Will “Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
72% Chance of Automation
“Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders” will maybe be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #396 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is 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
Also Known As…
- 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
- Coal Dumping Equipment Operator
- Caustics Loader
- Barge Loader
Tasks for “Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders”
- Perform general warehouse activities, such as opening containers and crates, filling warehouse orders, assisting in taking inventory, and weighing and checking materials.
- Start pumps and adjust valves or cables to regulate the flow of products to vessels, using knowledge of loading procedures.
- Monitor product movement to and from storage tanks, coordinating activities with other workers to ensure constant product flow.
- Observe positions of cars passing loading spouts, and swing spouts into the correct positions at the appropriate times.
- 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.
- Operate ship loading and unloading equipment, conveyors, hoists, and other specialized material handling equipment such as railroad tank car unloading equipment.
- Clean interiors of tank cars or tank trucks, using mechanical spray nozzles.
- Unload cars containing liquids by connecting hoses to outlet plugs and pumping compressed air into cars to force liquids into storage tanks.
- Test samples for specific gravity, using hydrometers, or send samples to laboratories for testing.
- Operate conveyors and equipment to transfer grain or other materials from transportation vehicles.
- Check conditions and weights of vessels to ensure cleanliness and compliance with loading procedures.
- Seal outlet valves on tank cars, barges, and trucks.
- Remove and replace tank car dome caps, or direct other workers in their removal and replacement.
- Test vessels for leaks, damage, and defects, and repair or replace defective parts as necessary.
- Copy and attach load specifications to loaded tanks.
- Connect ground cables to carry off static electricity when unloading tanker cars.
- Record operating data such as products and quantities pumped, gauge readings, and operating times, manually or using computers.
- Verify tank car, barge, or truck load numbers to ensure car placement accuracy based on written or verbal instructions.
- Lower gauge rods into tanks or read meters to verify contents, temperatures, and volumes of liquid loads.
Related Technology & Tools
- Electric hoists
- Mobile shiploaders
- Stock pickers
- Skid steers
- Wheeled front end loaders
- Tablet computers
- Walk behind pallet jacks
- Reach trucks
- Personal computers
- Warehouse forklifts
- Digital hydrometers
- Mechanical spray nozzles
- Protective respirators
- Riding pallet jacks
- Conveyor belt systems
- Loading scales
- Computer laser printers
- Data entry software
- Microsoft Excel
- Distributed control system DCS
- CompuWeigh GMS