Tank Car, Truck, and 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.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $39,300.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 275
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -1.67 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions
Critical Thinking
Professionalism

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up specialized rigging
Connect hoses to equipment or machinery
Don/Doff transportation or shipping related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Package goods for shipment or storage
Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment
Connect cables or electrical lines
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Position material handling equipment
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate transportation or shipping related project material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project labor requirements
Weigh materials to ensure compliance with specifications
Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids
Weigh products or materials to be moved or transported
Measure items or parcels

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate cargo handling gear
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Operate conveyors or other industrial material moving equipment
Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Inventory Management
Materials Moving
Material Handling Equipment
Warehouse Operations
Occupational Health and Safety



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