Stevedore II

Load and unload ships' cargoes.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stevedore IIs do?

Loads and unloads ships’ cargoes: Carries or moves cargo by handtruck to wharf and stacks cargo on pallets or cargo boards to facilitate transfer to and from ship. Stacks cargo in transit shed or in hold of ship as directed by HEADER. Attaches and moves slings used to lift cargo. Guides load being lifted to prevent swinging. Shores cargo in ship’s hold to prevent shifting during voyage. May be designated according to area in which work is performed as Stevedore, Dock; Stevedore, Front; Stevedore, Hold.


Should I be a Stevedore II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Stevedore II

    Most Stevedore IIs 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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