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Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders

Job Information

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.


  • Despite little or no change in employment, numerous job openings will be created by the need to replace workers who leave this very large occupation.
  • Most jobs require little work experience or training.
  • Pay is low for many positions, and the seasonal nature of the work may reduce earnings.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $39,860/yr ($19.93/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma