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The benefits of becoming a Certified International Specialist

Employees are eligible for:

  • 2nd & 3rd shift employees starting pay is $20.00 per hour
    • (If medical, dental and vision insurance are declined, employee may be eligible for additional $1.00 per hour*.)

Plus, full & part-time employees qualify for the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
    (If medical, dental and vision insurance are declined, employee may be eligible for additional $1.00 per hour*.)
  • $1,000 Starting Bonus
  • Free Employee Meal
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Up to $5,250 College Tuition Reimbursement
  • Two Raises Per Year


*Extra $1 per hour for declining medical, dental, and vision insurance takes effect after four months plus one pay period

Be like Cody.
Join DHL as a Ramp/Tug Agent.

The Ramp/Tug Agent must manage movement of inbound/outbound cargo within, into and out of CVG. In this critical role, you will load/unload aircraft, operate ramp equipment, direct aircraft and drive a tug! Daytime or overnight shifts are available, and we’ll train you in our renowned Certified International Specialist program.

Be like Tanesa.
Become a Sort Package Handler.

Sort Package Handlers play a key role in daytime and overnight warehouse operations at CVG. They must quickly and accurately scan, load and unload time-sensitive shipments to meet strict deadlines and maintain quality service. And once you complete our Certified International Specialist program, the sky’s the limit!

Be like John.
Embark on a career at DHL.

About 17 years ago, John Parker began his DHL career loading planes and driving tugs as a part-time ramp agent. Today, as Director of CVG Hub Engineering, John’s decisions keep vital equipment and systems operating at full capacity 24/7. It’s a critical role that brings huge responsibilities, expectations and rewards he once only imagined.

Looking for other positions at DHL CVG Global Hub?

Frequently Asked Questions

All applicants for Ramp and Warehouse Agent positions are required to pass a physical capability requirement, a drug screen, DHL background check, US Customs background check and CVG Airport clearance. The application usually takes place over two sessions at the DHL Recruitment Center with each session taking about an hour to complete.

Please bring a driver’s license or state issued photo ID, your social security card, and your state issued birth certificate.

As the most international company in the world, diversity comes naturally to us. An inclusive work place means offering the same great working environment to everyone. It means equal opportunities for all, and encouraging everyone to bring their whole selves to work.


​​​​​​​We firmly believe that unity and acceptance is the core strength of our network. That each of us has something unique to offer, and that our realities and experiences are an integral part of our work. DHL4ALL helps us make the most of every employee's strengths and empowers our entire network to be the best they can be.


​​​​​​​The key goal of DHL4HER is to build an infrastructure that enables women to grown in their career - for example, through mentoring and a flexible work environment - and to inspire the next generation of women leaders.

Ramp and Warehouse Agent positions are permanent positions. DHL offers flexible schedules with both part-time and full-time options.

Schedules vary depending on department and business needs, and applicants will be notified at time of application the shifts that are available and the hours for such shifts. In general, 1st shift workers start between 6am and 7am; 2nd shift workers start between 2pm and 3pm; and 3rd shift workers start between 10pm and midnight.

Overtime is available at the discretion of the management team, and is dependent upon business needs and supervisor approval.

Because DHL is located on CVG airport property, it is required to conduct a criminal background check on all potential candidates. The policies and regulations of the Kenton County Airport Board, Transportation Security Administration, and US Customs & Border Protection prohibit DHL from hiring individuals that have been convicted of a felony within the last ten years. An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor will not be automatically disqualified from employment with DHL, but rather will be reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth under state and federal law.

DHL has a relationship with TANK (Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky), and their 2X Airporter route drops off directly at DHL. TANK has multiple pick-up routes in Cincinnati, making it easy to commute using Cincinnati Metro Bus Service as well.

After six months of employment as a Ramp or Warehouse Agent, employees in good standing are eligible to apply for any position in the DHL network. A significant amount of DHL managers, directors and executives started out working as a Ramp or Warehouse Agent. DHL has a proud history of investing in our employees and promoting from within.

DHL Ramp and Warehouse Agent Employees in good standing are eligible for two wage increases per year for their first three years and then annually after their third year.

Medical, Dental and Vision benefits become effective on the first day of the month following your hiring date for full-time employees. For part-time employees, medical, dental and vision benefits become effective on the first day of the month following 60 consecutive days of employment. Access to other DHL benefits such as the 401k program or tuition reimbursement begin with your date of employment.

15 hours per week is the minimum schedule required to qualify for DHL benefits.

Contact Us for more information

Visit the DHL CVG Recruitment Center
236 Wendell H Ford Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018
Regular Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm


Be sure to bring your Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport, Social Security Card and Drivers License or State ID when you visit the hub for your interview.

Are you ready to join our team of Certified International Specialists?

Start your application process now.