National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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74202 - Air transport ramp attendants

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.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • aircraft groomer
    • airport ramp attendant
    • cargo attendant - air transport
    • ramp agent - air transport
    • ramp attendant - air transport
    • ramp services supervisor - airport
    • station attendant - air transport

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Airline load planner (See 64312 Airline ticket and service agents)
    • Material handlers (See 75101 Material handlers)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    • 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.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • Experience operating baggage transporting equipment or warehouse experience may be required.
    • A driver's licence and a good driving record are usually required.
  • Additional information

    • There is mobility among jobs in this unit group.
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