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Transportation Attendant On-Call

Posted on June 6, 2022
Teamsters 117
Seattle Convention Center
Casual / On call
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Position Summary

Transportation Attendants assist the Event Services Department in successfully fulfilling the needs of the clients for each event, related to moving into (“move-in”) and out of (“move-out”) the facilities. This position is responsible for ensuring safe and easy access to the facilities for clients and guests, and maintaining a smooth flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the vehicle loading area, truck ramp, loading dock, loading dock platform, and parking garage; coordinating and assisting with activities related to hand carried freight (HCF)/small vehicle delivery as needed; and operating the freight elevator, as needed, for event “move-in” and “move-out”.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Greet guests in a friendly, service-oriented manner
  • Check credentials of exhibitors entering the facilities via loading areas
  • Monitor and control vehicular traffic flow in the loading areas of the facilities
  • Control traffic, issue hand carts and distribute appropriate parking permits to exhibitors using Hand Carried Freight entrances and loading docks
  • Monitor use of passenger load zones, queue vehicles, and advise drivers of rules relating to traffic management in and around the facilities
  • Operate freight elevators between various load-in and exhibit areas
  • Provide directions and general information about downtown Seattle and marshalling yards used during events
  • Respond to questions and inquiries about daily move-in/move-out activities in the SCC; use strong customer service skills while maintaining tight schedules for traffic flow
  • React calmly and productively in various situations and respond to multiple questions and inquiries in a professional, pleasant manner
  • Act upon concerns and/or complaints from guests (referring them to the appropriate supervisor when necessary)
  • Maintain a team-oriented, working relationship and communicate effectively with co-workers, subcontractors, clients, and guests
  • Effectively use a two-way radio for communication with various departments within SCC

About the employer: Seattle Convention Center

About SCC
Most people are familiar with the Seattle Convention Center (SCC) because we host a large variety of meetings, events, and conventions. That is the primary role we play – the Center provides a venue in which people gather from around the region, the nation and the world to share ideas, celebrate and learn.

But our role goes well beyond that. The Center has a longstanding commitment to positively impact the lives of those in our region and beyond, advancing the common good.

Employees are the heartbeat of this extraordinary service culture and contribute to our collective success. This will be even more evident as we scale our operations to support two buildings, Arch and Summit, in the vibrant core of downtown Seattle.

About your union: Teamsters 117

Teamsters 117 is one of the most powerful, diverse, and dynamic unions in the Pacific Northwest. With over 17,000 members, we have grown to become the second largest Teamsters local in the country. From accountants to zookeepers, Local 117 members work in a mix of public service and private sector jobs. We keep our economy humming, our streets clean and safe, and our communities strong.


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