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Service aircraft with fuel. May de-ice aircraft, refill water and cooling agents, empty sewage tanks, service air and oxygen systems, or clean and polish exterior.
Apply de-icing fluid to aircraft from baskets lifted by truck-mounted cranes.
Change aircraft oil, coolant, or other fluids.
Clean aircraft interiors by picking up waste, wiping down windows, or vacuuming.
Climb ladders to reach aircraft surfaces to be cleaned.
Complete forms describing tasks completed.
De-grease aircraft exteriors.
Empty aircraft lavatory systems or refill them with sanitizer fluid.
Guide aircraft to designated areas using hand signals, batons, or other methods.
Inspect aircraft components to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.
Load baggage or cargo for crew or passengers.
Mix cleaning compounds or solutions.
Polish aircraft exteriors.
Radio to flight dispatchers or other personnel to discuss incoming or outgoing aircraft.
Refill aircraft potable water tanks.
Refuel aircraft using hoses connected to fuel trucks.
Remove exhaust stains from aircraft using cleaning fluids.
Tow aircraft to gates or hangars using tugs, tractors, or other vehicles.
Wash the aircraft exteriors using lifts, cranes, detergent, or other equipment.
Detailed Work Activities
Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
Service vehicles to maintain functionality.
Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement.
Perform manual service or maintenance tasks.
Clean facilities or equipment.
Climb ladders or vehicles to perform duties.
Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
Handle luggage or other possessions for patrons.
Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
Maintain plumbing structures or fixtures.
Maintain repair or maintenance records.
Mix substances to create chemical solutions.
Polish materials, workpieces, or finished products.
Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement.
- Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
- These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- Related Experience
- Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
- Job Training
- Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Job Zone Examples
- These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include orderlies, counter and rental clerks, customer service representatives, security guards, upholsterers, and tellers.
- SVP Range
- 3 months to 1 year of preparation (4.0 to < 6.0)
Training & Credentials
- State training
- Local training
- Have a career path or location in mind? Visit Apprenticeship.gov
to find apprenticeship opportunities near you.
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wage data for Aircraft Service Attendants and Transportation Workers, All Other.
Employment data for Aircraft Service Attendants and Transportation Workers, All Other.
Industry data for Aircraft Service Attendants and Transportation Workers, All Other.
- Median wages (2020)
- $18.17 hourly, $37,790 annual
- State wages
- Local wages
- Employment (2020)
- 32,100 employees
- Projected growth (2020-2030)
Faster than average (10% to 15%)
- Projected job openings (2020-2030)
- State trends
- Top industries (2020)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data
and 2020-2030 employment projections
“Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). “Projected job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
- State job openings
- Local job openings