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Job Title: Longshoreman

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Longshoreman to join our team. The Longshoreman will be responsible for loading and unloading cargo from ships, operating heavy machinery, and maintaining a safe and efficient work environment. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced environment and be able to work well in a team.


  • Load and unload cargo from ships using cranes, forklifts, and other heavy machinery
  • Secure cargo using straps, chains, and other equipment
  • Operate heavy machinery in a safe and efficient manner
  • Follow safety procedures and guidelines to maintain a safe work environment
  • Communicate with other team members to ensure efficient workflow
  • Maintain equipment and report any malfunctions or issues to management
  • Assist with general maintenance and cleaning of the work area


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery, including cranes and forklifts
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to follow safety procedures and guidelines
  • Physical ability to lift heavy objects and work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working as a Longshoreman or in a similar role
  • Experience operating specific types of heavy machinery
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and guidelines
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment

Physical Demands: The Longshoreman will be required to lift heavy objects, operate heavy machinery, and work in a variety of weather conditions. The job may require standing, walking, bending, and climbing for extended periods of time.

Work Environment: The Longshoreman will work in a fast-paced environment, often outdoors and in close proximity to heavy machinery. The job may require working in a variety of

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Longshoreman

What is the best way to find and hire a Longshoreman near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Longshoreman applicants. Employers posting their Longshoreman job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Longshoreman applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Longshoreman are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 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 Longshoreman positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Longshoreman role?
SMS has 90% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Longshoreman job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Longshoremen are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 157% 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 Longshoreman 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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