• Southwest Airlines Careers | Freight Agent ($20.52/hr) San Francisco

    Location San Francisco, CA, USA

    Job Description

    This role is responsible for safely loading and unloading Southwest Cargo items onto the aircraft, coordinating with Ground Operations Teams to meet flight departure and arrival timelines, and working together with the Freight Agent Team to prioritize shipping responsibilities and modify priorities as needed. The small, but mighty Freight Agent Team also has opportunities to play a part in the transportation of life-saving organs, U.S. Mail, live seafood, and more. Freight Agents are problem solvers who enjoy multitasking and working in the outdoor elements

    Benefits and Offers

    • Pay Rate: $20.52

    • Fly for free, as a privilege, on any open seat on all Southwest flights—your eligible dependents too.

    • Up to a 9.3% 401(k) Company match, dollar for dollar, per paycheck.

    • Potential for annual ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement - when Southwest profits, you profit.

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers

    • Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company

    • Works in air freight facilities. May be exposed to a wide variety of weather conditions and jet and machinery noise and fumes.

    • Responsible for opening/closing of the air freight facilities at which they are working.

    • Handles Station AMS and radio communications traffic as needed

    • Checks Cargo information for each flight.

    • Answers Cargo facility telephones

    • Resolve Customer situations by providing Positively Outrageous Service.

    • Writes and submits irregularity reports as required. Checks cargo on hand to see that it is properly logged and accounted for. Checks that all board mail and Company material is dispatched and sent to indicated Stations

    • Responsibilities include greeting and handling Customers in a polite and friendly manner

    • Re-manifest cargo due to weight restrictions, delayed or cancelled flights, lost, delayed, or damaged shipments.

    • Conducts Federally Mandated screening of all cargo shipments according to the Southwest Airlines TSA approved security program

    • Handles cash, checks, credit cards, and coupons as forms of payment for shipments. Computes charges, makes change and balances daily transactions.

    • Handles any aspect of processing a cargo shipment by operating a computerized point-of-sale system; resolving related complaints and problems

    • Properly maintains and wears the uniform by Company regulations and presents a neat and professional appearance while on duty

    • Provides friendly service to all co-workers and Customers. Performs special task or assignments as delegated by Supervisor or Station Management personnel

    • Responsible for ground security and assuring operations follow security procedures

    • May perform the duties of an Operations Agent. Further information can be found in the Operations Agent Job Description.  

    • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

    • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.

    Job Requirements

    • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

    • Must be at least 18 years of age.

    • Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

    • EDUCATION None Required

    • Preferred: Two years of airline/military related work experience in ramp/operations/provisioning functions

    • Must be able to obtain a SIDA badge and meet all local airport requirements

    • Must possess a valid state motor vehicle operator's license

    • May be required by Station Leadership to obtain a Customs Seal and meet all requirements to work international flights.

    • Must be able to lift and move items of 70 pounds and/or more. Must be able to climb, bend, kneel and stand on a frequent basis and for extended periods.

    • Must be able to carry heavy items up and down jetway stairs.

    • Must be able to distinguish each color displayed on every type of screening equipment.

    • Must be able to hear and respond to the spoken voice and to audible alarms generated by screening equipment.

    • Must maintain the ability to wear prescribed uniforms.

    • Ability to work well with others as part of a team, meet the public, and work under stressful situations.

    • Must be able to obtain and maintain GSC qualification.

    • Must comply with DOT drug and alcohol testing program

    • Ability to read documents, follow instructions, learn and understand ramp operations procedures, rules and regulations.

    • Ability to type and/or use a computer keyboard with sufficient speed to meet demands of the job.

    • Must successfully complete Operations/Freight Agent training program with a 90% or greater average and evaluation / probationary period.

    • Must be aware of hazardous situations and be able to handle emergencies as needed.

    • Able to work under pressure and handle many functions at once with many different offices and/or groups of people.

    • Must work under tight time constraints to accomplish quick turns of aircraft.

    • Must possess good written and oral skills.

    • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally by telephone, face to face and public address systems.

    • Must be able to be alert to moving vehicles or aircraft and use radio equipment.

    • Must be able to communicate information and instructions verbally or via radio equipment.

    • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.


    • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines

    • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986

    • Must be at least 18 years of age

    • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines

    • Ability to work shift work and/or overtime

    • Ability to read, speak and write English

    • Foreign language skills are desirable, but not required

    Job Details

    Company: Southwest Airlines

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Location: San Francisco, California, United States

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