Aircraft Marshaller, BAGHDAD, IRAQ


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Baghdad, Iraq

Aircraft Marshaller
Baghdad, Iraq

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Aircraft Marshaller


The Aircraft Marshaller / Transient Alert Specialist will be primarily based at Baghdad Diplomatic Center (BDSC) in Baghdad, Iraq, and serve the Life Support Services contract in support of the State Department. The Aircraft Marshaller will be is responsible for the safe and effective ground movement of aircraft including the supervision of safe start-up procedures by utilizing a motorized vehicle, electronic communications, standard hand signals, and related actions. The Aircraft Marshaller will report to the Lead Aircraft Marshaller. The additional duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive: 

Ensure aircraft taxiway and runway areas are clear of other vehicles and pedestrian traffic
Direct pilots where to park aircraft on the apron
Receive flight information from air traffic controllers and disseminate the same to airport users like airline operators, information personnel, and management collecting statistics on incoming and outgoing flights
Ensure that the tug operator is in contact with the aircraft cockpit before any equipment is connected and that the appropriate tow tractor and tow bar is used for the type and weight aircraft
Ensure Operational inspection of tow tractor and tow bar before every use
Ensure that the tow bar is properly connected to the tow tractor and aircraft
Ensure that the tow operator does not leave his seat during towing operations and that the tow bar mated is disconnected from the tow tractor when mated to the aircraft
Responsible for PPR (Prior Parking Request)
Immediately stop tow operations when signaled by any member of towing/push back crew
That the minimum towing distance of 50 meters between operations is maintained and the towing speed of 8 km an hour is not exceeded
During operations strategically placed as to observe, control and direct the towing/pushback operations being in visual contact with the tug operator, cockpit and wing/tail walkers
Complete regular Foreign Object Debris (FOD) inspections in conjunction with all duties
Ensure that ICAO marshalling signals are used
Responsible for the safe and effective movement of aircraft on the parking apron
Supervise the startup procedures for aircraft departure
Ensure that the tow and marshalling crew comply with SOW, ICAO and IATA requirements with regard to personal protective equipment (PPE)
Conduct pre towing and marshalling briefs or any pertinent information that could affect the operation
Ensure that operations are immediately stopped when unsafe situations develop
Observed Hazard Reports completed when unsafe conditions encountered during aircraft maneuvering
Ensure that the aircraft landing gear locking pins are removed if so fitted
Ensure that engine start up signals are signaled to the cockpit when ready for startup and the danger areas around the engines are clear of FOD, personnel and equipment
Direct wing walkers to remove chocks when the cockpit has confirmed the aircraft brakes are set
Ensure safe operations of equipment around the aircraft
Comply with all ICAO, IATA, and Amentum/ES-KO Standard Operating Procedures
Performs other duties as necessary


Citizenship: Must be eligible for US Government Clearance
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Ground/Airport Handling type operations
Familiar with ICAO Annex 2-Rules of the Air, Chapter 5, Marshalling Signals
Experience in Aircraft towing operations
Experience in proper use of A/C start-up and Air Conditioning units
Valid National light vehicle and tow tractors driver’s license
Familiar in the use of two-way radio communication
In possession of a Basic Airside Induction Certificate
Ability to lead effective meetings and team assignments
Ability to correctly interpret and apply all policies and procedures
Maintain records and prepare reports
Establish and maintain effective work relationship with employees, contractors and the military
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple priorities and responsibilities
Strong analytical skills, must be able to perform routine mathematical and alphabetizing functions
Knowledge of PC and other office equipment with Window experience required
Must be efficient, reliable and adaptable to change while maintaining high productivity levels
Proficiency in spreadsheet software required
Security Vetting: Must possess an active DOD or DOS Secret security clearance and maintaining eligibility for the duration of the contract
Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination
Language Skills: Expert professional, oral and written English communication skills, to present, facilitate and disseminate information; Arabic skills a plus
Work Ethic: Commitment to maintaining a high-performance team which delivers customer service excellence
Passport, Licenses and Certifications: As part of pre-contingency requirements, by the time the visa process starts, candidates must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages.


Department of State experience
Military experience or similar with multiple types of Military airframes regarding towing.
Two to three (2-3) years of international experience in challenging locations, preferably working in the Middle East, with a working knowledge of customs and cultural differences


Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in transportation management
Demonstrated ability to perform as an Aircraft Marshaller, with a working knowledge of technical areas
Successful management of multiple sites in geographically dispersed locations
Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports
Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, and sensitivity to other cultures
Exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and administrative details in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel
Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change


Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: Yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN R0083850 2023.02.10

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FVR01 SKUUU, Baghdad, Iraq Baghdad, Iraq  ZC ZCCX

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