Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions
  • Punta Arenas Operations
  • Punta Arenas, CHL
  • Seasonal

The primary role of the Ramp Operator is to assist in general logistics related to air operations in Punta Arenas, Chile. This role handles works as part of a team preparing cargo, fueling drums, working in a warehouse, loading, and unloading aircraft, and supervising passenger boarding and departing.

Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) is the most experienced deep-field operator in Antarctica, providing a wide range of guided experiences, air support, logistical back-up and safety cover for governmental research programs, independent expeditions, and tourists. We work in a worldwide market of different cultures and languages, and we fully embrace this diversity. We also have a strong environmental ethic. ALE is a Utah company with a year-round office in Salt Lake City, a seasonal operations support office in Punta Arenas, Chile, and several seasonal field camps in Antarctica.

Seasonal Information:

Ramp Operators in Punta Arenas generally work from early October to mid-February.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare loads in a warehouse for flights from Punta Arenas, Chile to Union Glacier, Antarctica
  • Move loads, baggage, or other materials to and from the warehouse to aircraft platform by hand or by driving ground handling equipment
  • Load and unload baggage and cargo on aircraft
  • Fueling of fuel drums and liaising with fuel company employees
  • Responsible for safely handling passenger boarding and departing
  • Presents paperwork to Chilean Customs and Aviation Security
  • Transporting aircrew to aircraft
  • Driving of equipment to tug the aircraft to the runway and to transfer cargo throughout the airside
  • Record tasks completed, baggage and cargo movements, and complete other warehouse storage documents
  • Follow safety rules and regulations for all work areas
  • Support aircraft crew and other ALE staff as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work as part of a team to complete tasks.
  • Ability to stay positive while working holidays or long varied hours while under pressure
  • Ability to perform a physically demanding role
  • Be proactive and problem solve, but not afraid to ask for help when necessary
  • Excellent health, safety, and risk management skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have an A, B, and D Driver's License and have previous experience working in a physically demanding job.

Preferred qualifications include previous airport work experience, dangerous goods certification, dangerous goods driver's license certification, competent with technology, and a basic understanding of written and spoken English.

Physical Requirements

This position involves heavy work that primarily involves standing or moving for long periods of time. This position may exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 60 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 40 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents in this role typically require standing or moving for prolonged periods, being around aircraft and machinery, communicating with others to exchange information, repeating motions that may include wrists, hands and/or fingers, assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

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