Ground Handler



A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today: a pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people, all of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We are committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents to achieve competitive advantage.
Internal audit aspires to be a trusted assurance and advisory provider, and a talent pool driven by purpose to better support the business in serving our patients.

The role offers an opportunity to be responsible for ground movements and servicing of Japat and tenant aircraft, as well as exterior cleaning of aircraft when required. In addition, you will assist the maintenance department as required and assist the hangar facility manager in keeping the Japat facility clean and tidy.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Marshalling of aircraft on the ramp as well as towing Japat and tenant aircraft from the hangar to the ramp and vice versa
  • Welcome and guide Japat and tenant passengers to and from the aircraft prior to departure and after arrival
  • Load and unload customer bags to/from the aircraft baggage compartment
  • Service aircraft in accordance with the handling approval/manual
  • Operate ground service equipment including motor vehicles and tugs
  • Clean aircraft exterior, maintain a clean and tidy Japat facility, both interior and exterior
  • Assist maintenance in general tasks not requiring certification and aircraft crews
  • Liaison with third party providers for receiving and sending goods or Services

Minimum Requirements

  • Real- or Secondary School diploma English, German (preferred), French (preferred)
  • Aviation experience preferred, Experience in ramp operations preferred
  • Car driver license

Why consider Novartis?

927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data, where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.


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About QCM

In the aviation business, Q.C.M. is known as a specialist in the field of training, consultancy and aircraft technical management.

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