Profession aircraft cargo operations coordinator

Aircraft cargo operations coordinators direct and coordinate air transport terminal cargo and ramp activities. They review data on incoming flights as to plan the working activities. They direct preparation of loading plans for each departing flight and confer with supervisory personnel to ensure workers and equipment are available for air cargo and baggage loading, unloading, and handling activities.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Cargo industry

    Thoroughly understand the cargo industry and its stakeholders, the structure of the industry and common challenges, and the operations of freight forwarders, airline cargo units, and others.

  • Safety regulations for warehouses

    The body of warehouse safety procedures and regulations to prevent incidents and hazards. Follow safety regulations and inspect equipment.

  • Warehouse operations

    Know the basic principles and practices of warehouse operations such as goods storage. Understand and satisfy customer needs and requirements while effectively utilising warehouse equipment, space and labour.

  • Aircraft cargo capacity

    Know the aircraft specifications and characteristics in order to organise and assess cargo loading capacities.

Skills

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Monitor security procedures in warehouse operations

    Supervise and enforce procedures for security purposes.

  • Manage warehouse operations

    Manage warehouse operations such as delivering orders and maintaining stock; control safety and risk prevention in the warehouse; follow plans to maximise efficiency of the supply chain.

  • Follow airport safety procedures

    Comply with airport safety procedures, policies and legislation to ensure a safe working environment for all employees, and to ensure the safety of passengers.

  • Supervise loading of cargo

    Supervise the process of loading equipment, cargo, goods and other Items. Ensure that all cargo is handled and stored properly in accordance with regulations and standards.

  • Operate warehouse record systems

    Operate systems for recording product, packaging, and order information in specific formats and types of record.

  • Conduct quality assurance checks on aircraft cargo

    Conduct quality checks on cargo before loading commences of all aircraft; ensure the secure loading of all on-board cargo.

  • Ensure customer focus

    Attitude that puts customers at the centre of the business in all cases.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Work in an aviation team

    Work confidently in a group in general aviation services, in which each individual operates in their own area of responsibility to reach a common goal, such as a good customer interaction, air safety, and aircraft maintenance.

  • Apply company policies

    Apply the principles and rules that govern the activities and processes of an organisation.

  • Carry out navigational calculations

    Solve mathematical problems to achieve safe navigation.

  • Manage warehouse inventory

    Manage warehouse inventory and control storage and movement of warehouse goods. Monitor transactions such as shipping, receiving and putaway.

  • Supervise unloading of cargo

    Supervise unloading processes for equipment, cargo, goods and other items. Ensure that everything is handled and stored correctly in accordance with regulations and standards.

  • Apply airport standards and regulations

    Know and apply the accepted standards and regulations for European airports. Apply knowledge to enforce airport rules, regulations, and the Airport Safety Plan.

  • Identify airport safety hazards

    Spot threats related to security at the airport and apply procedures to counteract them in a quick, safe, and efficient way.

  • Make numerical calculations

    Work with numbers and perform complex calculations. An understanding of the basics of maths is crucial.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Plan procedures for cargo operations

    Plan a series of logistical procedures for cargo operations staff. Ensure the implementation of plans to the original specification.

  • Operate scientific measuring equipment

    Operate devices, machinery, and equipment designed for scientific measurement. Scientific equipment consists of specialised measuring instruments refined to facilitate the acquisition of data.

Optional knowledge and skills

give instructions to staff exert a goal-oriented leadership role towards colleagues have computer literacy think analytically write emergency instructions for handling of dangerous goods