Casual Longshoreman Salary
The average pay for a Casual Longshoreman is $19.00 per hour.
Job Description for Casual Longshoreman
A casual longshoreman, sometimes called a cargo specialist, oversees transfer of cargo and equipment for a transportation system; these systems may include boats, planes, trucks and/or trains. Casual longshoremen are temporary employees who receive longshoreman assignments as they arise. The typical locations in which a casual longshoreman works include airports, railways, seaports and ocean beach terminals. They may use a variety of methods to conduct loading such as by crane, top handler and hand. Their hours vary depending on their employer, assignments available and the hours in which cargo arrives or departs. Casual longshoremen must have the physical strength necessary to conduct loading and unloading, as well as the ability to work effectively in a team setting.Read More...
To work on a dock, casual longshoremen must obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. They generally obtain work on a job-by-job basis, such as by visiting the local longshoreman union's hall to see what assignments are available that day. Casual longshoremen may obtain credentialing as an identified casual longshoreman, which may help them obtain assignments. Casual longshoremen may decide to join a union such as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union or the International Longshoremen's Association to obtain work.