Baggage Handlers and Ground Crew members play an essential role in the Aviation sector, ensuring that aircraft operations run efficiently and smoothly.
Baggage Handlers are responsible for the sorting, loading and unloading of luggage, freight and in-flight refreshments both on and off the aircrafts. They also operate the mobile stairs to allow passengers to board and leave the aircraft.
Baggage handlers may drive trucks, motorised baggage carts and forklifts around the airport road system to transport luggage and freight. They must hold a valid driver’s licence.
Ground Crew members assist passengers with check in and boarding, checking baggage and travel documents, assisting disabled passengers and providing information about flights. They also ensure that security measures are followed.
Both of these roles can involve shiftwork, including weekends, public holidays and nights. The career opportunities within the Aviation sector are many and varied, taking employees across the country or around the world.
$34,000 – $49,000 (Median $41,000)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.