United Ground Express Airport Customer Service Agent (Part-time) - Peoria, IL in Peoria, Illinois

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/ United Ground Express (UGE), a wholly owned subsidiary of United Airlines, supports airline customers and flights at many airports across the United States. The services we provide include customer check-in, baggage handling and servicing of the aircraft on the ground in preparation for the next flight. We assist customers from the moment they arrive at an airport through departure to their next destination. UGE is growing to expand to specific airports across the continental United States. / / A job with United Ground Express will provide you with an exciting, fast-paced environment, the chance to leverage existing skills and learn new skills, and an opportunity to grow a career in the airline industry. / / And to top it all off, you will get travel privileges through United Airlines, giving you access to one of the world’s most comprehensive global networks. /

Job Summary: As a Customer Service Agent (CSA), you will be an important part of our customers’ travel experience. You’ll assist customers with check-in, boarding, and manage aircraft arrivals and departures safely and efficiently. Assignments may consist of, but are not limited to, working at the ticket counter, boarding gates, baggage services, and cargo handling. Most importantly, you’ll create a welcoming environment for our customers.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

  • Greet customers

  • Communicate with customers and ensure they have information about their flights

  • Assist customers with reservations and boarding passes

  • Resolve disservice situations (e.g., determine alternate flight options for delayed, cancelled or missed flights, change/rebook a reservations)

  • Open/close aircraft door before flight departure and upon flight arrival, including operating jet-way when applicable

  • Ensure compliance with UGE and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and policies o Load, unload, and transfer baggage, cargo and mail from carts, conveyor belts, and containers, on and off aircraft.

    o Drive and operate motorized equipment (e.g., conveyor belt)

    o Read and interpret aircraft load sheets, checked baggage tags, and cargo labels

    o Other duties as assigned

    Education

  • High school diploma/GED or equivalent, or equivalent experience required

    Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to develop relationships with customers and co-workers.

  • High level of ownership and accountability.

  • Enthusiastic about aviation industry.

  • Must be able to perform well in high-pressure situations

  • Must possess and maintain a valid US state driver's license. (Suspended, expired, revoked or denied licenses are not valid.)

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

  • Must be able to clear a United Ground Express background check and a fingerprint-based criminal history check.

  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain credentials necessary for the position. Position-specific clearances include but are not limited to FAA, TSA, Port Authority, U.S. Customs and U.S. Postal Service clearances.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-placement physical abilities test, hearing and vision tests, and drug screen.

  • Must comply with United Ground Express’ Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Policy.

  • Must be able to attend 4-6 weeks of paid training in Chicago, Illinois.

    Experience

  • Previous service related experience helpful (retail, hospitality, etc.)

    Essential Physical Functions

  • The ability to lift baggage up to 70 pounds, in the lobby, planeside, and in the confinement of an airplane’s cargo hold is necessary.

  • Work schedules will span over a 24/7, 7 day/week operation including weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. Flexible work shifts will be assigned and can include late nights and early mornings.

  • Regular attendance and punctuality in accordance with United Ground Express’ policies are required. Overtime available/required depending upon operational need.

    Work Environment

  • Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions (e.g., rain, snow, cold, heat, humidity) and in baggage areas that are open to the outside weather conditions.

  • Must be willing to work in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time.

  • Must be willing to work where there will be exposure to high noise levels.

  • Must be willing to work in a high-pressure, safety-sensitive, deadline driven environment.

Job: *UGE Customer Service

Organization: *United Ground Express

Title: Airport Customer Service Agent (Part-time) - Peoria, IL

Location: IL-PIA - Peoria

Requisition ID: PIA00000009