Boat Loader II

Tend winches and loading chutes to load barges with iron ore at dock.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$25,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Boat Loader IIs do?

Tends winch and loading chute to load boats and barges with iron ore at dock: Selects pocket of ore from list submitted by dock supervisor. Starts power winch that moves boat, by means of cables looped over dock pilings at bow, along rail and stern of boat until hatch is opposite ore pocket. Pulls overhead cables to lower ore chute, allowing ore to flow into hatch. Trims or evens distribution of ore in hold by raising and lowering chute to prevent listing of boat.

Should I be a Boat Loader II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to become a Boat Loader II

    Most Boat Loader IIs have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2868%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,68,68
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