LGSTX Services at air park seeking more workers

By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@civitasmedia.com

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington Air Park provider of aviation support and facility services is seeking applicants for openings, continuing the growth begun 13 months ago when online retail giant Amazon started a trial air freight operation here.

“LGSTX Services has hired many new employees over the past 13 months, most of them in full-time, first-shift morning jobs. Many of these have been cargo handlers working in a warehouse environment, and air cargo handlers who load and unload aircraft,” LGSTX Services spokesperson Paul Cunningham said Tuesday.

“As we continue to expand our operations, we’ll have full-time and part-time openings for nearly all shifts,” added Cunningham.

There is no total target number of new employees the company is looking to hire, according to Cunningham.

On Tuesday afternoon, there were 25 current openings with LGSTX listed on its website.

A Help Wanted color display ad in the News Journal’s Tuesday edition lists a variety of positions the company is seeking to fill. The full-time positions include production welders, property maintenance mechanics, equipment maintenance mechanics, and line service technicians.

Included in the category of full- and part-time positions are air cargo handlers and cargo handlers.

In addition, LGSTX Services needs a number of people for seasonal positions to keep the runways and taxiways clear of snow, Cunningham reported. “Applicants for those positions should be experienced in operating large equipment such as modern tractors, construction equipment, or combines,” he said.

The ad also lists available “casual” (temp as needed) positions such as non-CDL drivers, aircraft de-icers, and seasonal grounds maintenance.

Those interested in a position with LGSTX can view openings and apply online at www.agsjobs.com. LGSTX recently moved its Recruitment Center outside the secure airport property for the convenience of applicants, Cunningham said.

LGSTX Services Inc. is a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), which is based in Wilmington. Other ATSG subsidiaries include ABX Air, Air Transport International (ATI), and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES).

Like LGSTX Services, Cunningham said that ABX Air, ATI, and AMES are growing and have employment opportunities; links are provided on www.agsjobs.com.

And where did LGSTX Services Inc. come from? In February 2011, ABX Equipment & Facility Services changed its name to LGSTX Services.

Then, in November 2011, ABX Cargo Services became a wholly-owned subsidiary of LGSTX Services. Two months later, ABX Cargo Services changed its name to LGSTX Distribution Services.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.


By Gary Huffenberger