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The Fixed Wing Parking Tender facilitates movement of aircraft, vehicles, and equipment in assigned areas and reports to the Ramp Manager (RAMP). The FWPT works in the Air Operations functional area.
Prepare and Mobilize
- Ensure individual readiness.
- Gather critical information pertinent to the assignment.
- Travel to and check in at assignment.
- Review Base Operations Plan and obtain initial briefing from supervisor.
Lead, Supervise, Direct
- Model leadership values and principles. Provide positive influence. Emphasize teamwork.
- Establish and communicate objectives, priorities, work assignments, and performance expectations.
- Identify, analyze, and use relevant situational information to make more informed decisions and take appropriate actions.
- Adjust actions based on changing information and evolving situation awareness. Develop and implement contingency plans. Communicate changing conditions to assigned resources and supervisor.
- Ensure daily operational objectives and performance standards are met.
Perform Fixed Wing Parking Tender-Specific Duties
- Coordinate with supervisor regarding aircraft ramp movement.
- Direct movement of all aircraft, vehicles, equipment, and personnel within assigned area.
- Perform proficiently with hand signals, wing walking, and radio use.
- Keep assigned area clean and clear of foreign objects and debris (FOD), and non-essential personnel and equipment.
- Clear the aircraft for movement.
- Maintain constant visual or audio communication with the pilot(s).
- Ensure Ground Support Equipment (GSE) is in the designated safe zone and validate that it is properly secured prior to any aircraft movement.
- Perform FOD walk as directed by supervisor.
- Monitor the safety of all fueling operations.
- Relay aircrew requests (retardant, fuel, meals, etc.) to the RAMP/supervisor and or/other appropriate personnel.
- Ensure proper refurbishing and resupply of tools, vehicles, water, and supplies.
Communicate and Coordinate
- Obtain daily or more frequent briefings from the RAMP/supervisor.
- Follow established processes and chain of command for collecting, producing, and distributing information.
- Communicate changing conditions to supervisor.
- Report any hazardous conditions to supervisor and ensure appropriate action is taken.
- Ensure basic understanding of multichannel radio operation.
- Participate in After Action Reviews (AAR).
- Consider your skill level and limitations and work within them.
- Apply the Risk Management Process as stated in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461.
- Ensure compliance with all safety practices and procedures for self and those around you.
- Utilize chock blocks, fire extinguishers and required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
- Verify base emergency and safety procedures.
- Report hazards, injuries, incidents, and accidents to supervisor immediately.
- Complete as required:
- Agency-specific forms
- Crew Time Report, SF-261
- Incident Time Report, OF-288
- Follow demobilization instructions from supervisor.
- Ensure incident and agency demobilization procedures and work/rest standards are followed.