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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.
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- 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 to achieve 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.
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Outlook & Prospects for Air Transport Ramp Attendants in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford has been awarded a $225M federal contract to maintain Canada’s Hercules aircrafts for at least the next five years. Cascade employs more than 600 employees, most of them aircraft maintenance engineers.
- Richardson International’s $120M North Shore grain terminal expansion will create 150 construction jobs over two years starting in mid-April 2013. Another 40 to 50 permanent grain-handling jobs will be created when construction ends in 2015.
Week of Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2013
- Between February 25 and March 14, 2013, the Asia Pacific Skills Gateway Table will be surveying Port Metro Vancouver truck drivers to build a labour force profile of drayage drivers
Week of Jan 28 – Feb 01, 2013
- Coal-handling expansion at Neptune Bulk Terminals in North Vancouver will create 100 full-time equivalent construction jobs from January 2013 until the end of 2015, and up to 185 new permanent unionized longshore jobs once construction is complete
Week of Oct 22 – Oct 26, 2012
- In a cost-saving move, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) in Metro Vancouver plans to lay off 40 maintenance employees or nearly 6% of its fleet repair crew by January 2013. CMBC employs 5,500 people, including 650 maintenance staff.
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