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Casual work - Ramp Attendant (Ref. #:2023-032) Expired

Sunwest Aviation Ltd. is the leading Western Canadian operator of jet and turboprop charter aircraft. Our fleet consists of a wide variety of jets, turboprops and piston aircraft. Based on fleet diversity, Sunwest is able to offer excellent opportunity for advancement. With over twenty-five years of safe operation, we have established a solid reputation in the aviation industry. Operating from a modern facility in Calgary, our aircraft are available for charter to thousands of destinations not served by scheduled airlines.

We currently have an opportunity available for a Casual work - Ramp Attendant. Reporting to the Ground Operations Manager, this position is responsible for performing the duties and responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, the following:

Type of Employment:
Position Shift:
5:00 am to 10:00 pm Tuesday to Thursday
Competition Deadline:
Date Posted:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead by example, providing a team building, positive “Can Do” attitude
  • Maintain a safe and efficient ramp at all times (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • Deliver superior customer service to all Sunwest customers
  • Proper operation of ramp and hangars ( marshalling of aircraft)
  • Able to complete fueling training requirements
  • Make sure buildings, trucks, all other ramp equipment and vehicles are clean and well maintained
  • Inspection of ramp and hangars to ensure they are free from obstructions or potential hazardous objects
  • Coordinate and execute all aircraft movements with Maintenance and Flights Operations
  • Report all ground support equipment maintenance concerns to the Ground Vehicle Maintenance Technician
  • Make sure readiness and replenishment of de-ice equipment is complete during winter operations
  • Deice all Sunwest and authorized customer aircraft
  • Ensure operational information is relayed to the next team at the end of each shift and paper work is completed and handed in to the Facility and Ramp Manager
  • Perform hangar and ramp inspections, FOD and Fire Lane walks
  • Other related duties including, but not limited to, washing customer vehicles, changing garbage, cleaning hangars, lawn mowing, trimming, cleaning windows, etc


The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications and competencies. In addition personality profiling will be required of all candidates granted an interview for this position.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Completion of High School diploma
  • Previous experience in aviation fueling and towing is considered an asset
  • Class 3 (for fueling purposes)  or higher Driver’s License with an air brake endorsement license is a requirement or able to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Substance abuse screening is required, as per our Safety Management System
  • Valid Driver’s Abstract is required
  • Must be flexible with shift hours
  • Positive “can-do” attitude
  • Willingness to handle multiple tasks
  • Good communication and excellent customer service skills

Sunwest offers a competitive, performance-based salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including dental, extended health, life insurance, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability, an Employee & Family Assistance Program, and Group RRSP plan matching. Offering a safe, diverse and innovative environment, Sunwest is respected for integrity and is committed to taking care of our customers, our employees, our partners and our community.

Sunwest Aviation is committed to employment equity and will consider the qualifications, education, knowledge and experience of all candidates. We encourage all candidates to apply and the most qualified candidate will be offered the position.

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