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Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors - 53-1011.00

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Cargo Supervisor
  • Equipment Service Lead
  • Ground Operations Supervisor
  • Line Service Supervisor (LSS)
  • Loadmaster
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Ramp Lead
  • Ramp Supervisor
  • Sort Operations Supervisor

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Accompany aircraft as a member of the flight crew to monitor and handle cargo in flight.
  • 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.
  • Distribute cargo in such a manner that space use is maximized.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Calculate weights, volumes or other characteristics of materials.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Monitor cargo area conditions.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Air Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Warfare Systems Engineer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Readiness Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Aircraft Handling (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Operations Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Supply Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • C-130 Loadmaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • C-130 Second Loadmaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Crew Chief, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Loadmaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Helicopter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Mechanical (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Parachute Rigger (Coast Guard - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Transportation Agent