Relief Cargo Screener

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Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Salary: 10.75 hourly
Posted: 18 Jan 2022
Contracted Hours: Per Diem
Employee Status: Casual
Reference: G

We have a position for a Relief Cargo Screener operating with our prestigious, household name client.

The position requires primarily the operation of various X-Ray machines to assist in processing large volumes of freight in a busy Warehouse environment.

Additional duties would include Gatehouse Operation, Aircraft Search & Guard and other Aviation Security tasks.


Required to perform various tasks such as: operation of x-ray machines, , physical inspection of cargo and lifting and carrying freight.

Responsible for using X-Ray machines to identify dangerous objects in cargo and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft.

Maintain focus and awareness within an environment containing numerous distractions, people, and noise.

Work within a demanding environment, which includes noise from alarms, machinery, people, distractions, time pressure and the requirement to identify and locate potentially life-threatening devices and devices intended on creating massive destruction.

Make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.

Please note this is a zero hours contract so you will need be flexible to work on an adhoc basis. This position will be most suited to individuals looking for an additional income.

Required Skills

Minimum Required

A good standard of education

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to follow procedures

A calm, organized and logical approach

Ability to multi-task and prioritise and a proactive approach.

Physical Demands/Working Environment

Must be physically fit due to Manual Handling

Tolerate moderate to loud level of noise in work environment

Physical abilities (e.g. lifting and carrying freight, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting, standing and walking and identifying objects)

Desirable Skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (Desired)

English proficiency (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, listening)

Mental abilities (e.g., visual observation and identification, mental rotation)

Interpersonal skills (e.g., customer service, dependability)

Knowledge of basic arithmetic and mathematics

Knowledge of airline codes, prefixes, common cargo abbreviations

Attention to detail

Ability to follow instructions from supervisor or lead screener

Ability to work as an effective team member

The ability to listen and respond to customer needs, make decisions and respond calmly and quickly to any given situation;

Competent literacy, numeracy and IT skills

Flexible attitude to working hours, work activities

Ability to work effectively as part of a team and be calm under pressure

You will just need to complete the following application form and one of our Recruiters will be in touch to discuss the next steps. Our recruitment and selection process is currently being conducted remotely, this will include a video interview and screening to Aviation standards.

Given the nature of the industry, we do need to ask some questions for security and compliance purposes, but don’t worry – you will only need to complete them once.