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Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

Also called: Cargo Supervisor, Loadmaster, Ramp Lead, Ramp Supervisor

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: Air Warfare Systems Engineer; Aircrew Readiness Manager (Mechanical); Aircrew Readiness Manager (Operator); Aircrew Readiness Manager (Tactical Helicopter); Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Aircraft Handling; C-130 Loadmaster; C-130 Second Loadmaster; Loadmaster; Naval Aircrewman Helicopter; Naval Aircrewman Mechanical; Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter

What they do:
Supervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. May determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute aircraft center of gravity. May accompany aircraft as member of flight crew and monitor and handle cargo in flight, and assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures. Includes loadmasters.
On the job, you would:
  • Determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute an aircraft's center of gravity.
  • Direct ground crews in the loading, unloading, securing, or staging of aircraft cargo or baggage.
  • Train new employees in areas such as safety procedures or equipment operation.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Leadership

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Office suite software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Warehouse management system WMS software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$45,470
per year, on average
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