SkyWest Airlines

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SkyWest Airlines Aircraft Towing Agent - SLC in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Primary Job Duties

SkyWest Airlines, the largest independently owned regional airline, is currently in search of individuals who take pride in seeing a job done well. We pride ourselves in being an on-time airline and are seeking dedicated individuals that understand a deadline-driven environment, while also maintaining high quality standards of operational safety and customer service. As a SkyWest employee, you will be part of an exciting team of professionals that love working in the travel industry and sharing their enthusiasm with the passengers. From the seasoned traveler to the first time flier, we want to make it a great experience.

Aircraft Tow Agents are responsible for towing aircraft with a high speed tow tractor on and off the gates throughout the SLC airport and relocating aircraft to the hangar and/or pads. This is a two-person team, with one person operating the tow tractor and the second person in the cockpit, starting the APU and communicating with the FAA tower.

Part-time and Full-time positions will be available. Please indicate preference in screening questions:

  • Responsible for clear communication with ATC Tower

  • Physically be able to bend/stoop/crawl to insert aircraft tow pins

  • Complete safety checklists for motorized equipment

  • Drive and operate motorized equipment

  • Operate computer to enter and retrieve data

  • Complete required towing logs and documentation

  • Operate portable radio and/or headphones, and aircraft radio

  • Clear understanding of hand signals used to communicate with co-workers and/or flight crews

  • Ensure compliance with SkyWest and FAA regulations and policies

Minimum Requirements

  • Must possess a valid state issued driver’s license

  • 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 clearances required

  • Maintain proficiency on all ramp functions

  • Good understanding of taxi and runway markings

  • Ability to complete all required training which will include:

  • 22 hours of SLC Airport Movement Area Training Course

  • 5 hour SkyWest required training course

  • 2 live tows with each aircraft type prior to being signed off

  • Successful completing of airport course which will provide you with the needed RED badge and clearances to navigate the SLC airport

Physical and Other Requirements

  • Ability to lift heavy bags in excess of 60+ pounds, with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • Physical agility test may be required

  • Must be able to work outdoors in extreme temperatures and weather conditions for an extended period of time

  • Must be willing to work early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays

  • Must be flexible to work split shifts including early mornings, afternoons, and evenings


Posted Date 2 weeks ago (4/28/2021 5:25 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-9393

Category Customer Service/Support

Close Date 5/12/2021

Operation No

SkyWest is committed to maintaining a working environment of satisfying employment and mutual respect for all of our employees, regardless of race, color, national ancestory, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, religion, medical condition, disability, pregnancy, age or military status. We have specific training plans and programs in place to maintain such an environment.