Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

enterprising cargo supervisor personal service coordinate activities aircraft computations direct ground crews safety procedures center of gravity

Cargo Supervisor, Line Service Supervisor (LSS), Loadmaster, Ramp Supervisor

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Air Transportation; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9); Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-35; Mobility Force Aviator Apprentice, C-5 Loadmaster; Mobility Force Aviator Helper, C-17 Loadmaster; Mobility Force Aviator Senior Enlisted Leader; Munitions Systems Helper; Special Mission Aviator Craftsman, MC-130J Loadmaster; Special Mission Aviator Senior Enlisted Leader, HC-130J Loadmaster
0-5A/EO-5B/RC-7 Pilot; AH-64E Pilot; C-12 Pilot; Cavalry Scout; Combat Engineer; Infantryman; MH-60 Pilot; OH-58D Pilot; UH-1 Pilot (RC); UH-72A Pilot
Aviation Maintenance Technician; Aviation Survival Technician
Aerial Delivery Officer; Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist; Aircraft Maintenance (Fixed-Wing); Aviation Supply Specialist; Expeditionary Firefighting and Rescue (EFR) Specialist; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Loadmaster, C-40A; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Loadmaster, KC-130; Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-53; Tiltrotor Crew Chief, MV-22; VH-60N Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief
Air Operations Technician; Air Warfare Systems Engineer; Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Aircraft Handling; C-130 Second Loadmaster; C-40A Crew Chief; LCAC Loadmaster; MH-53 Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) Aircrewman; MH-60S Multi-Mission Helicopter Aircrewman; Naval Aircrewman (Special Assignment); Second Loadmaster
Air Transportation; Mobility Force Aviator; Mobility Force Aviator Apprentice, WC-130J Loadmaster; Mobility Force Aviator Craftsman, WC-130J Loadmaster; Mobility Force Aviator Helper, WC-130J Loadmaster; Mobility Force Aviator Journeyman, C-5 Loadmaster; Mobility Force Aviator Senior Enlisted Leader, C-17 Loadmaster; Special Mission Aviator Apprentice, HC-130J Loadmaster; Special Mission Aviator Helper, C-146 Loadmaster; Special Mission Aviator Journeyman, MC-130J Loadmaster
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.



  • customer service
  • management

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


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



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


  • 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


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Office suite software

  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office software Hot Technology

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


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

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