Becoming a Waterside Worker
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Becoming a Waterside Worker

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Also known as Stevedore, Wharf Labourer.
Transfers cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $88,698
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 900

What does a Waterside Worker do?

  • labelling goods with customers' details and destinations
  • loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads
  • assisting to tie down loads and cover 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 despatch
  • opening and closing hatches and securing cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
  • transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems

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