Counter, Freight, And Ramp
Work Arctic

One Job, Two Work-Life Adventures --- Stoke Your Passion For Aviation, Experience Alaska's Arctic!!!

Aviation Gateway To Alaska's Arctic

Seasonal

Counter, Freight, And Ramp

Work Arctic
Location:
Fairbanks, Alaska
Experience:
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Gain experience in the aviation industry in Alaska --- a land where the presence of aviation is robust, diverse, and deeply-woven into the everyday fabric of Alaska life to such a degree that many consider it to be the aviation center of the world --- AND --- from your work/life base in Fairbanks, take advantage of the opportunity to experience all of Alaska’s Arctic --- winter “aurora” season provides you with a front row seat for Nature’s most impressive light show directly under the “Auroral Oval”, a geographic region offering aurora borealis viewing opportunities unrivaled anywhere on earth --- by mid-April, the return of the sun ushers in summer "midnight sun" season, allowing for 24/7 exploration of an amazing Arctic wilderness during sun-drenched days and white nights fueled by the midnight sun.

The new year has arrived and January is upon us --- December 21st, winter solstice, is now fully in the rearview mirror --- thus, each day brings us a bit more sunlight and ever closer to the beginning of our 2022 summer "midnight sun" season --- Wright Air is now hiring for counter, freight, and ramp positions both to help us finish-out the 2021-22 winter "aurora" season and for the upcoming 2022 summer "midnight sun" season --- ideally, a successful "aurora" season candidate will be available to begin work by late-January/early-February 2022 and be able to work thru 31 May 2022 [or beyond] and a successful "midnight sun" season candidate will be able to begin work by early-June 2022 and work thru 30 Sep 2022 [or beyond] --- if 4+ months of winter “aurora” season or "midnight sun" season aviation work in Alaska’s Arctic sounds intriguing and exciting to you, please read on . . . . . . . . 

We are currently hiring for the following Wright Air winter season positions ---

  • COUNTER
  • FREIGHT
  • RAMP

 Visit www.workarctic.com for more information.     


 

THE REGION

The Yukon River drains the vast “Interior” of Alaska --- an expansive swath of land bordered by the Alaska Range to the south and the Brooks Range to the north --- scattered throughout this vast northern wilderness are rural communities hugging the rivers that wind their way thru the broad Yukon River Valley on a journey to the Bering Sea – Wright Air is the primary air carrier providing scheduled passenger, freight, and mail service to eighteen of the rural communities in or around this region ---

Allakaket  -  Anaktuvuk Pass  -  Arctic Village  -  Bettles  -  Birch Creek  -  Chalkytsik  -  Coldfoot  -  Fort Yukon  -  Galena  -  Hughes  -  Huslia  -   Lake Minchumina  -  Kaltag  -  Koyukuk  -  Nulato  -  Ruby  -  Tanana  -  Venetie.

The vast "arctic" landmass extending north from the Brooks Mountain Range to the shores of the Arctic Ocean is called Alaska's North Slope --- Wright Air is the primary air carrier providing scheduled passenger, freight, and mail service to eight rural communities in this region ---

Atqasuk  -  Deadhorse  -  Kaktovik  -  Nuiqsut  -  Point Hope  -  Point Lay -  Utqiagik  -  Wainwright.


 

THE AIRLINE

Founded in 1948 as Wright Airways [founding motto – “If there is air, we’ll fly you there!] by Al Wright, an Athabaskan born in Tanacross and raised in Minto --- today, Wright Air remains deeply-rooted in rural Alaska --- we recognize that the existence of safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation is a foundational component of modern-day village life in Alaska.

And, yes, Wright Air is an airline --- but, the flight services we provide are a means to an end rather than the end in and of itself --- the people of Wright Air have a deep and authentic respect for the people of the rural communities we serve --- at Wright Air, we know the land witnesses, we know the land is wise, and we know the land speaks --- it is the residents of the villages we serve that live closest to the land --- thus, it is they to whom the land speaks with the loudest voice --- it is they who are the vitally important stewards of Alaska’s most important asset ---  the land and the culture of its 1st peoples forged by thousands of years living on and with the land, and listening carefully when the land speaks --- and, yes, in a changing world where many of us Alaskans find ourselves in urban environments, working in offices, commuting in cars --- it has never been more important to ensure the vitality and success of our region’s village for decades/centuries to come.


 

OUR MISSION

Extend soulful hospitality to our guests --- and, enjoy doing it.

Work hard --- thus, making the work meaningful for us and creating value for our guests.

Care [genuinely!!!] about the communities we serve.


 

THE WORK

Wright Air is now hiring for counter, freight, and ramp positions both to help us finish-out the 2021-22 winter "aurora" season and for the upcoming 2022 summer "midnight sun" season --- ideally, a successful "aurora" season candidate will be available to begin work by late-January/early-February 2022 and be able to work thru 31 May 2022 [or beyond] and a successful "midnight sun" season candidate will be able to begin work by early-June 2022 and work thru 30 Sep 2022 [or beyond].​​​​​​

A coworker who successfully works a minimum 4-month season will earn a $1,000.00 season completion bonus [increased proportionately for a longer than 4-month season] --- the intent of which is to help defray the costs associated with the coworker’s responsibility to provide their own transportation to/from Alaska.

ALL COWORKERS ARE PROVIDED LODGING AT NO COST TO THE COWORKER.

The details associated with the  COUNTER,  FREIGHT,  and  RAMP  positions for which we are NOW HIRING are as follows ---

 

COUNTER

RESPONSIBILITIES

The counter-based position has primary responsibility for assisting with all front counter activities associated with guest departures and arrivals on flights to/from our Fairbanks-based terminal --- secondarily, has responsibility for assisting with freight and ramp activities on an as-required basis.

The counter coworker is the frontline embodiment of Wright Air’s mission of soulful hospitality, hard work, and genuine care/concern --- it is the relationship that the counter coworker builds with our guests that ultimately determines our ability to transform our mission into an everyday reality for our guests.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Use computer reservation system to check-in departing guests.
  • Make changes to guest reservations when necessary.
  • Weigh/tag guest baggage [must be able to lift 50 lbs].
  • Collect guest payments.
  • Screen guest luggage for hazmat.
  • Answer phone and appropriately transfer phone calls.
  • Respond to phone and walk-in inquiries.
  • Take phone reservations.
  • Perform cleaning activities at the terminal.
  • Escort guests out to aircraft.
  • Assist with other tasks or activities as required.

THE PERFECT FIT

An individual who: 

  • genuinely cares about and enjoys serving people;  
  • likes to word hard [not just in concept, but in reality!!!]; 
  • thrives on work requiring serious flexibility and multi-tasking; 
  • views favorably the idea of having a physical labor component to their workday; 
  • thinks aviation is cool; 
  • loves living in Interior/Arctic Alaska and is very excited about the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the people and communities we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE        

At Wright Air we take pride in working hard to create a work schedule for each coworker that is individualized to meet their unique life-work balance/needs --- both part-time and full-time work schedules are available --- most [but, not all] work takes place between the hours of 4:00 AM and 8:00 PM --- supporting a successful airline is a 24/7 effort, thus most work schedules will include Saturday or Sunday work [or, both].

COMPENSATION       

Competitive starting wage dependent on skills/experience   PLUS   lodging   PLUS   $1,000.00 season completion bonus.

 

FREIGHT

RESPONSIBILITIES

The freight position has primary responsibility for assisting with all freight activities associated with accepting freight and mail for flights departing from our Fairbanks-based terminal --- secondarily, has responsibility for assisting with counter and ramp activities on an as-required basis.

The freight coworker is the frontline embodiment of Wright Air’s mission of soulful hospitality, hard work, and genuine care/concern --- it is the relationship that the guest service coworker builds with our guests that ultimately determines our ability to transform our mission into an everyday reality for our guests.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Use a computer reservation system to accept freight and mail.
  • Screen incoming freight for hazmat.
  • Weigh/sticker incoming freight [must be able to lift 50 lbs].
  • Collect guest payments for accepted freight
  • Respond to phone inquiries regarding the current status of specific freight items.
  • Perform cleaning activities in the freight office and hangars.
  • Assist with other tasks or activities as required.

THE PERFECT FIT

An individual who: 

  • genuinely cares about and enjoys serving people;  
  • likes to word hard [not just in concept, but in reality!!!]; 
  • thrives on work requiring serious flexibility and multi-tasking; 
  • views favorably the idea of having a physical labor component to their workday; 
  • thinks aviation is cool; 
  • loves living in Interior/Arctic Alaska and is very excited about the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the people and communities we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE        

At Wright Air we take pride in working hard to create a work schedule for each coworker that is individualized to meet their unique life-work balance/needs --- both part-time and full-time work schedules are available --- most [but, not all] work takes place between the hours of 4:00 AM and 8:00 PM --- supporting a successful airline is a 24/7 effort, thus most work schedules will include Saturday or Sunday work [or, both].

COMPENSATION       

Competitive starting wage dependent on skills/experience   PLUS   lodging   PLUS   $1,000.00 season completion bonus.

 

RAMP

RESPONSIBILITIES

The ramp position has primary responsibility for assisting with all ramp activities associated with the loading and unloading of aircraft arriving and departing from our Fairbanks-based terminal --- secondarily, has responsibility for assisting with freight and counter activities on an as-required basis.

The ramp coworker is the “behind-the-scenes” embodiment of Wright Air’s mission of soulful hospitality, hard work, and genuine care/concern --- it is the passion that the ramp coworker infuses into his/her work that ultimately determines our ability to transform our mission into an everyday reality for our guests.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Load and unload aircraft for arriving and departing flights.
  • Perform cleaning/organizing activities in the freight hangars and ramp area.
  • Assist with other tasks or activities as required.

THE PERFECT FIT

An individual who: 

  • genuinely cares about and enjoys serving people;  
  • likes to word hard [not just in concept, but in reality!!!]; 
  • thrives on work requiring serious flexibility and multi-tasking; 
  • views favorably the idea of having a physical labor component to their workday; 
  • thinks aviation is cool; 
  • loves living in Interior/Arctic Alaska and is very excited about the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the people and communities we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE        

At Wright Air we take pride in working hard to create a work schedule for each coworker that is individualized to meet their unique life-work balance/needs --- both part-time and full-time work schedules are available --- most [but, not all] work takes place between the hours of 4:00 AM and 8:00 PM --- supporting a successful airline is a 24/7 effort, thus most work schedules will include Saturday or Sunday work [or, both].

COMPENSATION       

Competitive starting wage dependent on skills/experience   PLUS   lodging   PLUS   $1,000.00 season completion bonus.


 

PLEASE REMEMBER

Wright Air is a drug-free workplace [this includes marijuana] and all applicants should feel comfortable submitting to pre-employment, random, and “for cause” drug testing. 


 

INTERESTED???

Learn more about “working arctic” at Wright Air by visiting our employment website at www.workarctic.com.  If after further research you remain interested in being considered for employment at Wright Air please complete our online employment application. 

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