In the exciting and fast-paced aviation industry, there is much more happening than meets the eye. The aviation industry offers career opportunities that extend beyond those you normally see during the in-flight experience. At PAL Airlines we recognize this bounty of opportunity and encourage our PALs to "Chart Your Course", design your own career path and take charge of your career trajectory. As a part of the PAL group of companies PAL employees benefit from being part of a larger aviation network. Home to a wide range of business units, PAL employs world-class talent across operations throughout Canada, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Opportunity with reward, inspired by challenge, and committed to community. Chart your course with PAL Airlines!
What PAL Airlines offers you:
- Personal travel privileges with PAL and interline agreements with other airlines
- Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Defined Contribution Pension Plan
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Employee Tuition Assistance Program
- Employee and Family Assistance Programs
We are currently hiring Load Planners to join our team in St. John's, NL.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and implement efficient aircraft loading plans, considering weight and balance restrictions, passenger and cargo distribution, and fuel requirements
- Collaborate closely with flight operations, ground operations, and maintenance teams to gather necessary information and ensure accurate load data
- Review flight itineraries, passenger manifests, cargo manifests, and other relevant documents to determine optimal loading configurations
- Utilize computerized load planning software and tools to generate load sheets and calculate aircraft weight and balance
- Coordinate with ground handling agents and cargo handlers to ensure accurate and timely loading and unloading of passengers and cargo
- Monitor and update load plans in real-time to accommodate last-minute changes, aircraft substitutions, and special requests
- Comply with all applicable aviation regulations, company policies, and safety standards related to aircraft loading and weight distribution
- Maintain accurate records of load plans, weight and balance calculations, and related documentation for future reference and audit purposes
- Continuously evaluate and propose improvements to load planning processes, tools, and procedures to enhance efficiency and accuracy
- Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulations, and best practices related to aircraft loading and weight distribution.
Qualifications and Skills
- Proven experience as an airline or other load Planner or in a similar role within the aviation industry
- Proficiency in using computerized load planning software and tools
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make quick decisions under pressure
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with various departments and external stakeholders
- Attention to detail and strong organizational skills to ensure accurate load calculations and documentation
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities
- Flexibility to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, as per operational requirements
- Salary Range: $17.28 - $27.18 hourly/40 hours per week
- Language of Work: English
- Business Address: RCAF Road, Hangar 4, St John's, NL A1A 5B5
- Contact Information: Paul Slaney, Director of Flight Operations
PAL Airlines is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion whereby individuals are recognized, supported, and respected. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.