Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

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.

Median Annual Wage: $47,760

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (67%); Some college, no degree (23%); Master's degree (6%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Operations Manager; Ramp Supervisor; Equipment Service Lead; Cargo Supervisor; Operations Supervisor; Line Service Supervisor (LSS); Loadmaster; Ground Operations Supervisor; Ramp Lead; Sort Operations Supervisor

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  • Calculate load weights for different aircraft compartments, using charts and computers.
  • Direct ground crews in the loading, unloading, securing, or staging of aircraft cargo or baggage.

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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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