Cargo Screening Agent at Menzies Aviation (USA) Inc in Los Angeles, California

Posted in Admin - Clerical 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ensure that they work safely in accordance with company policy and procedures

  • Report safety incidents, risks or safety concerns using the Safety Management System (SMS) reporting system

  • Recognize opportunities to contribute to the continuous improvement of safety and its management

  • Stay current with information and knowledge relevant to performing their duties safely.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out cargo screening functions to screen for IEDs, IED Components, or other destructive substances that may be found in air cargo

  • Operate screening equipment such as X-ray and ETD machines

  • Identify dangerous objects in cargo and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft with Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) equipment and visual and physical search

  • Complete the required equipment start-up procedures and documentation for each equipment type (ETD and X-ray)

  • Utilize handheld tools and power tools to assist with the opening and screening of certain cargo configurations

  • Ensure the capture and completion of the cargo screening logs for each piece of cargo screened

  • Continuously and effectively interact with stakeholders - Airline Customers, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Agents, Customs/Border Protection (CBP) Agents- and respond to inquiries in a reasonable tone and manner

  • Work within a demanding environment, which includes noise from alarms, machinery, people, distractions, time pressure and the requirement to identify and locate potentially life-threatening devices and devices intended on creating massive destruction

  • Demonstrate diligence required to maintain security under the Airport Police, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations. Carry out challenge procedures of any persons not displaying airport credentials

  • Conduct Alarm Resolution Procedures and Cargo Rendered Unusable Procedures as per the applicable security program.

  • Must follow all Airport and TSA Security procedures as required

  • Follow notification procedures when required.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Possess and maintain valid US driver's license

  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment testing to include drug testing and a physical

  • Ability to proficiently read, write and speak English

  • Must be comfortable lifting 70lbs repetitively

  • Must be comfortable working in all weather conditions

  • Pass FBI background and obtain US Customs Seal

  • Must be available and flexible to work variable shifts including weekends and holidays

  • Prior loading and unloading of heavy products or equipment (preferred)

  • Forklift certification preferred

  • Must pass driver’s test with the Department of Airports and obtain a driver’s license to drive on Airport Operational Area (AOA)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to build relationships


  • Shift differential may apply 

  • Advancement Opportunities to Lead and Supervisor

  • PTO

  • Paid Training

  • Uniform Provided


Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly work in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, high voltages and high hydraulic/pneumatic pressures.  The employee is also frequently exposed to very loud noise levels, fumes or airborne particles and hazardous substances, materials or waste.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms, climb or balance; and talk or hear.

Other tasks include digging and shoveling, such as snow removal around equipment and office. Employee may also engage in debris removal which involves lifting, bending and stooping. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 lbs.


Cargo Operations