Airport & Cargo ground services
If you're looking to break out of the routine and do something different then you might be well suited to a part time position as an Air Canada station attendant. Working between 20-32 hours each week, you'll be part of our ground handling team servicing our aircraft during station stops. Station Attendants work in all weather conditions handling baggage and freight, and frequently operating a variety of vehicles including complex loading equipment.
Key Success Factors
A Day in the life of a station attendant
The first thing I have to do in the morning is attend a briefing with the Lead Station Attendant, who advises me which duties I will be performing during the shift. One of the most important roles of a Station Attendant working on the ramp is ensuring that the aircraft is ready for a secure on-time departure.
When I work in the Baggage area, I could be loading containers, open carts or cube carts with baggage while ensuring that the right bag goes on the right flight. On some aircraft types, I need to get into the cargo hold and manually load the bags onto the aircraft.
Working as a team is the key to success. Building relationships with other departments helps achieve this goal. We rely on other departments to provide us with the tools we need to do the job. Each day brings with it a new set of challenges. What happens today may not happen tomorrow. My ability to stay focused while working quickly and safely with my team helps ensure a successful daily operation.
After working as a Station Attendant, Brian decided to apply for the position of Lead Station Attendant. After several years in that role, he pursued his now current position of Performance Lead Station Attendant.
How I became a station attendant
When Brian decided he wanted to work for Air Canada, he made a trip down to the Air Canada building to fill out an application. This was the days when applying online was not an option. Having submitted an application, it took about 3 weeks before Brian was asked to come in for an interview. Within a few weeks, he had secured a position of an Air Canada Station Attendant. The rest is history.