Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
Skills & Knowledge
Most Important Skills for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
- Monitoring Equipment—Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Operating Equipment—Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Monitoring Performance—Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Reading—Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Listening—Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Controlling Quality—Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Coordinating with Others—Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Making Decisions—Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Managing Time—Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Solving Complex Problems—Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Most Important Knowledge Areas for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
- Mechanical—Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Production and Processing—Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Clerical—Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Transportation—Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
- English Language—Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Public Safety and Security—Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Education and Training—Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Chemistry—Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
- Computers and Electronics—Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Customer and Personal Service—Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:
- Realistic—Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Conventional—Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Describe Your Skills
People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.
- Monitoring information from a variety of sources to find problems.
- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to find or fix problems.
- Collecting information from different sources.
- Compiling, calculating, tabulating, or otherwise processing information.
- Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
- Documenting or recording information.
- Making decisions or solving problems.
- Evaluating information to determine compliance with standards.
The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders.
- Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
- Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
- Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
- Oil, Gas, and Mining Service Unit Operators
- Extraction Worker Helpers
- Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
- Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
- Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators
- Explosives Workers
- Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
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