Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders
Also called: Loader, Loader Operator, PVC Loader (Polyvinyl Chloride Loader), Warehouse Man
In the Navy: Engineman; Landing Craft Air Cushion Loadmaster
What they do:Load and unload chemicals and bulk solids, such as coal, sand, and grain into or from tank cars, trucks, or ships using material moving equipment. May perform a variety of other tasks relating to shipment of products. May gauge or sample shipping tanks and test them for leaks.
On the job, you would:
- Verify tank car, barge, or truck load numbers to ensure car placement accuracy based on written or verbal instructions.
- Observe positions of cars passing loading spouts, and swing spouts into the correct positions at the appropriate times.
- Operate ship loading and unloading equipment, conveyors, hoists, and other specialized material handling equipment such as railroad tank car unloading equipment.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
You might like a career in one of these industries:
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