Freight - Lead Cargo Agent - OH
Total Airport Services, Inc.

Columbus, Ohio

Coordinates and follows up on activities by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

- Supports the Cargo Supervisor in implementing company programs.
- Works directly with Cargo Agents to execute action plans to operational and organizational objectives.
- Works directly with Cargo Agents to ensure everyone is consistent in practicing safety-conscious behaviors.
- Assigns Cargo Agents with specific cargo build-ups/breakdowns.
- Keeps records of all incoming and outgoing shipments; checking each shipment against shipping invoices, air waybills, booking list or bills of lading.
- Ensures merchandise arrives in good condition and is accompanied by all required paperwork including customs and dangerous goods.
- Ensure entire delivery, not just part of it, arrives intact.
- Ensures all custom’s holds have been removed before delivery and all import service fees have been paid.
- Serves as a back-up to a Cargo Agent crew if team members are absent.
- Works as a member of the Cargo team to move, load, breakdown and build-up freight.
- Assists with new hire training.
- Assigns employee breaks.
- Other duties as assigned.

Immediate supervision of a unit but acts as an understudy to a higher level position.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School diploma or GED; and over three months up to and including 12 months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of Airline software a plus

- Valid State Driver’s License
- Current Forklift Certification

- Familiarity with OSHA requirements
- Strong verbal/written skills, organizational skills, and leadership skills
- Knowledge of Aircraft specifications
- Knowledge of Customs/FAA documentation requirements
- Must score at least 90% on the TAS Lead test

- May occasionally be asked to run local errands.
- Security Clearance, (for airport security purposes) pass a 10-year background screening.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and regularly required to stand, walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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