Load Planner Job Description

Load Planner Job Description

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Load planner provides hazardous materials training to BNSF and contract employees regarding transportation regulations, materials identification and response to materials release incidents.

Load Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Acts as a liaison between distribution facilities and carriers
Schedules loads to multiple ship points
Loads plan hold trailers per unit
Datas collection for spreadsheet reporting and forecasting
Works with carriers and facilities on non-compliance, reporting to management
Utilizes load-planning tools to recognize areas of cost saving opportunities
Troubleshoots problems due to human or system errors to expedite movement of merchandise cost effectively
Monitors adherence to Direct Delivery Centers and Market Delivery Operations loading guidelines
Monitors shipments for on-time delivery and notify destinations when trailers will arrive late
Certify that weight distribution of the aircraft with cargo, baggage and passengers is in accordance with safety regulations and aircraft limits

Load Planner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Load Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AMC

Education for Load Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the load planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Information Technology, Education, Business/Administration, Sciences, Marketing, Economics, Associates, Business/Management

Skills for Load Planner

Desired skills for load planner include:

Our industry
Excel
Microsoft Office
Aircraft load planning and regulations governing transportation of hazardous materials
Market rates
Claims handling
Distribution center operations and how they are impacted by routing and batching decisions
E-Mailing
General Loading/Unloading practices
MS Office applications

Desired experience for load planner includes:

Oversee planning guidance and advice for assisting in developing estimates for types of aircraft to be used for loads
Review aircraft weight and balance records and cargo manifest
Determine quantity of cargo and passengers or troops to be loaded and proper placement in aircraft
Compute load and cargo distribution
Compute weight and balance, and determine the amount of weight to be placed in each compartment or at each station
Operate the military Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS) and Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES) to develop Aircraft Load Plans for USAF cargo aircraft

Load Planner Examples

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Load Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a load planner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for load planner
  • Coordinates with 109th AW Operations Duty Officer, the Fixed Wing Coordinator, Aviation Operations Coordinator, Passenger Services Representative, and Airfield Supervisor for Cargo/Passengers being transported
  • Interfaces with USAF Joint Inspectors, Air Transportation Specialist-2’s and Christchurch, NZ NZDF load teams for the coordination of Load Planning, Aircraft Loading/Unloading and Documentation
  • Verifies eligibility of cargo and mail offered for airlift
  • Follows necessary safety and security precautions for handling and storing dangerous materials, special cargoes, mail, and baggage
  • Becomes familiar with proper loading and compatibility of hazardous material according to military regulations
  • Is responsible for properly calculating the weight and balance of cargo and passenger flights utilizing Integrated Computerized Deployment System software (ICODES)
  • Prepares up to 14 load plans per shift and sends completed flight packets to the airfield prior to scheduled load time
  • Works with little supervision and is required to act in a supervisory role, tasking the cargo teams with priorities for pallet building
  • Demonstrates impeccable and professional communication skills working with outside agencies to include the US Air Force, the 109th Air Wing, Fixed Wing Coordinators, on-site NSF Representative, Kenn Borek Air, USAP Cargo, and the Christchurch cargo yard
  • Manages all the data entry into MAXIMO in regards to pallet building, mission reports, receipt and delivery of inbound items and retrograde cargo
Qualifications for load planner
  • Air Mobility Affiliation Course Certificate, AMC Airlift Load Planning Certification (AMC Form 9) or equivalent is required
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS) and/or Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES) is required
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES) is required
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating Global Decision Support System II (GDSS II) is required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD HAZMAT Inspector certification
  • Two (2) years’ experience in Shipping and Transportation field
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of load planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for load planner
  • Interfaces with fixed wing agencies to maximize Allowable Cabin Load (ACL)
  • Provides twice weekly, information of cargo staged by destination for reporting
  • Collaborates with USAP Cargo staff, Fixed Wing Coordinator, USAF Joint Inspector and 109th AW Operations to overcome any transportation, cargo or hazardous material problems
  • Works rotating shifts including weekends and extra hours as required
  • Works 12 hour shifts, non-stop during resupply vessel operations
  • Will occasionally perform strenuous physical work
  • Will occasionally need to lift and push 75lbs
  • Will constantly move 20 lb
  • Will occasionally climb vertical ladders into and out of equipment
  • Will occasionally climb vertical ladders and platforms to access cargo
Qualifications for load planner
  • Individual must be a self-starter who can operate with periods of time without direct supervision
  • Maintains a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace
  • Knowledge is mandatory of passengers and cargo movement functions to include transport aircraft types, capabilities, and configurations
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in administrative support is required
  • One (1) year experience in air cargo operations is also required
  • ICODES experience preferred
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of load planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for load planner
  • Monitor accuracy of carrier reporting
  • Routes new customers/special deliveries
  • General office duties, answering telephone, data entry, filing
  • Responsible for managing outbound shipping processes in SAP & QTS for all tank truck & railcar orders including picking lists, deliveries, shipments, associated paperwork, timely communication and best efforts maintaining accurate SAP inventory to support all Operations Systems planning processes
  • Support all aspects of load planning in SAP R3 & related programs – create shipments, toll processing and stock transport shipments, post goods issue (PGI), batch creation and confirmation, inventory adjustments, create bills of lading, print MSDS, record demurrage details, support label process
  • Monitor & coordinate all aspects of export shipments from Charleston with dray carriers, freight forwarders, booking agents, customer service, production planners, & shippers
  • In QTS@PM, complete & monitor EDI on railcars, ensure accurate data flow to TP&E, and follow up pending issues to support same-day PGI in SAP move confirmations in QTS@PM
  • Track demurrage & other fees associated with shipment issues (rail & truck)
  • Provide night & weekend on-call Load Planning support as needed (responsibility shared with other LP’s)
  • Could include evening shift and extended hours
Qualifications for load planner
  • Successful receipt of the AMC Airlift Load Planners Certification is required prior to commencing work in Antarctica
  • Understanding of customer and vendor time commitments and their impact on distribution center operations
  • Understanding of the geographical make up of the distribution center’s territory, including store locations and highway network
  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience with Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES), GATES, cargo operations, ramp service aircraft loading and applicable guidance for load planning cargo on military aircrafts
  • Shall have at least two (2) years of experience with applicable Air Transportability Test Loading Activity (ATTLA) certifications and must demonstrate the ability to interpret data from aircraft Technical Order (TO)s for load planning within aircraft limitations
  • Must be Hazardous Material inspector/preparer qualified according to AFMAN 24-204(IP)
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Load Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a load planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for load planner
  • Accurate preparation of flight paperwork
  • Ensure aircraft loading procedures are adhered to
  • Weight and balance for aircraft including load handling and load planning
  • Crew liaison
  • Ground to air radio and internal radio communication
  • Coordinating the loading of the aircraft on the ramp
  • Liaison with UPS partners in gateways throughout the World
  • Provide administrative support to the crew and UPS partners
  • Liaising effectively between various UPS functions
  • Effective production planning activities
Qualifications for load planner
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience with data collection and management
  • Good attention to detail and professional attitude
  • Flexibility to meet all operational needs
  • Ability to work to deadlines & handle pressure in a time sensitive environment
  • A current/clean Criminal Records Check (CRC)
  • A methodical, diligent and enthusiastic approach to their work
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Load Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of load planner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for load planner
  • Saferty, Health and Environmental effectiveness
  • Provide planning guidance and advice for assisting in developing estimates for types of aircraft to be used for loads
  • Operate the military Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS) to develop Aircraft Load Plans for USAF cargo Aircraft
  • Develop and maintain relationships with direct shippers and 3PL’s
  • Assess freight mix in your responsible area by using DLV and Network Balance, two software tools
  • Cover various shifts/duties as needed
  • DevelopsLongRangePlans
  • Monitors and maintains current truckload equipment and drivers’ availability to support flexible dispatching and freight transportation
  • Analyzes truck and driver availability by regions and load requirements to assign loads with trucks and drivers and ensure timely and efficient freight deliveries
  • Follows up on unpaid broker loads to collect monies for rendered services and notify the Collections group of seriously delinquent accounts
Qualifications for load planner
  • To be computer literate & good keyboard skills
  • An ability to work on own initiative and in a team environment
  • Flexibility, overtime and shift-cover as necessary
  • An awareness of security requirements
  • Degree holder in Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in in Supply Chain Management within an international environment, experience in FMCG is a plus

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