Equipment Operator

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Shift Leader, Passenger Ramp and/or Team Leader Airline Equipment Uld, the ideal candidate will be required to ensure and maintain a healthy, safe and secure working environment, in compliance with the relevant industry regulatory and legislative requirements, company procedures, regulatory authorities and requirement of the customer airlines. He/she will also be required to operate ground support equipment (GSE) in accordance with company operating procedures and regulatory authorities while ensuring healthy, safe and secure work practices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Principle Accountabilities;

Embrace and maintain a positive safety culture, healthy and secure working environment in compliance with company procedures, regulatory authorities and requirements of customer airlines.
Operate GSE within the safety requirements in adherence to company standard operating procedures and the requirements of the customer airlines to avoid safety accidents and injuries.
Only operate GSE for its intended use.
Only operate GSE for which adequate training, and qualification has been received and if authorized by the line manager.
Prepare, check and position all necessary GSE in preparation of the aircraft handling.
Report any irregularities during loading / offloading to Turnaround Coordinator.
Note any defects on the equipment and report any deficiency to the supervisor on duty.
Ensure and maintain cleanliness of Ground Support Equipment.
Ensure equipment are parked at their designated areas with engines are switched off, parking brakes applied, and chock applied if fitted with them.
Identify and report hazards, near misses, incidents and accidents whilst participating is mitigation briefings.
Maintain required levels of certification/licensing to ensure safe and effective use of equipment. Any certification expiry should be reported to the line manager.
Deliver passenger baggage, cargo, mil and courier to their appropriate points of delivery within cutoff time.
Being responsible for the security of the equipment one is operating and the loads one is towing or handling.
Adhere to KQ WAY principals and best practices.

Knowledge, Skills and experience;

Minimum “O” level Grade D+.
Appropriate experience/certification to operate GSE.
Ground handling equipment certificate.
Valid driving license categories BCDE.
Equipment operator training (Level I – Tractor / Pallet mover; Level II – All GSE except Pushback and Level III – All GSE).
Proficient in operating ramp equipment including the pushback.
Radio telephonic certificate (Level-III only).
Airside driving training.
Airside Safety Awareness.
Aviation Security Awareness.
Dangerous Goods CAT 8.
Safety Management System (SMS) Awareness.
Must be a person of unquestionable integrity.

Behavioural Competences:

Teamwork/team player.
Customer focus.
Time conscious



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