Perform loading and unloading operations


Load and unload materials from containers, manually or using appropriate tools. Load hoppers, containers, or conveyors to feed machines with products, using tools such as forklifts, transfer augers, suction gates, shovels, or pitchforks.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Perform loading and unloading operations is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Perform loading and unloading operations is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Land-based machinery operator: Land-based machinery operators operate specialised equipment and machinery for agricultural production and maintenance of landscape.
Cylinder filler: Cylinder fillers operate and maintain the equipment and containers used to fill cylinders with gases in liquefied or compressed state.
Automated assembly line operator: Automated assembly line operators operate, maintain and clean production machines. They are responsible for the assembly of a whole product or a part of a product. Automated assembly line operators perform all tasks in a production process via a rotation system.
Glass beveller: Glass bevellers measure, cut, assemble and install flat glass and mirrors. They also load and unload glass, mirrors and equipment, drive to installation sites, install metal or wood frameworks that need to be fitted with glass, and work according to client specifications.
Rubber dipping machine operator: Rubber dipping machine operators dip forms into liquid latex to manufacture rubber products such as balloons, finger cots or prophylactics. They mix the latex and pour it into the machine. Rubber dipping machine operators take a sample of latex goods after final dip and weigh it. They add ammonia or more latex to machine if the product does not meet requirements.
Compression moulding machine operator: Compression moulding machine operators set up and operate machines to mould plastic products, according to requirements. They select and install dies on press. Compression moulding machine operators weigh the amount of premixed compound needed and pour it into the die well. They regulate the temperature of dies.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022