Loader Helper

Assist Loaders I in pumping liquid chemicals.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Loader Helpers do?

Assists LOADER I in pumping liquid chemicals, petroleum products, and other liquids into or from tank cars, trucks, or barges, performing any combination of following duties: Cleans tanks, using brooms, hose, and cleaning compound. Removes and replaces dome caps, using wrenches. Attaches ground cable to truck to prevent sparks due to static electricity when flammable or volatile material is to be loaded or unloaded. Connects hose to outlet plugs at bottom of tank to prepare car for unloading. Disconnects hose and replaces plugs after unloading, using wrenches. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Loader Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Car-Unloader Helper

    How to become a Loader Helper

    Most Loader Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9adaac&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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