Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders
Also called: Loader, Loader Operator, PVC Loader (Polyvinyl Chloride Loader), Warehouse Man
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
- manufacture and distribution of products
- customer service
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- reading work related information
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
- change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving
Hand and Finger Use
- hold or move items with your hands
- keep your arm or hand steady
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
- exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
- Distributed control system DCS