Production & OperationsShipment Loader

Shipment Loaders safely load and unload material into and out of railcars or tank trucks.

Shipment Loader

  • My Match

Do you like to be on the go? Want to find a job in a busy, team-oriented place? If so, then consider becoming a Shipment Loader. The physical demands of this role will keep you moving all the time. You’ll manage loading bins and product transitions in addition to connecting loading equipment to hopper cars.

Your responsibilities include cleaning, inspecting and preparing hopper cars for product loading. Next, you’ll load hopper cars according to loading procedures, quality standards and safe practices. A Shipment Loader inspects and ensures loading equipment is working properly. You’ll also check the weight of hopper cars after loading to ensure that weight does not go over regulations.

As a Shipment Loader, you'll do some record keeping. You’ll maintain accurate loading records and tracking. Securing and labeling loaded hopper cars is also part of your work.

Safety and teamwork go hand-in-hand in this career. You’ll wear protective clothing that may be required to transfer the product to ensure personal safety. Just as importantly, you’re duties include communicating with your supervisor on any problems as they occur.

While performing the duties of this job, you may be exposed to fast moving material handling equipment or other mechanical equipment. The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate. As a Shipment Loader, you must be able to lift 25 lbs.

This job may require shift work.

Critical Skills

  • Calculate Dimension/Tolerance
  • Check, Examine and Record
  • Comprehend and Follow Oral Instructions
  • Conform to Specifications
  • Machine Monitoring and Control
  • Operate Large Vehicles
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures
  • Shipping Routes and Methods
  • Team Player

Key Responsibilities

  • Load railcar/truck according to loading instructions using gauges and/or strapping tables
  • Check and follow loading schedule, maintain loading records
  • Weigh railcar or truck prior to product transfer
  • Ensure that truck or railcar is positioned and secured at proper loading rack
  • Visually inspect the railcar or truck to be involved in the upcoming transfer
  • Communicate with facility supervisor on any problems as they occur

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

See More +

  • My Match

about this career

Explore the job Map

Salary: $12-22/hour


hot job


My Interests
Match

Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

See More +

My Skills
Matching
See More +

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED


6 openings

Find This Job

Entry-level

Production & Operations Shipment Loader

Logistics and Supply Chain Packager

Logistics and Supply Chain Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Maintenance Rigger

Production & Operations Process Technician

Mid-level

Maintenance Instrument Technician

Production & Operations First Line Supervisor

Senior-level

Production & Operations Plant Supervisor

Production & Operations Unit Supervisor

  • Different Job Family
  • Same Job Family
All Jobs

entry-level

  • Get an exciting job as a Shipment Loader

    Shipment Loaders safely load and unload material into and out of railcars or tank trucks.

    Match

  • Get an interesting career as a Process Technician

    Process Technicians monitor and maintain manufacturing processes in the plant.

    Match

mid-level

  • Get an interesting career as an Operations Manager

    Operations Managers are responsible for plant assets, personnel, and achievement of plant goals.

    Match

  • Get an exciting job as a First Line Supervisor

    First Line Supervisors ensure production workers are operating in a safe and efficient manner.

    Match

senior-level

  • Get an interesting career as a Production Manager

    Production Managers oversee the production systems and workers at the plant.

    Match

  • Get an interesting career as a Plant Supervisor

    Plant Supervisors have ultimate responsibility for all operations within the facility.

    Match

  • Get an exciting job as a Unit Supervisor

    Unit Supervisors are responsible for managing day-to-day shift operations at the plant.

    Match

Popular Career Path

Shipment Loader Unit Supervisor

Entry-Level

1

Shipment Loader

Entry-Level

2

Process Technician

Mid-Level

3

First Line Supervisor

Mid-Level

4

Operations Manager

Senior-Level

5

Unit Supervisor

entry-level

mid-level

Senior-level

1

Shipment Loader

Get an exciting job as a Shipment Loader

Shipment Loaders safely load and unload material into and out of railcars or tank trucks.

2

Process Technician

Get an interesting career as a Process Technician

Process Technicians monitor and maintain manufacturing processes in the plant.

3

First Line Supervisor

Get an exciting job as a First Line Supervisor

First Line Supervisors ensure production workers are operating in a safe and efficient manner.

4

Operations Manager

Get an interesting career as an Operations Manager

Operations Managers are responsible for plant assets, personnel, and achievement of plant goals.

5

Unit Supervisor

Get an exciting job as a Unit Supervisor

Unit Supervisors are responsible for managing day-to-day shift operations at the plant.