Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit86.87%
  2. Federal government4.23%
  3. State and local government3.71%
  4. Private, not for profit2.74%
  5. Self-employed2.29%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$68,830

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$62,250
$26,260
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 81%
  • Post-secondary certificate 11%
  • Some college 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Transportation
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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