Working in airline baggage and cargo handler jobs will mean different duties at different airports.
Generally, the job responsibilities will be more diversified at smaller airports, which may include working at the ticket counter.
Among the many duties that you can expect, cargo handlers will typically load, unload, and service aircraft between flights, which means cleaning the aircraft and laboratories, the windshield, and de-icing the plane.
Cargo handlers must load passenger baggage, mail, food supplies, commercial freight, or any other cargo going on the flight.
As part of their loading and unloading duties, handlers often operate machineries such as forklifts, tugs, baggage conveyors, and various freight and baggage vehicles.
At smaller airports, they can expect to meet the plane, communicate with the pilot to bring it to a parking spot, and possibly tow the aircraft, too.
They may also provide shuttle service to and from the plane, hotels, car rentals, restaurants, etc. Since this position means it often deals with pilots and some passengers, strong communication abilities are needed.