Dock Worker Job Description

Dock Worker Job Description

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Dock worker provides coaching and counseling on forklift productivity and dock operations processes based on SOPs and operational and system station targets.

Dock Worker Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Oversee dock access for employees, contractors, and vendors at the Office Center located in Wayzata, MN
Use fork lifts, hand trucks, and pallet jacks
Secure cargo using chains, load bars, wood blocks, straps
At first of shift, take inventory by sticking or sight glass
All loading and unloading areas should be clean and free from possible safety hazards
Used and Empty Drum Staging Area should be maintained, clean and free from possible safety hazards
Maintenance performed on all pump gear boxes in the loading and unloading areas
All tanks should be maintained, capped/sealed to prevent the accumulation of moisture
All tanks in the New Tank Staging area to be delivered to our customers must be inspected inside and out, proper decals and placards applied
Used tanks brought in from the field must be inspected for holes, dents, or cracks

Dock Worker Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Dock Worker

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the dock worker job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School Degree in Education

Skills for Dock Worker

Desired skills for dock worker include:

State and federal regulations
Supplies and other tools necessary
Warehouse Process for sanitation
How much of each variety is in each tray
Where products are located on shipping dock
Computer software applications
Machines and tools
Ability to operate a forklift and meet medium level physical exertion requirements
Food safety requirements

Desired experience for dock worker includes:

Must be flexible to work weekends and overtime as needed
Strong computer skills, including the use of MS Outlook and Excel
Must to be able to lift up to 75 lbs
Previous dock and/or warehouse experience for a transportation company is a MUST
Cross-dock an asset
Experience driving a shunt truck is preferred

Dock Worker Examples


Dock Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a dock worker. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for dock worker
  • Any product being delivered from an outside carrier must be sampled and approved before offloading
  • Notify Terminal Manager of any unsafe equipment, unsafe procedures/practices or any situation which will jeopardize the safety, control of company assets
  • Lifting up to 50lbs consecutively
  • Efficiently sort, handle, load and unload palletized and non-palletized freight
  • Use appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including pallet jack, forklift and by hand
  • Work in a safe, efficient manner, adhering to company safety policies
  • Use mobile handheld devices to scan and track shipments
  • Work on a dock that is not climate-controlled for extended periods of time
Qualifications for dock worker
  • Flexible work week
  • CDL certified a plus
  • Organized, ability to manage time, work with minimal direction, and have the ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to safely enter the cab of truck, even when surfaces are slick
  • Physically able to lift up to 80 lbs frequently
  • Physically able to push/pull up to 150 lbs frequently

Dock Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a dock worker. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for dock worker
  • Dock Worker
  • Verify products numbers, attention to detail
  • Stage materials based on customers
  • Must be able to submit to a background check and drug test
  • Must be able to provide two form of identification to verify eligibility of employment
  • Must be able to commit to a long term opportunity
Qualifications for dock worker
  • Physically able to sit and/or drive for long periods of time
  • Physically able to climb a 10' ladder
  • Ability to work in and around chemicals and fuels
  • Able to stoop, bend, conduct work overhead for extended periods of time
  • Must have some warehouse experience
  • Must be able to work at a consistent pace

Dock Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of dock worker. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for dock worker
  • Shippers are responsible for the security of the facility during and upon leaving their shift
  • Turn off all fans, lights, close and lock all doors at the end of each shift
  • Shippers are to use the Time Clock at all times to punch in and out for their shift
  • Shippers will participate in company Safety Training or other meetings as necessary
  • Fill in for Depot Coordinator as needed due to vacations/days off
  • Assist Depot Coordinator as needed and other duties as assigned
Qualifications for dock worker
  • Separate Product to the routes and store in lanes for Independent Operators NOT OVER 14 trays high on a dolly
  • Separate product at a pace of 1500 units per hour
  • All product will be stacked onto a dolly before staging in an IO lane
  • May be required to often climb up on a portable safety ladder/dolly in order to down stack product delivered by transport higher than 14 trays high
  • Products are to be separated into “Like categories”
  • When changing products within a stack such as a different bun, the “window” of the trays should face the same direction in order for the IO to be able to count his/her product upon arrival

Dock Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of dock worker. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for dock worker
  • Previous dock experience is an asset
  • Self-motivated and safety-minded
  • Work efficiently with little to no supervision
  • Dock environment includes close proximity to moving vehicles and equipment
  • Physical labour (bending crouching)
  • Outside in varying weather conditions
Qualifications for dock worker
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, carry, squat, twist, kneel, and reach
  • Must wear proper uniform as required
  • Follow Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines- equipment required will include non-skid safety shoes and gloves
  • 1 year of warehouse experience (Plus)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced active environment
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple priorities

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