Naniq is a third-party logistics company dedicated to providing the most innovative solutions for the Multinational Logistics Corporations (MLCs) we serve. We enable the MLC to deepen customer relationships by applying our expertise across many verticals (ocean, air, road, final mile, etc.). Through our vast network of contacts and partners, we offer a buffet of complex services that most MLCs are unable to easily offer on their own. Acting as the MLC, Naniq is able to capture incremental profit and deepen relationships with shippers – all to the benefit of the partnered MLC.


Job Summary:

The Load Planner is responsible for meticulously planning and calculating the distribution of passengers, baggage, cargo, and fuel on an aircraft to ensure safe and efficient flights. This critical role plays a significant part in maintaining aircraft performance, weight limitations, and compliance with safety regulations. The Load Planner collaborates closely with flight crews, ground handling teams, and airline operations to achieve optimal load distribution and adherence to operational requirements.

About Us:

Naniq is a dynamic third-party logistics (3PL) company committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions to Multinational Logistics Corporations (MLCs) we proudly serve. Our mission revolves around empowering MLCs to cultivate stronger customer relationships by leveraging our expertise across diverse verticals, including ocean, air, road, final mile, and more. With an extensive network of contacts and partners, we provide a comprehensive suite of intricate services that might otherwise prove challenging for MLCs to offer independently. As a trusted extension of the MLC, Naniq enables the capture of incremental profit and fosters deeper connections with shippers, all aimed at advancing the interests of our partnered MLCs.

Pay Range:

$20-22 DOE

This position qualifies for the Loyalty Incentive Program bonus paid out quarterly in the amount of $2 per hour worked not including holiday pay.


  • 401(k)
  • Holiday Pay

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Calculate the aircraft’s weight and balance, considering the weight cargo and fuel. Ensure the total load is within prescribed weight limitations and complies with aircraft manufacturer and regulatory guidelines.
  • Strategically plan the placement of cargo within the aircraft to maintain proper center of gravity and stability during all phases of flight, including takeoff, cruise, and landing.
  • Analyze the impact of the load distribution on aircraft performance, such as takeoff and landing distances, climb performance, and fuel efficiency.
  • Determine the optimal fuel load for each flight, considering factors like distance, altitude, expected weather conditions, and any potential diversions. Ensure the aircraft carries sufficient fuel to complete the flight safely.
  • Collaborate with the flight crew to share load plans, weight distribution data, and fuel requirements. Address any concerns or adjustments needed based on operational conditions.
  • Ensure that all load planning activities adhere to relevant aviation regulations, aircraft limitations, and company policies.
  • Prioritize safety in all aspects of load planning, such as preventing overloading, ensuring proper cargo restraint, and minimizing the risk of unbalanced loads.
  • Maintain accurate records of load distribution calculations, fuel quantities, and any special instructions for the flight crew. Prepare necessary documentation for each flight, including load sheets and trim sheets.
  • Collaborate with ground handling personnel, and ramp agents to communicate load distribution plans and ensure proper loading procedures are followed.
  • Be prepared to adjust load plans and fuel requirements in case of unexpected events, diversions, or changes in operational conditions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Aeronautical Engineering, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Familiarity with aviation regulations, weight and balance procedures, and aircraft performance concepts.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills for precise load calculations.
  • Proficiency in using load planning software and computer-based tools.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with flight crews, ground personnel, and management.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Knowledge of different aircraft types and their specific weight and balance characteristics (preferred).
  • Previous experience as an aircraft load planner or related aviation roles (preferred).
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Physical Requirements:

The work requires routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying items weighing less than fifty pounds. Moving items over fifty pounds will be done using team lift. Must meet physical lifting requirements of 50 lbs.

Reasonable Accommodation:

It is Naniq’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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