Wharf Worker

Move grain spouts to load grain into holds of ships.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wharf Workers do?

Moves grain spouts to load grain into holds of ships: Unlashes grain spout, and lowers, raises, and changes direction of spout to test operation of guide ropes and hand winches. Lowers spout into hold of ship and directs spout toward specified compartment. Signals CONVEYOR-SYSTEM OPERATOR to start flow of grain. Moves spout in various directions to load grain evenly into compartment.

Should I be a Wharf Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Ash Pit Worker, Ash Worker, Bag Worker, Barrow Worker, Box Worker, Cargo Station Worker, Cargo Worker, Car Worker See More

    How to become a Wharf Worker

    Most Wharf Workers 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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