Air Transportation Specialist

Air Transportation Specialist

Air transportation specialists are members of the United States Air Force and responsible for inspecting, documenting, packaging, and loading and unloading cargo on aircraft.

Job Description

"2T231 (60535)­ - AIR TRANSPORTATION APPRENTICE - You will inspect cargo and mail offered for airlift to verify eligibility and proper documentation, packaging, and marking according to applicable directives. You will determine quantity and type of cargo to be loaded according to allowable aircraft cabin load. An Air Transportation Apprentice selects and palletizes loads using automated or manual methods and coordinates with air transportation clearance authority on diversion of cargo. You will load and unload aircraft using materials handling and loading equipment, check cargo against manifests, and annotate overage, shortage, or damage. You will complete documentation and reports required within the air transportation system to include air land and airdrop. You will prepare and maintain necessary forms for passenger travel and prepare weight and balance records. You will requisition, store, and issue expendable and nonexpendable items for use on aircraft. You will review travel authorizations for validity and accuracy and check in passengers and baggage."


Mechanical Score - 44 ­and­ Administrative Score - 32, Civilian Driver's License

Desirable: High School Graduate, English, Mathematics
*Is willing to learn and able to lead others when needed especially out in major ports.

External links and references

* [ Air Force Specialty Book]
* [ Air Force Reserve article]

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