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Bagram - Special Handling Technician at WSP Louis Berger

Bagram - Special Handling Technician

WSP Louis Berger Bagram, Parwan Full-Time
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Louis Berger Services is currently looking for a qualified Special Handling Technician to support a project at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

All candidates must pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.


  1. Responsible for all tasks involved and/or associated to Special Handling Services and Cargo Processing Operations.
  2. Ensure safe loading and unloading of cargo and baggage on and off government owned or contracted aircraft, surface conveyances, and commercial pallet dollies IAW AFI24-605, Volume 2 and other applicable instructions.
  3. Ensure all Special Handling and Cargo Processing training requirements are maintained as prescribed by the PWS and scope requirements.
  4. Maintain Joint Inspection Program.
  5. Complete Joint Inspections ensure proper handling of sensitive, hazardous and explosive cargo and understand responsibilities for accepting cargo entering the airlift system.
  6. Maintain relationships with all common users to ensure an understanding of redeployment timelines and movement criteria.
  7. Provide technical assistance on Joint Inspections regarding shipping requirements for units.
  8. Ensure proper documentation and filing of all special handling shipments and signature service cargo.
  9. Accomplish all requirements associate to ULN Movements and have a working knowledge of aircraft configurations and restrictions.
  10. Accomplish proper validation, selection, staging and upload aircraft loads utilizing the load plan.
  11. Ensure proper selection of cargo/mail for forwarding to respective units.
  12. Ensure build-up / break-down baggage pallets, multi-pallet trains, loose cargo, and mixed pallets.
  13. Operate GATES and monitor GDSS systems as required.
  14. Ensure all Cargo Processing, Special Handling, and Load Planning functions are accomplished in accordance with AFI24-605, Volumes, DTR 4500-9 Parts 2 and 3, and AFMAN 24-604 and other applicable instructions.
  15. Accurately complete / submit all Performance Work Statement (PWS) reports.
  16. Monitors terminal inventories and joint inventory of special handling cargo procedures.
  17. Ensure cargo is processed within six (6) hours of receipt or release from frustrated status.
  18. Ensure timely pick-up / release of cargo and mail.
  19. Monitors GATES reports to ensure data base integrity.
  20. Test manual procedures and ensure employees are properly trained on manual procedures.
  21. Ensure surface conveyances are safely and properly loaded.
  22. Ensure maximum aircraft utilization based upon available airlift and existing port backlogs.
  23. Responsible for ensuring the coordinated movement of Air Mobility Command (AMC) Mission Impaired Capability Awaiting Parts (MICAP) assets.
  24. Responsible for ensuring the coordinated support of NATO/Foreign Aircraft Support with TACC/AMD or other support agency.
  25. Responsible to ensure coordinated activities for explosive shipments and monitor explosive movement requirements with all agencies and downline stations.
  26. Manage the IHAT program.
  27. Ensure all LBS controlled areas are clean and neat in appearance.
  28. Ensure all vehicles are parked in accordance with the published vehicle parking plan.
  29. Ensure safe and correct operation of K-loaders, forklifts, buses, tugs, vans or other required vehicles safely, ensure daily inspection utilizing check lists and AFTO forms and ensure vehicles in need of repair or service are properly turned in to maintenance.
  30. Perform supplemental duties in Special Handling, Cargo Processing or other work centers as required by the Special Handling Manager.


  1. Must have four (4) years of experience with GATES, trained and maintain hazardous materials inspector or preparer qualifications IAW AFMAN 24-604, Preparing Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipments and Joint Inspector qualified IAW AFI 24-605 V5 Air Transportation Standardization and Resources.
  2. Shall possess administrative leadership and a working knowledge of all special handling functions to include sensitive, hazardous, explosive cargo handling, ULN movements and Joint Inspection (JI) procedures that allows them to manage a Special Handling Section and execute the services required Safety Professional and Subject Matter Expert on applicable regulations associated to Aerial Port Operations.
  3. Possess a working knowledge of aircraft configurations, restrictions and flight-line operations.
  4. Must have computer skills and be able to operate a variety of computer programs. Must be detail oriented, motivated and drive to perform at a high level. 
  5. Must be able to comprehend English to include reading and writing.
  6. Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
  1. You will be required to maintain a valid passport. 
  2. You will be required to maintain Secret clearance.


DESIRABLE SKILLS:  The following are desirable skills for the position upon hire. 

  1. Great interpersonal skills.
  2. Customer service oriented.
  1. Team Player.
  2. Excellent Management and Leadership skills.
  3. Ability to multi-task.

NOTE 1:  The Special Handling Services Technician will be required to work in all areas of ATGHS

NOTE 2:  The Special Handling Services Technician is a physically challenging position; extended periods of standing, walking, pushing and lifting are required


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