Wharf Tender

Signal Hot-Car Operators to dump coke onto wharf.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wharf Tenders do?

Signals HOT-CAR OPERATOR to dump coke onto wharf. Quenches hot spots in dumped coke, using water hose, to prevent burning of conveyor belt. Pushes and pulls lever gates to control flow of coke from wharf onto conveyor belt. Shovels spilled coke onto conveyor.

Should I be a Wharf Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Mixer Tender

    How to become a Wharf Tender

    Most Wharf Tenders 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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