Ramp and Load Control Assistant

Lilongwe Handling Company

Lilongwe, Malawi


Lilongwe Handling Company Limited (LIHACO) is a wholly Malawi Government owned commercial entity established in 2000. The core business of the company is to provide Airport Ground Handling and Travel Services to airlines and the travelling public at Chileka and Kamuzu International Airports. The Company is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position at Kamuzu International Airport and Chileka International Airport.

Post: Ramp and Load Control Assistant (1)

Responsible to:       Load Control Supervisor and Ramp Services Supervisor

Responsible for:      None

Purpose:                  To plan and balance the aircraft

Main Duties:

  • Attend briefing meetings before aircraft arrival and debriefing after departure.
  • Produce and issue to Loading Supervisor a Loading and offloading Instruction Report for every departing, arriving and transit flights of customer
  • Produce and file load control documents applicable to each flight.
  • Adjust a load sheet to account for last minute changes.
  • Present a Load Sheet to the Pilot in Command prior to departure as per the standards of the customer airline.
  • Prepare ULD tags for ULD containing baggage on every aircraft that carries ULDs.
  • Send messages applicable to a particular flight handled to the next destination of the flight.
  • Consult customer airline or Pilot in Command on the use of ballast to bring aircraft centre of gravity.
  • Do weight and balance pre- calculation to ensure load is planned within aircraft structural limitations and aircraft weight and balance limitations.
  • Identify and address special load that does not comply with standard aircraft load limitations.
  • Compile a Load Planning Work sheet.
  • Produce a formal record of ULDs and total bulk load on each flight.
  • Produce Statistics for each flight as required by customer airline.
  • Report hazards and safety risks during day-to-day load control operations
  • Ensure safety and security in all Load Control operations/activities.

Education Qualification

Minimum of Diploma in Business Management

Work Experience


Method of application

Applications which meet the above requirements should be submitted with a detailed up to date Curriculum Vitae (CVs) specifying qualifications, experience, certified copies of certificates, contact details and three traceable referees not later than Thursday 31st August 2023 to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Lilongwe Handling Company

P.O. Box 89


Email: ceo@lihaco.net

Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged and invited for interviews.