Aircraft Loadmaster (Instructor)

Department Of Defense Little Rock Air Force Base , AR 72099

Posted 1 week ago

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This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT LOADMASTER INSTRUCTOR (Title 5), Position Description Number T5828900 and is part of the Arkansas Air, National Guard.

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1.Develops and provides technical loadmaster FTU initial qualification flight training, instruction, and evaluations to all Reserve, Guard, and Active Duty aircrew members. Develops and provides instruction techniques used for various Mission Specific Duties such as: Combat Aircrew Training, Mobile Aerial Port, Night Vision Goggle Operations, Presidential Support Missions, Functional Check Flights, Aeromedical Evacuation, Emergency Airlift of Personnel, Test Certification, Combat Offload, Pyrotechnics Manual Launch Procedures. Training provided includes the full cycle of theory, formal classroom instruction, and actual on the job practice. Develops instructional standards, training plans, tests, lesson plans, and other training material. Develops, establishes, validates, and maintains unit loadmaster training program. Analyzes, interprets, and instructs guidance. Writes and modifies general guidelines from a broad scope of principles, concepts, technology and methodology in order to form a practical lesson plans for flight training and emergency ground egress. Counsels students, evaluates student potential, makes determinations on readiness for evaluation, and recommends/initiates military reclassification actions as appropriate. Evaluates the effectiveness of the training program. Reviews training objectives and determines the scope of training required. Evaluates student performance, annotates and maintains student training records. Ensures students safely execute the demonstrated methods of flight duties. Writes and modifies general guidelines from a broad scope of principles, concepts, technology and methodology in order to form practical lesson plans for flight training and emergency ground egress training. Schedules and conducts training for instructors and flight examiners on instructional methodology, student assessment, and training techniques. Schedules and conducts ground and flight training for qualification and proficiency requirements, encompassing all loadmaster crew duties. Maintains required course documentation/records. Leads or participates in process improvement teams to recommend improvements to instructional methods or processes. (25%)

2.Accomplishes a wide variety of mission planning/coordination, pre flight, in flight and post flight duties required by the nature of the aircraft assigned and the aircraft's specialized mission. Accomplishes all requirements involved in mission planning and coordination. Completes various administrative tasks. Determines numbers of aircraft and loading crews/vehicles needed to support proposed missions. Accomplishes coordination to verify availability of aircraft and previously scheduled commitments. Determines whether additional airlift support requests can be accommodated. Joint Airborne/Airlift Transportability Training: Coordinates and identifies user needs for joint service and multinational training missions; attends preplanning meetings, on site surveys with other Services' personnel to determine aircraft requirements and procedures to be employed during joint exercises. Advises and makes determinations on issues involving passenger safety, and safety of flight matters involving weight and balance data, shipment and compatibility of various types of cargo and cargo/personnel combinations, hazardous materials in excessive quantities, special handling security cargo such as courier materials, and registered mail. Plans and prepares complex load plans. Considers the mission and its objective in configuring aircraft for a mission. Develops and certifies cargo load plans considering quantity, weight, configuration, floor capacity, compartment restrictions and proper location within the aircraft to achieve the optimum center of gravity. Determines amounts and sizes of loading vehicles/crews and any other support equipment/personnel required. Configures aircraft to comply with command operation restrictions and flight manual directives. Performs fire guard and safety observer duties (aircraft unique) during ground engine starts/shutdowns. Oversees and directs loading and unloading crews. Checks prepared loads for safety requirements and possible excess to aircraft structural or flight limitations. Oversees cargo inspection, acceptance, loading distribution, tie-down and unloading procedures ensuring adherence to load plans. Verifies, certifies, and approves load plans. Accomplishes weight and balance computations and certification. Teaches and demonstrates the proper donning and doffing of the Aircrew Chemical Defense Ensemble (ACDE) in preparation for operations in toxic chemical and biological environments. Instructs and certifies loadmasters on the proper use of night vision equipment for engine running on/off loads, aero medical evacuation (AES) missions, air refueling and all methods of airdrop. Briefs the aircraft commander on cargo type, hazardous materials, and destination offload requirements. (25%)


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

2185 Aircrew Technician

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Conditions of Employment

1.Must attain and maintain mission-ready status at the appropriate crew qualification level in the unit's assigned aircraft. Periodically, as prescribed by regulations, must take and pass written and in flight standardization evaluation examinations to include random no notice evaluations.

2.The incumbent is exposed to physiological hazards of flight plus physical and psychological demands of routine lengthy missions (up to 24 hours duration), must work in confined, hazardous noise areas, is subject to inclement weather during ground operations and dangerous environmental conditions during flight, and may operate in austere location.

3.May be required to travel in military and commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.

4.Must be instructor qualified, maintaining proficiency in the Principles of Instruction.

5.May be required to maintain flight examiner qualification. Periodically, as prescribed by regulations, must take and pass written and in-flight standardization/ evaluation examinations to include random no-notice evaluations.

6.Required to maintain proficiency in the use of firearms. As prescribed by regulation, may be required to carry and use a concealed weapon while performing aircrew related duties.

7.This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.



Experience in functions such as preparing aircraft loading plans, loading and offloading aircraft, operating loading equipment, and ensuring security of cargo in flight.


Must have 36 months FTU instructor experience performing in-flight weight and balance computations; cargo load planning and security; directing cargo or personnel loading and off-loading operations; providing for passenger needs and safety; and providing initial qualification, continuation training and/or upgrade/specialized training to aircraft loadmaster trainees.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Knowledge in the special equipment, systems, and unit aircraft required for assigned missions.

Knowledge of the theory of restraint and capability to apply to a wide variety of non standard situations.

Expert knowledge of the types, capacities, and configuration of transport aircraft; airdrop techniques; weight and balance factors; mathematics (algebra, geometry, and calculus).

Expert knowledge of U.S. and international rules for hazardous cargo transport; emergency equipment and oxygen; communications; current flying directives; interpretation of diagrams, loading plans, and applicable technical publications; border agency clearance requirements and forms; cargo restraint techniques,



3.Develops evacuation procedures for aircrew and passengers. Briefs passengers on in flight and emergency procedures and demonstrates the use of emergency equipment. Ensures the availability of and provides comfort items, beverages, meals, and life support equipment to passengers. Coordinates with the pilot during in flight emergencies, assists in analyzing malfunctions, and prepares the aircraft, cargo, and passengers for evacuation, ditching, or crash landing. During emergencies, directs the safe evacuation of the aircraft through exits/hatches, and assigns duties to crew members and passengers to assist in survival. During flight, periodically inspects cargo and cargo systems functions to ensure that it is secure. Constantly checks cargo of a unique nature that requires special precautionary measures during flight. Takes pressure and temperature readings to ensure crew and aircraft safety. Vents pressurized containers to the outside of the aircraft if necessary. Scans engine and systems for irregularities. Serves as primary firefighter due to nature of equipment installed in aircraft. Scans aircraft during in flight refueling operations, disconnects electrical valves and manually works selector valves, if required. Relays any hazards to pilot/flight engineer. Prepares customs documentation. Complies with agriculture and immigration directives. Performs post-flight inspection on aircraft systems, and supervises passenger and cargo offloading. Represents the aircraft commander during customs, immigration, agricultural inspections. (25%)

4.Serves as a flight examiner as required and performs staff duties. Administers no notice and annual flight evaluations to evaluate aircrew members' performance during all phases of mission execution. Conducts performance critiques. Ensures aircrew member meet or exceed qualification standards for assigned crew position. Reviews aircraft incidents, operational hazards, and accident reports, bulletins, and directives pertinent to flying safety. Based on the specialized knowledge of the unit's mission and related programs ensures all requisites involved in mission planning are ascertained and all necessary coordination is accomplished. Ensures safe and successful accomplishment of required training, assigned mission support, and airlift support requirements. Primary staff duties may include performing staff support in scheduling, plans, training, standardization and evaluation, or command section as required. (25%)

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