Waterside Worker

Waterside Workers transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities.
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    Overview

    Waterside Workers transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities.

    Day-to-day

    • receiving instructions by radio telephone and/or radio data terminal to load, unload or move cargo
    • securing and releasing mooring lines of ships
    • opening and closing ship hatches
    • transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems
    • stacking cargo on pallets, trays, flats and slings to facilitate transfer to and from ships
    • operating heavy vehicles and machinery, such as straddle carriers, fork-lifts and ships' cranes, to load and unload cargo from trucks, ships and rail transport services
    • sorting cargo before loading and unloading
    • labelling goods with customers' details and destinations
    • loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads
    • assisting to tie down loads and covering them with tarpaulins
    • guiding truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces
    • performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and dispatch
    • positioning goods in the holds of ships and securing cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
    • packing containers and re-packing damaged containers
    • cleaning out ships' tanks and holds
    • washing out containers and carrying out other general yard duties such as shunting on the railway
    • arranging for damaged containers of hazardous material to be quarantined
    • carrying out safety checks.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Waterside Worker

    • You can work as a Waterside Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II, III in stevedoring may be useful.

    Skills employers are looking for

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