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Airside Baggage Services Agent (Baggage Handling)

Airside Baggage Services Agent (Baggage Handling)

  • Swissport International Ltd - 22 jobs

Greater Manchester, England

Manchester Airport - Min 25 hours per week - Permanent - Immediate Starts

Job Summary

To provide all necessary and required baggage sortation services to ensure departing baggage is loaded on the correct flight, and arriving baggage is reconciled with passengers in a timely manner. Duties include (and not limited to) sorting baggage and cargo, delivery and collection of baggage from the aircraft and handling of inbound arriving baggage and cargo.

Job Responsibilities

The following responsibilities are associated with this job role:

  • Load and unload passenger luggage and air cargo, bulk and/or containers/pallets, onto carts and/or dollies and the airport belt system.
  • Load and unload wheelchairs and child strollers and deliver to designated location.
  • Provide special handling of luggage/cargo as required/directed
  • Deliver passenger luggage to claim area and unload onto conveyor system
  • Deliver air cargo to appropriate recipient
  • Drive and/or operate ground support equipment to include tow tractors, belt loaders, container loaders, baggage tugs, baggage carts, cargo dollies and other equipment as required.
  • Collect and load mail, live animals, wheelchairs and child strollers onto aircraft
  • Report all equipment malfunctions to the appropriate supervisor/manager
  • Comply with all UK/Ireland/EU legislation as well as airport authority and carrier security requirements
  • Comply with Swissport Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)
  • Maintain the highest standards of safety and security at all times
  • Other duties as assigned

Career Progression

You will commence the role as a Grade 1 Agent Level 1, after successful completion of 12 months service subject to passing the probationary period and demonstrating competence in all basic and intermediate tasks, you will become a Grade 2 employee.

Following a further period of development and subject to job vacancies arising you will have the opportunity to apply for other positions/promotions.


  • GE01 / UK19 Company Induction / Equality, Diversity and Data Protection
  • UK20B Emergency Response Procedures Customer facing
  • GE03C Health & Safety Pax Specific
  • GE15 Manual Handling
  • DG01 Dangerous Goods
  • UK02 Baggage Reconciliation
  • UK08 GSAT
  • GE-UK-07 Fire awareness
  • Airline Product Knowledge Customer Specific
  • RA01 Aircraft Chocking & Coning
  • RA02 BTU Ramp Equipment Tractors
  • RA07 Passenger Boarding Steps
  • RA14 Baggage Sortation
  • GE08 ULD

Tasks & Activities MANDATORY
  • Corporate Induction
  • Departmental Induction
  • Accounting and Authorising (AAA)
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR Awareness
  • Defect Reporting
  • Emergency Procedures Awareness
  • Role Specific / General Security Training (GSAT)
  • Health & Safety / Fire Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • Baggage Sorting / Loading / Running
  • Out of Gauge Operations
  • Airside Driving Duties
  • Electrical Equipment Charging
  • Tow Tractors (Inc EBT's)
  • Trolleys, Trailers & Dollies

  • Airport Driving Permit (ADP)
  • Missed Bags / Re-tagging
  • Scanning (Both Outbound / Inbound)
  • Additional Basic Airside Services Duties As Required
  • Flatbed Lorry
  • Scanner Gun Operations
  • Unit Load Device (ULD) Set Up, Operation & Control
The list is not exhaustive and is not intended to restrict the scope of the job but clearly define a starting point and may vary depending on location and local customer requirements.

Full time

Posted 1 Feb 2020

Closes 2 Mar 2020

Ref: 2011275

This job was posted to: Baggage handler