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”
- Lower gauge rods into tanks or read meters to verify contents, temperatures, and volumes of liquid loads.
- Clean interiors of tank cars or tank trucks, using mechanical spray nozzles.
- Perform general warehouse activities, such as opening containers and crates, filling warehouse orders, assisting in taking inventory, and weighing and checking materials.
- Test samples for specific gravity, using hydrometers, or send samples to laboratories for testing.
- Observe positions of cars passing loading spouts, and swing spouts into the correct positions at the appropriate times.
- Test vessels for leaks, damage, and defects, and repair or replace defective parts as necessary.
- Monitor product movement to and from storage tanks, coordinating activities with other workers to ensure constant product flow.
- Operate ship loading and unloading equipment, conveyors, hoists, and other specialized material handling equipment such as railroad tank car unloading equipment.
- Check conditions and weights of vessels to ensure cleanliness and compliance with loading procedures.
- Start pumps and adjust valves or cables to regulate the flow of products to vessels, using knowledge of loading procedures.
- Operate conveyors and equipment to transfer grain or other materials from transportation vehicles.
- Connect ground cables to carry off static electricity when unloading tanker cars.
- Copy and attach load specifications to loaded tanks.
- Verify tank car, barge, or truck load numbers to ensure car placement accuracy based on written or verbal instructions.
- Record operating data such as products and quantities pumped, gauge readings, and operating times, manually or using computers.
- 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.
- Seal outlet valves on tank cars, barges, and trucks.
- 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.
Related Technology & Tools
- Computer laser printers
- Wheeled front end loaders
- Personal computers
- Warehouse forklifts
- Riding pallet jacks
- Skid steers
- Loading scales
- Conveyor belt systems
- Tablet computers
- Mobile shiploaders
- Reach trucks
- Stock pickers
- Protective respirators
- Digital hydrometers
- Mechanical spray nozzles
- Electric hoists
- Walk behind pallet jacks
- Data entry software
- CompuWeigh GMS
- Distributed control system DCS
- Microsoft Excel