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Aircraft Baggage Handlers and Airline Ground Crews

ANZSCO ID 721911

Overview

All Other Mobile Plant Operators

  • $1,375 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Aircraft Baggage Handlers and Airline Ground Crews

  • 5,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 13% female Gender Share

Aircraft Baggage Handlers and Airline Ground Crews load and unload baggage, direct planes, position staircases, fill aircraft fuel tanks and perform other aircraft ground services to ensure aircraft operations run efficiently.

Specialisations: Ramp Agent.

You can work as an Aircraft Baggage Handler and Airline Ground Crew without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in aviation (ground operations and services) may be useful.

Tasks
  • Sorts baggage.
  • Drives baggage and freight to aircraft on forklifts and transport trolleys.
  • Helps position loading ramps and staircases.
  • Loads items into aircraft as per instructions, including livestock.
  • Fills aircraft fuel tanks.
  • Unloads aircrafts of freight and baggage.
  • Directs planes to parking positions.
  • Directs passengers.
  • Cleans aircraft.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Aircraft Baggage Handler and Airline Ground Crew without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in aviation (ground operations and services) may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Mobile Plant Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    80% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Public safety and security

    70% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  3. Education and training

    63% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. English language

    62% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Transportation

    62% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  6. Administration and management

    62% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  7. Clerical

    61% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  8. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Personnel and human resources

    55% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  11. Production and processing

    50% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  12. Geography

    50% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  13. Law and government

    46% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  14. Psychology

    46% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  15. Telecommunications

    44% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  16. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  17. Mechanical

    36% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  18. Foreign language

    31% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  19. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Physics

    30% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  3. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  4. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Time management

    50% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Active learning

    41% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  15. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  18. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  4. Visualization

    52% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  5. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  7. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Near vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  13. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  14. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  17. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  20. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    70% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Guiding and directing staff

    69% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    66% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  9. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Researching and investigating

    64% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    61% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    61% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  15. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    57% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  17. Coaching and developing others

    56% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    54% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-1011.00 - Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    98% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  5. Teamwork

    97% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Time pressure

    94% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    92% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  9. Impact of decisions

    92% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Unstructured work

    90% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  16. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    88% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  17. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  18. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    85% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  20. Indoors, heat controlled

    81% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    55% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    52% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    52% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-1011.00 - Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors.

All Other Mobile Plant Operators

  • $1,375 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Aircraft Baggage Handlers and Airline Ground Crews

  • 5,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 13% female Gender Share

Aircraft Baggage Handlers and Airline Ground Crews load and unload baggage, direct planes, position staircases, fill aircraft fuel tanks and perform other aircraft ground services to ensure aircraft operations run efficiently.

Specialisations: Ramp Agent.

You can work as an Aircraft Baggage Handler and Airline Ground Crew without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in aviation (ground operations and services) may be useful.

Tasks
  • Sorts baggage.
  • Drives baggage and freight to aircraft on forklifts and transport trolleys.
  • Helps position loading ramps and staircases.
  • Loads items into aircraft as per instructions, including livestock.
  • Fills aircraft fuel tanks.
  • Unloads aircrafts of freight and baggage.
  • Directs planes to parking positions.
  • Directs passengers.
  • Cleans aircraft.

You can work as an Aircraft Baggage Handler and Airline Ground Crew without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in aviation (ground operations and services) may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Mobile Plant Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    80% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Public safety and security

    70% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  3. Education and training

    63% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. English language

    62% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Transportation

    62% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  6. Administration and management

    62% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  7. Clerical

    61% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  8. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Personnel and human resources

    55% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  11. Production and processing

    50% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  12. Geography

    50% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  13. Law and government

    46% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  14. Psychology

    46% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  15. Telecommunications

    44% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  16. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  17. Mechanical

    36% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  18. Foreign language

    31% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  19. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Physics

    30% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  3. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  4. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Time management

    50% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Active learning

    41% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  15. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  18. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  4. Visualization

    52% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  5. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  7. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Near vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  13. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  14. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  17. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  20. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    70% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Guiding and directing staff

    69% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    66% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  9. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Researching and investigating

    64% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    61% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    61% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  15. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    57% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  17. Coaching and developing others

    56% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    54% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-1011.00 - Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    98% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  5. Teamwork

    97% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Time pressure

    94% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    92% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  9. Impact of decisions

    92% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Unstructured work

    90% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  16. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    88% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  17. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  18. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    85% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  20. Indoors, heat controlled

    81% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    55% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    52% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    52% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-1011.00 - Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors.
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