FLS Deputy Ramp Services Supervisor - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee



Location: Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan

The FLS Ramp Service Supervisor is responsible for the day to day supervision of up to 3 ramp handling teams operating on different aircraft parking ramps within Kandahar Airfield to ensure safe handling and turn round of all Military and Civil Air Transport Aircraft. He/she will provide expert guidance on all aspects of aircraft handling and Air Cargo Handling Equipment and Material Handling Equipment (MHE) operations.

Duties will include, but are not limited to :

  • Supervise the Ramp/Traffic Services teams and provide the aircraft dispatch interface between Cargo and Passenger Staff and the FLS Management team.
  • Coordinate the physical loading/unloading of cargo, baggage, mail and passengers on all air transport aircraft (military and civilian) as per the aircraft load distribution sheet issued by FLS staff in a timely manner to ensure the flight is despatched on its designated departure time.
  • Ensure that prior planning is instigated to ensure aircraft are loaded and can meet scheduled departure times.
  • Ensure all agencies are aware of the required delivery times of services to the aircraft and highlight any problems such as outsize loads that may extend turn round times.
  • Participate in the management of Health and Safety; in particular ensuring staff are following the rules for the safe loading and dispatch of transport aircraft.
  • Ensure shift personnel are qualified and are driving in a safe and competent manner the ACHE, MHE and other vehicles and ground equipment involved in the handling of AT aircraft.
  • Ensure all daily/weekly checks are undertaken on the ACHE/MHE and other vehicles and ground equipment involved in the handling of AT aircraft.
  • Report any defects.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all familiarisation and continuation training is maintained for all ramp handling teams, and recorded through the training manager.
  • Monitor working conditions for all staff.
  • Deputise for ramp services coordinator when required.



  • Must be either a US citizen and hold a US Secret Security Clearance or be a member of one of the Five Eyes (FVEY) countries and have a completed National Agency Check with written Inquiries (NACI)
  • Ex–military background at Corporal/Senior Aircraftsman level or equivalent e.g. including civil and military cargo operations
  • Proven ability of supervising Air Movements ramp handling teams of at least 20 employees
  • Proven record of supervising air transport operations including terminal operations, cargo supervision, passenger supervision, dispatch of aircraft and the use of specialist Air Cargo Handling Equipment (ACHE)
  • Must be knowledgeable of, and have a background in, the training requirements of the various types of aircraft and handling equipment used by the military and civil operators
  • Must have knowledge of the current operating criteria of military/civil transport aircraft standard operating procedures and processes for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft
  • IATA Dangerous Goods trained
  • Fluent in English to a minimum level of 3333 in accordance with STANAG 6001


  • Be familiar with NATO, ICAO and ISO terminology
  • Experience of working on operations in austere remote sites or in developing nations.

Job: Civil Crafts

Primary Location: Afghanistan

Req ID: 1074174