Loadmaster – Miami

Location: Miami

Company: Northern Air Cargo

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Florida

Job Category: Operations

Publish Date: August 9, 2019

Company Description: Northern Air Cargo (NAC), headquartered in Anchorage, is Alaska largest all-cargo airline and the longest continuously operating cargo airline in North America. NAC has provided airfreight services to Alaska’s rural communities for more than 60 years and is rapidly expanding to include air cargo flight operations throughout the western hemisphere and Hawaii. NAC maintains a fleet of Boeing 737 and 767 freighters and operates pilot bases in Anchorage, Honolulu, Miami and Laredo. NAC’s fleet of B737s provide schedule service between Anchorage and 13 Alaska communities and charter service throughout North America (both on-demand and ACMI). While the B767 fleet operates out of Miami in support of sister company StratAir and out of Honolulu in support of sister company Aloha Air Cargo.


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Northern Air Cargo

The NAC Loadmaster may accompany each flight to ensure that all required policies and procedures are followed for the handling of cargo on board and that all loading and unloading activity is accomplished safely and efficiently.

• Ensures compliance with the regulations for the loading of hazardous materials.
• Regular attendance and shift work is required.
• Coordinate and supervise all cargo-related functions associated with the assigned flight(s), including inspection and supervision of ULD build-up operations and weighing of cargo prior to it being loaded on the Company’s aircraft.
• Prepare and distribute all appropriate aircraft load plans and weight and balance.
• Ensure that all revenue cargo and COMAT loaded on company aircraft under their control is properly inspected, packaged, labeled, and weighed.
• Ensure that it is loaded, distributed, and restrained on the aircraft per Company policies, procedures, and all applicable government regulations
• Supervise and direct all contract labor groups assigned to handling, loading, and offloading the assigned aircraft. When required, train and instruct such labor groups to ensure the safe and efficient handling of company equipment and cargo, and to ensure safe loading/offloading per Company policies and procedures. Supervise these activities in order to avoid damage to aircraft, cargo and equipment, and injury to personnel working on or around the aircraft
• Prepare and distribute (or supervise the preparation and distribution of), and verify by random checks the accuracy of cargo weight, dangerous goods and government documentation that is required to accompany the aircraft and / or cargo on the assigned flight(s)
• Operate (or supervise the operation of) all aircraft cargo doors, cargo conveyance, and restraint systems; and the installation and stowage of all required cargo door sill guards and anti-tipping equipment
• Inspect aircraft cargo conveyance and restraint systems for proper operation. Make minor adjustments and repairs as needed and notify the Maintenance Representative of problems needing further work
• Inspect tendered ULDs for damage and deficiencies, and ensure that the contained cargo is adequately secured. Make minor repairs as allowed by Company policy, and reject any ULDs that do not meet minimum standards
• Ensure that no pilferage, loss, or damage of cargo occurs while it is in the Company’s custody; maintain control over all company owned / leased ULDs and cargo restraint equipment; close all aircraft doors and secure the aircraft prior to leaving at layover stations or any other location where company personnel are not present to perform such tasks.
• Ensure that (time permitting) flight plans, weather information and all other types of flight operations related documentation are collected and available for the flight crews operating on the assigned flight(s) prior to the crew’s arrival at the airport of departure whenever company operations or station personnel are not present to perform these tasks.
• Fly with the aircraft as an onboard Loadmaster when so required, and perform all duties under the direct authority of the Pilot-In-Command
• Coordinate with all contract aircraft and cargo handling organizations, caterers, fuelers, airport authorities and government agencies associated with the flight(s) when customer or company operations and / or station personnel are not present to perform these tasks. Ensure that all of these parties are kept informed of the Company’s flight schedules and the Company’s service requirements
• Ensure that all deliveries of catering to the assigned aircraft have been correctly filled and that the aircraft has been sufficiently stocked with dry supplies (time permitting)
• Ensure that all trash, old catering and other debris are removed from the aircraft and / or turned over to the appropriate parties after the completion of the flight. Perform any other tasks that may be required to keep the aircraft cabin and cargo compartments clean and orderly
• Ensure that all required aircraft movement and delay messages are sent at all stations along the route of the assigned flight(s), whenever customer or company operations or station personnel are not present to perform such tasks.
• Loadmasters will assist the other crewmembers in seeing that the cabin of the aircraft is kept clean and orderly at all times. Prior to takeoff and landing, ensure that all trash and debris has been picked up and bagged, and that all baggage, catering equipment, manuals, bedding supplies and COMAT are properly secured
• Loadmasters are responsible for ensuring that the cargo compartments of the aircraft are kept clean and orderly. All trash, debris and cargo restraint equipment in these compartments must be picked up, secured or disposed of prior to takeoff of the aircraft and immediately after the cargo offload has been completed.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Cargo Services.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Ability to work independently
• Computer literate
• Should have extensive experience as a Loadmaster in the military or commercial cargo operations
• Have a thorough knowledge of the transport of Dangerous Goods by air
• Be familiar with the pallet design and build up, ground loading equipment, aircraft loading systems (especially ULD locking mechanisms), and load planner duties
• Have in his possession a valid passport with necessary visas
• Have satisfactorily completed any Company required training.
• Must be safety focused and follow all company safety policies and procedures.

High School Diploma, or General Education Degree (GED).

Must be able to interact well with cargo, customer service, and load control employees, along with other departments, and customers.

Accurate math skills are a must.

Valid drivers license.   Ability to load and unload aircraft.  Work with little or no supervision and accomplishes tasks as assigned.  Must have a history of outstanding interpersonal relationships with customers and coworkers.  Must have experience working with Microsoft Office software and the ability to learn basic computer applications.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals in order to perform the essential functions of this job.

The work is classified as “heavy” with regards to the physical demands.

• Lifting/carrying requirements:  Up to 100 pounds occasionally.  Repetitions will vary with projects.

• Climbing:  Up ladders and stairs.

• Reaching:  Full range of motion may be required to perform the essential functions of this position

• Standing/Walking:  50% of the day.  Concrete floor in warehouse and paved ramp.  Surfaces can be wet seasonally and icy seasonally.

• Pushing/Pulling:  Pushing/Pulling pallets weighing as much as 2,000 lbs; required to load/offload cargo.

• Crawling:  Minimal crawling required.

• Repetitive bending/Twisting:  Occasional to moderate.

• Vision:  Good vision is required to perform all tasks.

• Hearing:  Good hearing is required for effective and safe communication with co-workers.

• Must successfully complete an approved Flight Support training course.

• Must have facial hair trimmed to allow oxygen mask to seal properly.

• Flying:  This job function requires constant travel on company aircraft, and occasional overnight stays.

• Must be able to work in all types of weather for an extended periods

• Extended on duty hours maybe required

• Must maintain good heath to be able to perform duties as assigned