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. They perform a variety of other tasks relating to the shipment of products. They also gauge or sample shipping tanks and test them for leaks.
A tank car usually carries compressed or liquid commodities, like chemicals, molasses, edible tallow, water, diesel fuel and ethanol, considered hazardous materials. As a vehicle car loader, one loads and unloads vehicle shipment using material moving equipment. Shipments can be chemical or bulk solids or commercial products. Responsibilities include the inspection of shipping tanks or ship cars before, during, and after loading and cleaning as needed.
Usually, no formal educational credential is required to be a tank vehicle/car loader. However, relevant work experience and short-term on-the-job training are vital to starting this job.
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders should be a good communicator. They must understand spoken information and read, speak, and write clearly so that other people can also understand and be a good listener. They should have reasoning and problem-solving ability, to follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order. Besides, they should be able to analyze ideas and use logic. Tank vehicles’ loaders should be able to perceive and visualize things quickly and accurately. To succeed, tank vehicles/tank car loaders should know how to watch gauges, dials, and output to ensure that a machine is working correctly.
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