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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

  • $41,870

    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 Demographics

Gender

Male

62.9%

Female

34.4%

Unknown

2.8%
Ethnicity

White

47.5%

Hispanic or Latino

28.0%

Black or African American

9.7%

Asian

9.0%

Unknown

5.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.3%

Portuguese

4.8%

French

3.6%

Mandarin

2.4%

Albanian

2.4%

Greek

2.4%

Urdu

2.4%

Marshallese

1.2%

Romanian

1.2%

Samoan

1.2%

Hindi

1.2%

Hungarian

1.2%

Dari

1.2%

Russian

1.2%

Carrier

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Italian

1.2%

Chinese

1.2%

German

1.2%

Japanese

1.2%
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Cargo Agent Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.8%

Miami Dade College

12.6%

Essex County College

9.5%

Honolulu Community College

5.3%

Weber State University

5.3%

Ashford University

4.2%

Bunker Hill Community College

4.2%

Heald College - Central Administrative Office

4.2%

Union County College

4.2%

Ashworth College

3.2%

Glendale Community College

3.2%

Hawaii Community College

3.2%

University of South Florida

3.2%

William Rainey Harper College

3.2%

Cuyahoga Community College

3.2%

Houston Community College

3.2%

The Academy

3.2%

Community College of Philadelphia

3.2%

Santa Monica College

3.2%

Valencia College

3.2%
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Majors

Business

21.0%

Criminal Justice

13.1%

Accounting

6.9%

Computer Science

5.2%

Medical Assisting Services

4.9%

Education

4.6%

Aviation

4.6%

Liberal Arts

4.6%

General Studies

4.3%

Management

3.9%

Psychology

3.6%

Information Technology

3.0%

Supply Chain Management

3.0%

Automotive Technology

2.6%

Nursing

2.6%

Electrical Engineering

2.6%

Health Care Administration

2.6%

Culinary Arts

2.3%

Graphic Design

2.3%

Finance

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

39.2%

Bachelors

25.2%

Associate

18.2%

Certificate

7.4%

Masters

5.1%

Diploma

4.2%

License

0.8%
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  1. Freight Carriers
  2. Customer Service
  3. Cargo
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  • Researched shipments and maintained accurate records Built a loyal customer service base and telecommunication, cashier
  • Provided excellent customer service to potential cargo customers in a call center environment.
  • Organized flights inbound and outbound, solved inquiries and custom clearance on shipments, reviewed and edited airway bills.
  • Adhere to required security procedures and hazardous material handling requirements.
  • Followed Dangerous Goods Requirements and Regulations.

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