Snapshot

Freight or Cargo Handlers load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, and transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and storage facilities.

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Freight or Cargo Handler
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
17,100
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1329
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.
  • labelling goods with customers' details and destinations
  • loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads
  • assisting to tie down loads and cover them with tarpaulins
  • performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and despatch
  • opening and closing hatches and securing cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
  • transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems
  • stacking cargo on pallets, trays, flats and slings to facilitate transfer to and from ships

Job Titles

  • Freight Handler
  • Cargo Handler

Other Careers In This Industry

Job Vacancies

  • Fri 7 May , 2021
  • Hazelmere, Western Australia
  • Warehouse Production/Pick Packer

  • ALFRED E. CHAVE PTY. LTD.
  • We have several warehouse and manufacturing clients based in Brisbane Inner Suburbs looking for laborers and pick pack workers. Experience is not necessary, but willingness to learn and grow attitude is crucial, we’ll provide the training. The role is essential to ensuring our customers receive the correct deliveries at the correct time and uphold our promise of delivering exactly.
  • Manufacturing, Transport & LogisticsStorepersons
  • Sat 1 May , 2021
  • Rocklea, Queensland
  • Tue 27 Apr , 2021
  • Sydney, New South Wales
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