Our Company Promise
We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.
The People of Southwest Airlines come together to deliver on our Purpose, which is to connect People to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. Our Customer Service Agents extend Hospitality to Southwest’s Customers at the ticket counter, baggage service office, and gate area. Customer Service Agents are often the first Southwest Employee our Customers interact with during their travel experience and set a hospitable tone for our Customers’ trip. They’re friendly, patient problem solvers who enjoy multitasking and working in a dynamic, safe environment.
Additional details and benefits you’ll love:
A union-based role that includes working assigned shifts based on seniority. Shifts can include early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Opportunities for overtime and shift pick-ups. Mandatory overtime is a possibility based on operational need. *
U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S. required and no current or future work authorization sponsorship available.
Fly for free, as a privilege, on any open seat on all Southwest flights—your eligible dependents too.
Up to a 9.3% 401(k) Company match, dollar for dollar, per paycheck. **
Potential for annual ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement - when Southwest profits, you profit. ***
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Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We continue to look for opportunities to reflect the communities we serve, and welcome applicants with diverse thoughts, backgrounds, and experiences.
Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers
Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company
Responsible for providing legendary Customer service to people desiring to travel, use cargo or baggage service by attending to their needs
Handles any aspect of ticketing and check-in by operating a computerized point-of-sale system, boarding, baggage service, reservations and resolving related complaints and problems
Responsibilities include greeting and handling Customers in a polite and friendly manner. Handles cash, checks, credit cards, travel vouchers and coupons as forms of payment for tickets. Computes charges, makes change and balances daily transactions. Is responsible for overage or shortage
Checks in baggage and Cargo. Answers telephone to provide information to callers, page customers, resolve problems or complaints and assist as needed. Handles transactions required to board the aircraft in a timely and efficient manner
Deals with mishandled Customers as a result of oversells, delayed or cancelled flights, lost, delayed, or damaged luggage. Resolves such problems quickly and within guidelines established by the Company
Provides current and accurate fare, schedule, reservations, flight arrival/departure information and answers all general inquiries from Customers and other visitors to the airport terminal
Completes forms and reports as required by the Company
Writes irregularity and complaint reports as required
Duties may vary due to the size and organization of the station
Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description
May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to type and/or use a computer keyboard with sufficient speed to meet demands of the job
Able to read documents, follow instructions, learn and understand ticketing procedures, rules and regulations
Ability to work well with others as part of a team, meet the public, and work under stressful situations
Must be able to satisfactorily complete Customer Service Agent training program with an 80% or greater average and an evaluation period
Must be aware of hazardous situations and be able to handle emergencies as needed
Must work under tight time constraints to accomplish quick turns of aircraft
Must present a well-groomed appearance in accordance with the Ground Operations Employee Handbook and Labor Agreement
Must be able to perform all job functions within a limited space
Must be able to effectively communicate verbally by telephone, face to face and on public address systems
Must possess good written and oral skills
Must be able to communicate information and instructions verbally or via radio equipment
No education requirement
No experience requirement
Must be able to obtain a SIDA badge and meet all local airport requirements
May be required by Station Leadership to obtain a Customs Seal and meet all requirements to work international flights
Must be able to lift and/or move items up to 70 pounds on a regular basis and repetitively lift and/or move weights of 40 to 50 pounds onto raised surfaces
Must be able to climb, bend, kneel and stand on a frequent basis and for extended periods
Must maintain the ability to wear prescribed uniforms
Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
Ability to work shift work and/or overtime
Foreign language skills are desirable, but not required
- Overtime pay is computed solely on base pay rate
**401(k) match contributions are subject to the plan’s vesting schedule and applicable IRS limits
***ProfitSharing contributions are subject to plan’s vesting schedule and are made at the discretion of the Company
Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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