Ramp Supervisor

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Transport, Logistics
£3,400 to £3,700 per month
Salary Description:
�3.4k - 3.7k per month + benefits
ATA Recruitment
Job Ref:

Job Title: Flight Line Services (FLS) Ramp Services Supervisor

Job Code: TH-RS-2206

Reports to: FLS Ramp Services Coordinator

Who reports in to this position: FLS Ramp Leads

Location: Kandahar Airfield (KAF), a secure NATO military base, Afghanistan

Working Conditions: Working conditions in Afghanistan are arduous and include heat and dust, frequently involving much physical exertion and exposure to the elements and aircraft related hazards. Operations will be of a 24 hour nature and may include routine air travel.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

The Ramp Services Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of all ramp staff to ensure safe handling and turn round of all Military and Civilian aircraft providing airlift to the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. Responsible for the day to day supervision of ramp handling teams operating on multiple aircraft within Kandahar Airfield. Provide expert guidance on all aspects of aircraft loading and unloading operations.


* Must be able to hold a UK Secret Clearance
* Proven ability of supervising ramp handling teams of at least 20 employees.
* Proven record of supervising air transport operations including terminal operations, cargo supervision, passenger supervision, dispatch of aircraft and the use of specialist Air Cargo Handling Equipment (ACHE) and Material Handling Equipment (MHE).
* Be knowledgeable of, and have a background in, the training requirements of the various types of ACHE and MHE used by the military and civil operators.
* Have knowledge of the current operating criteria of military/civil transport aircraft standard operating procedures and processes for both fixed and rotary wing operations.
* Be familiar with NATO, ICAO, USAF and ISO terminology
* Have a good administrative background
* Have knowledge of airfield operations and be capable of obtaining a KAF flightline badge.
* Thorough understanding of transport aircraft types, capabilities and configurations
* Fluent in English to a minimum level of 3333 in accordance with STANAG 6001
* Have an ability to multi task as and when required, sometimes at short notice


* Experience of working on operations in austere remote sites or in developing nations.
* Ex-military background at Corporal/Sergeant level or civilian equivalent.
* Trained to IATA DGR Cat 6 (Cargo Acceptance Staff (including DG))

Core Responsibilities and Duties

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

* Supervise the Ramp teams and act as the point of contact between all FLS agencies and the aircraft crew
* Coordinate and supervise the physical loading/unloading of cargo, baggage, mail and passengers on all air military and civilian transport aircraft as per the aircraft load distribution sheet in a timely manner to ensure the flight is despatched on its designated departure time.
* Ensure that prior planning is instigated to ensure aircraft are loaded and can meet scheduled departure times. Ensure all agencies are aware of the required delivery times of services to the aircraft and highlight any problems such as outsize loads that may extend turn round times.
* Assist the Ramp Services Coordinator to ensure shift personnel are qualified to drive/operate all ACHE, MHE and other vehicles and ground equipment involved in the handling of aircraft.
* Ensure all daily/weekly checks are undertaken on the ACHE/MHE and other vehicles and ground equipment involved in th

Contact Details:
ATA Recruitment
Tel: 0845 880 8119
Contact: Timothy Hughes

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