Introduction of an employee

Current employees introduce their work at CAST Co., Ltd.

Ramp Group, Ground Handling Department. Section Chief of the Ramp Service Division

All the staff cooperate to
ensure the safe departure of
each flight in a challenging
work environment.

Ramp Group, Ground Handling Department
Section Chief of the Ramp Service Division
Joined the company in 2010

Work system

Work in shifts between 6:00 and 23:00
Two (or one) days off for every four days worked

Daily schedule

(6:30 to 15:00 for the early shift)

Vehicle/equipment preparation
International flight handling
Domestic flight handling
Domestic flight handling
International flight handling
End of work

Description of your current job

I engage in the marshaling, towing and pushback of aircraft, the loading and unloading of luggage, the sorting of hand luggage, the cleaning of aircraft interiors, transfers in the airport (ramp bus), the removal of snow from aircraft, and various ramp services.
I also work as an instructor with in-house qualifications.

What do you find rewarding or important about your job?

"Safety first": That's the most important thing.
I find it rewarding to work on a team that ensures the departure of airplanes in bad weather or in other severe conditions.

Please talk about when you entered the company.

I joined CAST because I thought I'd be able to make the most of my skills as a founding member of the ground handling service.
Although there was some confusion and worry as we were starting from scratch, we're aiming for further advancement based on our unique characteristics.

Please discuss an unforgettable episode at work.

The Christmas blizzard of 2016
I'd never seen so many international flights coming to New Chitose Airport in heavy snow.
It took time, but we managed to have them depart.
Although we had some difficulties, it was an unforgettable experience.

Message from the employee

What's most attractive about the job is that, through your own efforts, you can expand your responsibilities.
By gaining experience and making achievements, you'll be able to engage in various operations.
We never get sick of the work, because we're doing something different every day.