Hawaiian Airlines Airport Ramp Agent - Lihue - Full-Time in Lihue, Hawaii
Start your aviation career with Hawaiian Airlines at the Lihue airport!
As a Cleaner with our Lihue ‘ohana, you will:
Earn $15.30 per hour with pay increases (in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement),
Learn new skills when you attend our PAID training courses, and
At Hawaiian Airlines, we are about welcoming our guests with Hawaiian hospitality and aloha, and taking care of our people, our home and the communities we serve. Join our ‘ohana and be a part of an exciting team of professionals dedicated to serving our kama‘āina and introducing our islands to the world!
- Interview Schedule*
Candidates applying to this requisition may be considered for the interview process below. The interview process consists of the following:
- A 30 minute interview
Candidates successful in the interview process may be invited to paid classroom training in Honolulu. Training is five days, 8 hours per day on weekdays.
- Position Overview*
Ramp Agents are responsible for loading and offloading our guests’ baggage, ensuring they are accounted for and well taken care of.
They also look out for the safety and well-being of each other, while ensuring our flights arrive and depart on-time.
If you’re up for the challenge of physical work and being outdoors, we want to hear from you.
Watch a brief two-minute video to learn more about the position.
- Pay and Benefits*
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and the pay for this position is $15.30 per hour.
Medical, dental and vision benefits are provided in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement and may not be available for all positions.
- Work Schedules*
Per the collective bargaining agreement, work schedules are awarded based on seniority. New hires are awarded their initial shift based on operational need. You must be able to accept the shift awarded to you.
Work schedules are set, 5 days on, 2 days off. Shifts do not change unless there is an operational need.
Full-Time is 8 hours per shift. Based on operational need, you may need to report to work early and/or work beyond your scheduled end time.
The airport is busiest in the middle of the day (typically 9am – 4pm). Nearly all new hires are awarded shifts during this timeframe. If you have a full-time job during the day, please consider this before applying.
- If You Do Not Reside on Kauai Island*
If hired, based on operational need, you will be required to report to work early and/or work beyond your scheduled end time. Those who plan to fly to get to/from work would have difficulty reporting to work early, which is a restriction in availability. It would be difficult for us to consider you and encourage you to monitor our careers website for an opportunity based on your desired work location.
Legally authorized to work in the United States
Minimum 18 years of age
Possess at least a high school diploma or equivalent education
Valid driver’s license issued in the United States (driver’s permits and provisional driver’s licenses not allowed)
Ability to work any shift awarded
Ability to complete pre-employment drug test and if hired, random drug testing
Ability to fulfill comprehensive background checks and fingerprinting to satisfy company security requirements and obtain various clearances to work at the airport (SIDA, Customs, and USPS, as applicable)
Minimum Physical Requirements*
The Ramp Agent position is a very physical position, working outside in the elements.
You will be lifting 70 lbs. throughout your shift (up to 200 lbs., buddy lift), working in confined spaces on your knees/elbows (belly of an aircraft, which can be nearly 100 degrees, loading/offloading baggage), lifting baggage overhead frequently (weighing 70+ lbs.), operating heavy machinery near the aircraft, driving tugs, and more.
If hired, you will be required to work as a Ramp Agent for one year before being eligible to apply for other positions within Hawaiian Airlines.
Physical labor experience and/or working in a warehouse environment
/ **Hawaiian Airlines is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT - regulation, 49 CFR part 40) and all applicants are advised that post-offer and/or pre-employment drug testing will be conducted to determine the presence of Marijuana, Cocaine, Opioids, PCP (Phencyclidine), and Amphetamine prior to any offer of employment or transfer into a safety-sensitive position. Failure to submit to testing or positive indications of drug use will render the applicant ineligible for employment with Hawaiian Airlines and any employment offer will be withdrawn./
/ * In addition to routine employment eligibility verification, U.S.-based airlines must gather information to validate country of citizenship and country of birth. Upon hire, you must provide documentation proving your current country of citizenship and birthplace./
- About Hawaiian Airlines*
Now in its 94th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaiʻi's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 150 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, and nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 15 U.S. gateway cities – more than any other airline – as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Tahiti.
Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawaiʻi. The carrier was named Hawaiʻi's best employer by Forbes in 2022 and has topped Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best list as the No. 1 U.S. airline for the past two years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for 18 consecutive years (2004-2021) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire. As Hawai‘i’s hometown airline, Hawaiian encourages guests to Travel Pono and experience the islands safely and respectfully.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.
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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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