Cargo Processor

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Transport, Logistics
£2,800 to £3,100 per month
Salary Description:
�2.8k - 3.1k per month + benefits
ATA Recruitment
Job Ref:

Job Title: Flight Line Services (FLS) Cargo Processor

Job Code: TH-CP-2206

Reports to: FLS Ramp Services Coordinator

Who reports in to this position: No direct reports

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 FLS Cargo Processor is responsible for preparing, inspecting and manifesting inbound and outbound cargo including dangerous goods (DG) for transportation by military and civilian aircraft.

Essential :

* Must be able to hold a UK Secret Clearance
* Proven record of air cargo operations including the use of specialist Air Cargo Handling Equipment (ACHE) and Material Handling Equipment (MHE).
* Computer literate
* Be knowledgeable of, and have a background in, the requirements of the various types of aircraft and handling equipment used by the military and civil operators.
* Have knowledge of the current operating criteria of military/civil transport aircraft standard operating procedures and processes.
* Be familiar with NATO, ICAO, USAF and ISO terminology.
* Have a good administrative background.
* Have knowledge of airfield operations.
* Thorough understanding of transport aircraft types, capabilities and configurations.
* Trained to IATA DGR Cat 6 or equivalent.
* Fluent in English to a minimum level of 3333 in accordance with STANAG 6001.

Preferred :

* Experience of working on operations in austere remote sites or in developing nations
* Ex-military background at Corporal/Senior Aircraftsman level or civilian equivalent

Core Responsibilities and Duties

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

* Accept, inspect and process cargo, including dangerous goods, on behalf of military and civilian customers for onward transportation by air using inter and intra-theatre airlift assets.
* Ensure any DG are stored in accordance with IATA, USAF and local procedures.
* Advise and assist customers in the completion of movement requests.
* Prepare and maintain an accurate record of all cargo stored and processed by FLS.
* Ensure consignments of Valuable and Attractive Items (V&A), DG, weapons and mail are properly secured and registered.
* Operate Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) whilst observing general safety instructions and relevant regulations.
* Supervise/assist in the loading and unloading of vehicles and aircraft pallets.
* Prepare all cargo for onward transportation, either loose, palletized or as rolling stock, by air on military or civilian aircraft.
* Co-ordinate support with national Support Elements (NSE's) on national flights.
* Manifest and receive all FLS cargo using the NATO Effective Visibility Execution (EVE) system
* Participate in the management of Health and Safety.
* Proactively carry out any other associated duties (as allocated by FLS Management) to promote FLS's daily operations


* $4000 (negotiable)
* Three weeks leave every twelve weeks spent in theatre
* All visas and travel arranged and provided free of charge
* All meals, accommodation, laundry services provided free of charge

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

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