Dock Worker Job Description

A dock worker is the employee who functions at a dock terminal or at a facility along the waterfront, loading and unloading cargo and off-loading vehicles.

Dock workers perform a variety of functions, such as receiving and unloading freight from vehicles, trucks, or ships, loading and unloading bulk cargo, and moving materials in and around the terminal.

Dock workers may assist with terminal operations, such as refueling, fueling, and fueling and cleaning trucks, as well as ship operations such as securing cargo and off-loading materials.

Dock workers are employed in an organization's dock operations or in an organization's dispatch.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Dock Workers to join our team! We offer competitive pay and benefits, and the opportunity to work with a great company. We're looking for hardworking, reliable employees who are interested in a long-term career with our company.

Dock Worker Duties:

  • Ensure that all materials, equipment, supplies, and personnel are appropriately coordinated to meet project goals
  • Maintain relationships with general contractors
  • Plan and organize work in accordance with health and safety standards
  • Follow procedures as developed by the general contractor, and ensure goals are accomplished
  • Maintain adequate records documenting work activities
  • Identify and resolve any problems or accidents
  • Follow specified safety procedures

Dock Worker Responsibilities:

  • Assist in loading and unloading cargo, freight, and containers from and onto ships, barges, trucks, and trailers
  • Work with shipping and receiving paperwork, maintain inventory, and record data
  • Train new hires on inventory and dock procedures
  • Operate forklifts, hand carts, and pallet jacks to perform warehouse and dock duties
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations, procedures, and practices
  • Maintain the cleanliness of work area
  • Maintain safety practices

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Able to work in a physically demanding environment
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of customer service practices
  • Ability to lift 50 Lbs.

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values, and we welcome applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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