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Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

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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.

    Work Activities
    • Calculate load weights for different aircraft compartments, using charts and computers.
    • 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.
    • Accompany aircraft as a member of the flight crew to monitor and handle cargo in flight.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge
    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $56,680/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $27.25/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 100
    • Yearly Projected Openings 10
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: 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
    Tools
    • Pallet trucks
    • Dollies
    • Belt conveyors
    • Airfreight conveyor truck
    • Aircraft cargo handling equipment
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Inventory management software