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A dock worker, also known as a longshoreman or a stevedore, operates machines that lift and move cargo on and off ships. They sometimes move pieces of cargo by hand but typically use containers for the transfer. While undertaking the operations, dock workers are required to ensure the safety of their cargoes. Dockworkers are skilled workers who operate in a physically intense and fast-paced work environment. They work in teams known as gangs, performing in sync to get the job done in a timely manner. They work in different facilities that require freight services, such as meat and poultry processing facilities, retailers, and companies in construction and industrial fields. These workers primarily get employed by independent firms or divisions of large shipping companies under contract to load and unload ships. Based on the requirements of the facility that hires them, they usually work in different shifts and schedules. The dockworkers earn an average salary of $40,000 per year. Career advancement opportunities depend on the range of jobs on the dock. To advance their careers, these workers may become pier superintendents or start their own stevedoring companies.

Responsibilities of a dock worker

The dockworkers work in ports, where they are responsible for preparing docks for incoming ships and securing ships to moorings. Their primary responsibilities include following loading plans, moving cargo on and off vessels using suitable equipment, unmooring ships upon departure, and maintaining an accurate record of the transferred freight. They are also in charge of inspecting the unloaded goods for any irregularities and ensuring that the containment boom is in proper working order. They must be in frequent contact with other workers to ensure the safe execution of the unload. Additionally, the general duties include keeping the dock areas clean and free-of-debris to prevent mishaps and accidents. Dockworkers handle the tasks of verifying documentation, tallying the unloaded cargo, and maintaining relevant data for management. They must also participate in all training programs arranged by the employer from time to time. Experienced workers are required to train beginners to handle, unload, sort, and stack the cargo.

Requirements for the position

There are no educational requirements that are essential for the job role. However, the candidate must have a valid forklift license and previous experience working as a dock worker. To be successful as a dockworker, the applicant should be adept at working in a team and be able to follow the necessary orders given by the supervisor. A top-performing worker should have physical stamina, agility, and endurance. They should be able to operate heavy machinery, both motorized and manual, safely. The role requires the applicant to have the ability to communicate well with other dock workers, freight carriers, and management. Other requirements essential for the position involve having excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Dock Worker

What is the best way to find and hire a Dock Worker near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Dock Worker applicants. Employers posting their Dock Worker job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Dock Worker applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Dock Worker are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 17 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Dock Worker positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Dock Worker role?
SMS has 87% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Dock Worker job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Dock Workers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 189% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Dock Worker applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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