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Job Role:
Flight Operations, Loadmaster
Aircraft type:
Boeing B747
Job description

FUNCTION: Loadmaster

  • Mathemathically plan the correct placement of load on the airplane
  • Perform cargo aircraft weight&balance via computer of manual way
  • Calculate and verify correct weighs, destination, origination labels
  • Oversee flight plans, graphic and text weather
  • Provide proper marshalling signals for aircraft and GSE operations, as directed
  • Conduct proper two-way communications in English using ground to ground and air-to-ground radios and telephones, as applicable


  • Payment scale based upon experience
  • Daily basic fee is payable for every day on base/duty
  • Per Diem payment of US $50 per day will be paid for days whilst operating flights and away from operational base
  • Calculation of all fee payments is based on a calendar month regardless of the roster
  • Work rotation 6 weeks on base and 2 weeks off base
  • After 4 weeks on duty, a premium of 20% is added to the daily fee (4 weeks normal pay, 2 weeks an additional 20% premium)
  • Days off base are off pay
  • Travel days are included in the 2 weeks off base
  • In case of periodic lack of work, the client can request the Individual to go on unpaid leave (UPL) for a period of time
  • Housing is provided on base / in case it´s not base of domicile
  • Return flights between country of domicile and base (as accepted by AAI)
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a loadmaster on wide bodied cargo aircraft (preferably B747 Freighter)
  • Qualified on Mass & Balance and load sheet for wide bodied freighters
  • Current on IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (minimum category 10)
  • Good communication skills with colleagues and clients
  • Team player and capable to work alone
  • Punctual, responsible and flexible
  • Willing to work in a 6 weeks on / 2 weeks off working pattern
  • Holding a European Passport
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • In good health and physical condition
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