Latino

24.3%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

4.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.7%

French

6.0%

Portuguese

6.0%

Italian

2.7%

Hindi

2.0%

Russian

2.0%

Japanese

2.0%

Urdu

2.0%

Arabic

2.0%

Samoan

1.3%

Mandarin

1.3%

Albanian

1.3%

Greek

1.3%

Tagalog

1.3%

Chinese

1.3%

German

1.3%

Polish

1.3%

Swahili

0.7%

Marshallese

0.7%

Romanian

0.7%
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Cargo Agent Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.1%

Miami Dade College

9.8%

The Academy

8.9%

Essex County College

8.0%

Atlanta Technical College

4.9%

Nassau Community College

4.4%

Triton College

4.4%

Honolulu Community College

4.4%

El Camino College

4.0%

City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College

4.0%

Florida Career College - Miami

3.6%

Ashford University

3.6%

Georgia State University

3.6%

Houston Community College

3.6%

Valencia College

3.1%

City College of San Francisco

3.1%

Florida International University

3.1%

Apex Technical School

3.1%

Central Piedmont Community College

2.7%

Heald College - Central Administrative Office

2.7%
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Majors

Business

24.6%

Criminal Justice

12.1%

Accounting

6.1%

Medical Assisting Services

5.2%

Aviation

5.0%

Computer Science

4.7%

General Studies

4.7%

Liberal Arts

4.2%

Education

3.9%

Health Care Administration

3.9%

Electrical Engineering

3.2%

Information Technology

2.9%

Management

2.7%

Psychology

2.7%

Automotive Technology

2.5%

Graphic Design

2.5%

Supply Chain Management

2.4%

Nursing

2.3%

Communication

2.2%

English

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

37.0%

Bachelors

25.5%

Associate

19.1%

Certificate

7.8%

Diploma

5.0%

Masters

4.7%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.2%
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