Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
SOC: 53-1011.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
5,800 employed

Projected (2024):
5,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Air Cargo Ground Crew Supervisor
  • Air Cargo Ground Operations Supervisor
  • Air Cargo Specialist
  • Air Cargo Specialist Supervisor
  • Air Cargo Supervisor
  • Aircraft Loadmaster
  • Airfreight Loading Supervisor
  • Airfreight Operations Agent
  • Airport Operations Supervisor
  • Airport Ramp Supervisor
  • Airport Service Supervisor
  • Baggage Handling Supervisor
  • Cargo Lead
  • Cargo Operations Manager
  • Cargo Service Agent
  • Cargo Service Supervisor
  • Cargo Services Coordinator
  • Cargo Supervisor
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Supervisor
  • Equipment Service Lead
  • Equipment Service Supervisor
  • Ground Crew Supervisor
  • Ground Operations Supervisor
  • Line Service Supervisor (LSS)
  • Loading Supervisor
  • Loadmaster
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Ramp Boss
  • Ramp Lead
  • Ramp Service Employee
  • Ramp Supervisor
  • Sort Operations Supervisor
  • Transportation Agent


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Distribute cargo in such a manner that space use is maximized.
  • 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.
  • Determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute an aircraft's center of gravity.
  • Accompany aircraft as a member of the flight crew to monitor and handle cargo in flight.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Aircraft loaders
  • Aircraft wheel chocks
  • Airplane baggage tuggers
  • Airport cargo conveyor trucks
  • Belt loader trucks
  • Cargo collection hoppers
  • Cargo dollies
  • Cargo tiedown straps
  • Cargo turntables
  • Cargo winches
  • Conveyor belt systems
  • Data input scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Elevating transfer vehicles ETV
  • Forklift scales
  • Mobile radios
  • Pallet jacks
  • Pancake scales
  • Pipe roller conveyors
  • Programmable logic control PLC conveyor systems
  • Pry bars
  • Scissor lift trucks
  • Stepladders
  • Wheeled forklifts
  • Cargo tracking system software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Warehouse management system WMS software


  • transportation and material moving


    industry stats

    SOC: 53-0000

    Total Employed: 9,536,610

    Average Annual Salary: $35,160