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Tower Loader Operator

Operate mechanical loading towers to load ships with bulk raw materials.

What does a Tower Loader Operator do?

Operates mechanical loading tower to load ships and barges with bulk raw materials, such as coal, iron ore, or iron pellets: Moves controls and levers and depresses pedals to position tower for loading operations, to lower conveyor directly over vessel hatch, and to position chute to guide materials into hold of ship. Starts conveyor belt to convey materials from stockpile or gondola cars into hold of vessel. Moves chute controls to spread materials evenly throughout hold of vessel. Adjusts and makes minor repairs to tower and accessory equipment.