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.
Other Job Titles Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors May Have
Cargo Supervisor, Ground Operations Supervisor, Line Service Supervisor (LSS), Loadmaster, Ramp Supervisor, Ramp and Cargo Supervisor
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
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.
Distribute cargo to maximize use of space.
Calculate load weights for different aircraft compartments, using charts and computers.
Level of Education Attained by Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
Most common level of education among people in this career: High school diploma or equivalent (37%)
High school diploma or equivalent
Some college, no degree
*All other responses combined for clarity.
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