Air Facility Air sort

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPS woman, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. UPS woman

    UPS woman New Member

    I applied for a package handler job online and instead of it being at the hub I worked at as a seasonal driver, the location says air facility and then it says air sort after. Does that mean its at an airport? How is this different from package handling at a hub? Thanks!
     
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    First off if it is at a airport location , you will need TSA approval requiring a police background check . Along with finger printing .
     
  3. UPS woman

    UPS woman New Member

    It did say in the application about fingerprinting and background check.
     
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Care to list the airport ?
    Others here could give you a better break down of the operations .
     
  5. UPS woman

    UPS woman New Member

    Lansing, MI
     
  6. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Must be the closest location they needed help at
     
  7. UPS woman

    UPS woman New Member

    Can anyone tell me about how it's different than at a hub?
     
  8. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    They have airplanes instead of pkg cars
     
  9. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Really? Lansing is an hour and a half from Detroit. Hard to believe they have planes and not just get cans via feeder from Detroit
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Airport is less intense and usually less hours. Some airport guys may only work a couple hours a night and are mostly there for the benefits. I would hold out for hub work. Better opportunities for job advancement.
     
  11. UPS woman

    UPS woman New Member

    So, you are saying I wouldn't be able to sign bid lists for driving positions? I'm not exactly a young person so I don't have a lot of time to sit around and wait, I just want into the company to start my seniority.
     
  12. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Bidding into driving will vary by local area established past practices. Definitely ask HR about it, and make sure you ask about part time "air" driving in addition to full time package car.
    For example purposes only, here, our airport employees have the same bidding rights to FT (or seasonal) package car driving at 8 different locations; however there isn't any specific contract language about them bidding for PT "air" driving (good practice/training until you have the seniority for FT), unless there is a side 'letter of understanding' or past practice I'm not aware of.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    UPS and the Union separated the hub and airport buildings years ago. It is possible to bid into a driving job from the airport but not easy. Like transferring to another building.