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Core Tasks

  • X-rays cargo.
  • Directs the movement and operation of vehicles, such as lorries and cranes, on site.
  • Removes grappling attachment from cargo and stows cargo in hold or loads cargo on to transport or into warehouses.
  • Attaches winch or crane hooks, slings, ropes or clamps to load, signals to crane driver to commence lifting, visually checks that load is balanced and ensures that route is clear for movement.
  • Arranges cargo on quayside or in hold for loading or unloading and selects appropriate hook, chain, rope, sling or other grappling attachment.
  • Attaches hoses to ship’s flow connections, starts pump to transfer oil, petroleum or water to and from a ship and uncouples hose system when loading/discharging is complete.

Education Requirements

Level Percentage
Level 0 13.956079%
Level 1 6.086887%
Level 2 21.355824%
Level 3 29.654678%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 8.497772%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 20.448759%

Salary Levels


Potential Salary


Entry Level Salary


Average Salary


Annual Openings