Will “Coal Dumping Equipment Operator” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
72% Chance of Automation
“Coal Dumping Equipment Operator” will maybe be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #396 out of #702, where higher means less likely to be replaced.
Load and unload chemicals and bulk solids, such as coal, sand, and grain into or from tank cars, trucks, or ships using material moving equipment. May perform a variety of other tasks relating to shipment of products. May gauge or sample shipping tanks and test them for leaks.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 53-7121.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 39,590.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 19.00
- Currently, there are 10,920 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders”.
Also Known As…
- Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
- Warehouse Man
- Shipping and Receiving Operator
- PVC Loader (Polyvinyl Chloride Loader)
- Loader Operator
- Load Out Person
- Chemical Recovery Operator
- Bulk Tank Car Unloader
- Yard Person
- Truck Unloader
- Truck Loader
- Tank Truck Loader
- Tank Car Loader
- Steel Loader
- Spout Tender
- Ships or Barges Loader
- Ship Unloader
- Receiving Operator
- Rail Loader
- Rail Car Unloader
- Rail Car Loader
- PVC Monitor (Polyvinyl Chloride Monitor)
- Pumper-Gauger Apprentice
- Dock Loader
- Caustics Loader
- Barge Loader
Tasks for “Coal Dumping Equipment Operator”
- Check conditions and weights of vessels to ensure cleanliness and compliance with loading procedures.
- Operate conveyors and equipment to transfer grain or other materials from transportation vehicles.
- Operate industrial trucks, tractors, loaders and other equipment to transport materials to and from transportation vehicles and loading docks, and to store and retrieve materials in warehouses.
- Test samples for specific gravity, using hydrometers, or send samples to laboratories for testing.
- Operate ship loading and unloading equipment, conveyors, hoists, and other specialized material handling equipment such as railroad tank car unloading equipment.
- Start pumps and adjust valves or cables to regulate the flow of products to vessels, using knowledge of loading procedures.
- Lower gauge rods into tanks or read meters to verify contents, temperatures, and volumes of liquid loads.
- Remove and replace tank car dome caps, or direct other workers in their removal and replacement.
- Unload cars containing liquids by connecting hoses to outlet plugs and pumping compressed air into cars to force liquids into storage tanks.
- Monitor product movement to and from storage tanks, coordinating activities with other workers to ensure constant product flow.
- Verify tank car, barge, or truck load numbers to ensure car placement accuracy based on written or verbal instructions.
- Test vessels for leaks, damage, and defects, and repair or replace defective parts as necessary.
- Connect ground cables to carry off static electricity when unloading tanker cars.
- Perform general warehouse activities, such as opening containers and crates, filling warehouse orders, assisting in taking inventory, and weighing and checking materials.
- Record operating data such as products and quantities pumped, gauge readings, and operating times, manually or using computers.
- Seal outlet valves on tank cars, barges, and trucks.
- Clean interiors of tank cars or tank trucks, using mechanical spray nozzles.
- Copy and attach load specifications to loaded tanks.
- Observe positions of cars passing loading spouts, and swing spouts into the correct positions at the appropriate times.
Related Technology & Tools
- Wheeled front end loaders
- Personal computers
- Protective respirators
- Electric hoists
- Tablet computers
- Skid steers
- Mobile shiploaders
- Conveyor belt systems
- Reach trucks
- Loading scales
- Riding pallet jacks
- Walk behind pallet jacks
- Digital hydrometers
- Computer laser printers
- Mechanical spray nozzles
- Stock pickers
- Warehouse forklifts
- Distributed control system DCS
- Microsoft Excel
- CompuWeigh GMS
- Data entry software