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Elementary Storage Occupations

Job holders in this unit group supply berthed ships with water, oil and petroleum, load and unload cargo from ships, boats and barges, and perform other elementary goods handling and storage related tasks.

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About this Career


Average salary

New workers start around £15,306.88. Normal pay is £29,465 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £42,670.33.


Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily 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.

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