Longshore workers operate industrial trucks, tractors, and other mobile equipment to transfer containers/other cargo within range of cranes/hoists on dock areas. They operate winches/other hoisting devices to load/unload cargo on/off ships, and operate me
Material handlers (manual) load, unload, and move products by hand or on dollies or other basic material-handling equipment.
Material handlers (equipment operators) operate winches and other loading devices, industrial trucks, tractors, and loaders to transport/retrieve materials. They also operate various types of equipment/conveyors to handle liquid, bulk, and other materials
1. Wholesale trade - 21.0%
2. Transportation and warehousing - 19.0%
3. Retail trade - 14.0%
4. Wood product manufacturing - 5.0%
5. Food manufacturing - 5.0%
6. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 4.0%
1. In general, you usually need some high school education.
2. To be a longshore worker, you receive on-the-job training.
3. To be a material handler (manual), you must have the physical strength to work with heavy materials.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
4. Physical Education
The average hourly wages for Longshore Workers and Material Handlers and Related Occupations is $14.22/HR, which is below average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.