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Job Details

Requisition Number 21-0496
Post Date 7/16/2021
Title Airport Ramp Agent - HCS
Department Airport Operations
City Kahului
State HI
Part-Time Yes
Part-Time Weekend No


Aloha and thank you for your interest in the Airport Ramp Agent - Hawaii Contract Services (HCS) position with Hawaiian Airlines in Kahului!

Interview Schedule

Candidates applying to this requisition may be considered for current and future openings. The interview process consists of the following:

  1. A 20-minute telephone interview.
  2. A 30-minute group video interview.
  3. A 30-minute final interview.

Candidates successful in the interview process may be invited to classroom training in Honolulu. Training is 10 days, Monday - Friday, 8 hours per day, and is unpaid.

Position Overview

Ramp Agents are responsible for loading and offloading our guests’ baggage, ensuring they are accounted for and well taken care of.

They also look out for the safety and well-being of each other, while ensuring our flights arrive and depart on-time.

If you’re up for the challenge of physical work and being outdoors, we want to hear from you.

Watch a brief two-minute video to learn more about the position.


Pay and Benefits

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and the pay for this position is $12.80 per hour.

Medical, dental and vision benefits are provided in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement and may not be available for all positions.


Work Schedules

Per the collective bargaining agreement, work schedules are awarded based on seniority. New hires are awarded their initial shift based on operational need and must be able to accept any shift.

Work schedules are set, 5 days on, 2 days off. Shifts do not change unless there is an operational need.

Part-time is 5 to 6 hours per shift and employees may be extended to full-time hours based on operational need. Part Time shifts are scheduled 5 days per week. Based on operational need, you may need to report to work early and/or work beyond your scheduled end time.

If You Do Not Reside on Island

If hired, based on operational need, you will be required to report to work early and/or work beyond your scheduled end time. Those who plan to fly to get to/from work would have difficulty reporting to work early, which is a restriction in availability. It would be difficult for us to consider you and encourage you to monitor our careers website for an opportunity based on your desired work location.


Minimum Requirements

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Possess at least a high school diploma or equivalent education
  • Valid driver’s license issued in the United States (driver’s permits and provisional driver’s licenses not allowed)
  • Ability to work any shift awarded
  • Ability to complete pre-employment drug test and if hired, random drug testing
  • Ability to fulfill comprehensive background checks and fingerprinting to satisfy company security requirements and obtain various clearances to work at the airport (SIDA, Customs, and USPS, as applicable)

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • The Ramp Agent position is a very physical position, working outside in the elements.
  • You will be lifting 70 lbs. throughout your shift (up to 200 lbs., buddy lift), working in confined spaces on your knees/elbows (belly of an aircraft, which can be nearly 100 degrees, loading/offloading baggage), lifting baggage overhead frequently (weighing 70+ lbs.), operating heavy machinery near the aircraft, driving tugs, and more.
  • If hired, you will be required to work as a Ramp Agent for six months before being eligible to apply for other positions within Hawaiian Airlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Airline experience
  • Physical labor experience and/or working in a warehouse environment


About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 17 years (2004-2020) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 92nd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers nonstop flights within the Hawaiian Islands, between Hawai‘i and more U.S. gateway cities (16) than any other airline, as well as service connecting the islands with Japan and South Korea. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiian has temporarily suspended service in Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.

The airline is committed to the health and safety of its guests and employees and has reinforced enhanced cleaning procedures across its business. While the experience may be a little different, the authentic Hawaiian hospitality remains unchanged. Additional details on how Hawaiian is keeping guests and employees safe can be found at


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