Baggage Handler at United Nigeria Airlines

by Area Talk
  • Job title: Baggage Handler
  • Department: Ground Operations
  • Reports to: Station Manager

Job Summary:

The Baggage Handler is responsible for safely and quickly loading, unloading or transporting airline
passengers’ luggage in good time at the airport.


  • Collecting, sorting and checking luggage against flight lists, making sure that items go on to theright aircraft.
  • Transferring luggage from the check-in areas to the departure areas.
  • Taking luggage to the appropriate aircraft in a baggage truck – protecting it against bad weather
    if needed.
  • Moving luggage to and from aircraft holds using trucks, cargo loaders and loading conveyor
  • Storing cargo (goods) in warehouses ready for distribution
  • Ensuring the luggage is loaded on the correct conveyors in the baggage reclaim area.
  • Removing luggage from an aircraft as quickly as possible after it has landed.
  • Keeping an eye open for suspicious-looking baggage items at all times and reporting anything unusual to security or the police immediately.
  • Correctly loading and storing luggage in the hold of the aircraft.
  • Recording and dealing with damaged or incorrectly received baggage, and load discrepancies.
  • Using specialist equipment such as conveyors, bar code recognition and lifting equipment.
  • Informing appropriate members of staff about damaged or malfunctioning equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow and act on instructions.
  • Ability to observe and be aware of safety procedures at all times.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately, even under pressure.
  • Must be reliable and honest.
  • Must have good vision and normal colour vision.
  • Ability to be able to prioritise workloads.
  • Must be able to think quickly when dealing with problems.
  • Have some mechanical skills, to operate equipment and machinery.


  • Must be at least 18 years old High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least two years of related experience is required.
  • Physical Requirements
    Good level of fitness and physical strength
  • May be required to work late shifts
    Must be able to lift up heavy items at times.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates Should forward their CV and cover letter to

Application Deadline: Not Specified

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