Driver's assistant - Salary and Career
Goods loading and unloading workers

Driver's assistant - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They prepare loading and unloading of goods, move and secure goods and loads on ships, aircraft, trucks, wagons and port facilities, deliver and collect orders, handle special loads, repair damaged packages and control the quality of the services provided. They operate loading and unloading equipment, connect pipelines to cargo loading facilities. They carry out cleaning and conservation activities in port warehouses and on ships, establish communication, issuing, receiving and verifying messages, notifying and requesting information, authorizations and guidelines for transport, loading and unloading of goods. Mooring and unmooring vessels.

How much does an Driver's assistant earn

A Driver's assistant earns between $1.140 and $2.415 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.404 and a median salary of $1.312 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 318.165 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Driver's assistant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.404 16.853 351 6
1º Quartile 1.140 13.676 285 5
Median Salary 1.312 15.744 328 6
3º Quartile 1.841 22.097 460 8
Higher Salary 2.415 28.975 604 11

Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • cross function workers
      • rail maneuvering and moving and cargo workers
        • goods loading and unloading workers

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Main workplaces

Goods loading and unloading workers the positions of this CBO family perform their functions in land, air and water transport companies and in those whose activities are considered annexes and auxiliaries of the transport sector. Workers in the loader (aircraft) and loader (warehouse) occupations are hired as salaried workers, with a formal contract, while those in the assistant driver, loader (land transport vehicles) and longshoreman occupations work as self-employed and, therefore, without employment links. The mooring and unmooring of vessels can work with a formal contract or as a single person. The majority of the workers in the bloqueeiro occupation and the port workers in the foreman work as part-time workers and therefore have no employment relationship. Depending on the occupation and the size of the means of transport, they work in pairs or groups, under occasional and permanent supervision, indoors, outdoors and in vehicles. They can work during the day, in day and night shifts and at irregular hours. They can work in uncomfortable positions for long periods, at great heights and in confined spaces. They can sometimes be exposed to radiation, loud noise, high temperatures and toxic materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Goods loading and unloading workers

For the exercise of these occupations, no schooling is required, except for the occupation of blocker and port foreman, for which the 4th grade of the 1st degree is required. Qualification courses are not required, except for the foreman who is required to have a basic course of up to 200 hours. Professional experience is not required for the blocker and for the port worker at the foreman. The time of experience required for the full performance of the function for the other occupations is less than one year.

Functions and activities of Driver's assistant

Goods loading and unloading workers must:

  • perform cleaning and maintenance activities;
  • connect pipes to cargo shipment facility;
  • deliver and collect orders;
  • operating loading and unloading equipment;
  • control the quality of services provided;
  • deliver and collect parcels;
  • communicate;
  • mooring/untying vessels;
  • connect pipes to cargo shipment facilities;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • handle special loads;
  • operate loading and unloading equipment;
  • handling special cargo;
  • connect pipes to cargo shipping facilities;
  • fix loads;
  • securing loads;
  • repair damaged packages;
  • move goods and cargo on ships, aircraft, trucks, wagons and port facilities;
  • perform cleaning and conservation activities;
  • repair damaged packaging;
  • handle special cargo;
  • delivery and collect parcels;
  • control quality of services provided;
  • control the quality of the services provided;
  • handling special loads;
  • secure loads;
  • prepare loads and unloads of goods;
  • securing loads;
  • mooring/unmooring vessels;

  • Activities

    • operate turtle cart;
    • install load separators;
    • use epi;
    • control execution time of services;
    • operate crane on board, land, under wheels and rails;
    • operate tow tractor;
    • checking load lashing for movement;
    • gather scattered goods of bulk cargo);
    • handling chilled/frozen cargo in a refrigerated environment;
    • replace sealing tape on the package;
    • operate hydraulic trolley;
    • define material for shoring/branching;
    • consult street guide;
    • operate cargo handling panel in the aircraft;
    • receive messages;
    • order the movement of special loads;
    • check volume identification label;
    • move goods from vessels to trucks, wagons and warehouses;
    • install conveyor belt on ship;
    • separating dangerous goods into specific shipments (explosives);
    • demonstrate manual dexterity;
    • answer the communication radio for the driver;
    • notify the pilot of the aircraft about the transport of magnetic products;
    • operate loader;
    • perform minor repairs;
    • pulling the sheath rope;
    • establish procedures for handling special loads;
    • distribute goods in the compartments of aircraft, ships, wagons and trucks, according to scale;
    • inspect the distribution of cargo inside the ship;
    • storage goods in port facilities ;
    • protect cargo from the weather;
    • order delivery according to schedule;
    • deliver small volumes, in building and company ordinances;
    • control the execution time of the services;
    • repackage goods;
    • protect cargo from inclement weather;
    • identify faults;
    • connect air conditioning to aircraft;
    • receive lined line;
    • sew bags;
    • operating portainers and transtainers;
    • contact route controller;
    • operate main-deck;
    • pack goods bags;
    • operating crane on board, land, under wheels and rails;
    • propping drums;
    • sorting pouches by destination;
    • prioritize shipment by merchandise expiration date;
    • storage goods through equipment;
    • cutting wood for shoring/branching;
    • request new packaging of goods from the customer;
    • control box stacking limits;
    • request the crew to lace the cable;
    • propping loads;
    • check load for handling;
    • hitch loader and forklift;
    • check invoices;
    • positioning live animal cages in port facilities and ventilated basements;
    • recognize limits of physical capacity;
    • move goods from wagons, trucks, warehouses for ships and aircraft;
    • mooring goods and loads (lashing and unloading);
    • demonstrate motor skills;
    • clean basements;
    • prepare load for lifting;
    • lining holds and decks;
    • recognize limits of physical ability;
    • control the balanced distribution of cargo inside the ship;
    • identify the type of aircraft to be loaded;
    • cool the aircraft's landing gear;
    • release the cables (unpeel);
    • schedule transport, by type of load;
    • stowing goods in the holds and ship deck;
    • package perishable products in nets;
    • connect toilet service hoses;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • distribute cargo on pallets, barrels and containers;
    • demonstrate ability to comply with rules and procedures;
    • demonstrate adaptability;
    • guide crane and tractor operator through signals and/or radio communicator;
    • communicate moor when cables/ropes are in poor condition;
    • check product type for delivery;
    • work as a team;
    • separate damaged loads;
    • separating dangerous goods into specific (explosive) shipments;
    • shoring steel product;
    • check load lashing for movement;
    • monitor chemical leaks;
    • estivar embarkation of vehicles;
    • unitize loads and goods;
    • intervene in vehicle traffic;
    • open goods and volumes at the request of the official of organs competent bodies (spawning and spawning );
    • perform transshipment (washing);
    • guide the driver in the truck maneuver;
    • apply recommendations for handling and packaging contained in the packages;
    • position packages according to guidelines;
    • select lots for transport;
    • define material for lashing (lashing);
    • demonstrate ability to assess risk;
    • report change of route;
    • define material for lining;
    • move luggage on conveyor belts to embarkation/disembarkation;
    • bringing goods and loads (lashing and unloading);
    • define stowage of goods;
    • operate conveyor belts;
    • perform painting and conservation;
    • return damaged packaging;
    • deliver small volumes, at building and company ordinances;
    • operate forklifts;
    • stuck goods manually;
    • intervene in vehicular traffic;
    • request authorization to ship special goods;
    • adjust load size;
    • work as a team;
    • place cargo at the boarding;
    • work safely;
    • deliver parcels according to destination;
    • check the product delivery location in advance;
    • involve cargo with plastic and net;
    • launch the lined rope back to the vessel;
    • inspect labels on pallets, containers and goods;
    • clean port and retroport warehouses;
    • check messages on radio communicator;
    • operate excavators;
    • send message via auto track and fax;
    • collect disposable cargo waste;
    • inspect seals on pallets, containers and goods;
    • control boarding and disembarkation time;
    • operating forklifts;
    • advise the customer regarding the packaging of the goods;
    • control the temperature clock of the vat gauges;
    • operate ladder truck;
    • communicate by signs/orally with the crew;
    • check load plan;
    • orient pallet loader;
    • handling nuts in container handling;
    • forward loads to cold rooms;
    • take initiative;
    • indicate a place for storing special cargo;
    • connect power plant to aircraft;
    • orient pallet loader;
    • repair goods packages;
    • clean machines and tanks;
    • request new merchandise packaging from the customer;
    • control flow meter clock;
    • find delivery address;
    • give vehicle positioning, risk management;
    • separate parcels and goods according to destination;
    • protect loads from the weather;
    • operate ship loaders;
    • control the level of on-board tanks;
    • connect hose for shipping liquid goods;
    • unload goods;
    • beat rust;
    • tranship goods;
    • demonstrate attention;
    • move hospital supplies;
    • check dangerous goods labels;
    • make pertinent notes;
    • check load weight;
    • distribute cargo in mobile racks and fixed;
    • perform the maneuver of cables (pulling ships);
    • repair drums and all types of packaging;
    • operate platform cart;
    • define load cubing;
    • driving land motor vehicles;
    • put the cable on the bollard (coil);
    • operate overhead crane for loading and unloading goods;
    • demonstrate a sense of responsibility;

    Sectors that hire Driver's assistant the most in the job market

    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • general building material retail trade
    • road cargo transport
    • temporary labor lease
    • loading and unloading
    • wholesale of beer, draft and soft drinks
    • building materials retail trade
    • liquid gas petroleum effect (lpg) retail trade
    • wholesale of food products in general
    • combined office and administrative support services

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