Work With Cargo
Where it all starts.
Want to be in the middle of the action? Looking to get in on the ground floor in a very exciting and dynamic industry so you can work your way up the ladder? Well, working the docks is a great place to start. Here, you'll learn all the ins and outs of the industry and get to meet key people who can help further your career.
- What would I do?
- Where would I work?
- How do I get to be a Dock Worker?
- Where would I go from here?
- How do I get started?
What would I do?
As a Dock Worker, you must ensure that freight is loaded onto trucks and trailers according to company, federal and provincial regulations. At the same time, you must maintain the company's shipping schedule. You'll load and unload trailers, and move freight, using equipment such as forklifts, dollies or carts, or manually handle freight with or without assistance.
You must efficiently sort, handle and load freight into trailers without putting the safety of the vehicle at risk or increasing the chances of the freight being damaged while in transit. That's why you'll have to take great care in handling products when loading and unloading.
While generally considered an entry-level position, starting out as a Dock Worker may lead to other jobs in the trucking industry. These include promotions within cargo handling operations or positions outside of the cargo handling area, namely in driving.