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Job Title: Dock Worker

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and hardworking Dock Worker to join our team. The Dock Worker will be responsible for loading and unloading cargo from trucks and ships, organizing and maintaining the warehouse, and ensuring that all shipments are properly labeled and stored. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Load and unload cargo from trucks and ships
  • Organize and maintain the warehouse
  • Ensure that all shipments are properly labeled and stored
  • Operate forklifts and other warehouse equipment
  • Assist with inventory management
  • Communicate with truck drivers and other warehouse staff
  • Follow all safety procedures and guidelines


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a warehouse or dock environment preferred
  • Ability to operate forklifts and other warehouse equipment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and work in all weather conditions

Working Conditions: The Dock Worker will work in a warehouse or dock environment, which may involve exposure to loud noises, heavy machinery, and inclement weather. The Dock Worker may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Physical Requirements: The Dock Worker must be able to lift heavy objects, stand for long periods of time, and operate forklifts and other warehouse equipment. The Dock Worker must also be able to work in all weather conditions.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings plans.

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 13 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 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 2 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 99% 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 136% 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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