Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders


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.
Also called: Loader, Loader Operator, Tankerman, Truck Loader

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Operating system software
  • Linux
  • Palm OS
    Data base user interface and query software
  • CompuWeigh GMS
  • Data entry software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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