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Cargo Agent - 28221

Location: PARIS, FRANCE, France
Posting Start Date: Jul 4, 2022
Posting End Date: Jul 31, 2022


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
Main Duties
Under the direct supervision of the Cargo Coordinator and in collaboration with other cargo agents, the Cargo Agent will perform import and export tasks, in accordance with the company’s service standards and procedures and in compliance with safety and security regulations.
  • Handle administrative tasks related to the cargo activity (documentation, research, filing and archiving various files, cargo manuals, preparing manifests, answering phone calls)
  • Issue transport documents (transshipment manifests)
  • Issue customs documents (manifests, central customs office, warehouse, transit, etc.)
  • Draft and send teletypes (SITA) and telexes
  • Prepare loading order slips according to the company’s rules
  • Prepare, for the cargo warehouse employees, the list of loads to be grouped on pallets or in containers
  • Communicate and cooperate with load control offices (local and regional) and possibly with cargo movement control in Toronto
  • Follow up on and verify the information transmitted to customs (ACI and ICS)
  • Oversee relations with customers, service providers and subcontractors, as part of the daily cargo activity
  • Control and follow up on the smooth running of cargo activities by the handling company and the various participants
  • Verify and control shipments sent by agents, consolidators, other companies, etc. Indicate irregularities on documents to protect the company’s interests
  • Report to coordinators on the progress of the day’s cargo activities to ensure follow-up on the files in progress
Skills and Abilities
  • Marketing savvy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player – Cooperative attitude
  • Punctuality, rigour, sense of organization, seriousness and precision in the performance of the various tasks
  • Good learning skills and ability to adapt to constantly changing procedures
  • Ability to work calmly and quickly and to multitask under pressure
  • Versatility and ability to perform various tasks


  • At least a bachelor’s degree in logistics/transportation
  • Significant cargo experience, preferably with an airline
  • Hold the “Hazardous Material Specialist” designation
  • Good oral, reading, writing French and English skills
  • Wearing of the uniform according to the company’s rules
  • Class 3 driver’s licence without restriction
  • Proficient in Word and Excel and conducting web searches
  • Knowledge of Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport is preferred
  • Obtaining an access card from the police for the restricted area is imperative
The inherent constraints of cargo operations (aircraft delays, disruptions to operations, etc.) may result in last-minute changes to schedules.
Overtime may be required in the event of operational disruptions or staffing shortages in the department.
You must be able to travel abroad and/or to France for possible training, meetings and seminars.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required
Linguistic Requirements
English and French
Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.