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Dock Load Specialist

Watertown, SD, US

Job ID: 4362 

Location: US-SD Watertown HR 

Department:  Operations 



Position Description: Performs a variety of work related to movement of materials and finished goods, i.e. stack, load, unload, pull and put away materials in plant and yard.



  • Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints and order acknowledgment.
  • Must have some computer skills.
  • Must be certified to drive a forklift or have the skills to obtain certification and perform maintenance checks each use.
  • Must have ability to properly crate and protect materials using hand and power tools, to include power saw, air stapler, and banding tools for domestic and export orders.
  • Check crating and pad protection; check carton seal and banding to insure travel quality.
  • Prepare bills of lading and shipping reports.
  • Check off shipments and observe truck loading operations, bracing and securing of loads to insure safe arrival.
  • Work with R/P orders, shipping instructions and regulations.
  • Use measuring scale, weighing and counting scales.
  • Work under general supervision; instructions and guidance provided on procedural changes, new regulations, etc.
  • Interpret order acknowledgment as to ship loose bill of material.
  • Have the knowledge to position all types of units or any given mix of units and bodies on a step deck or flatbed trailer.
  • Understand the procedure for chaining and securing the units to the trailer for safe and damage free transport to the end customer.
  • Must have the knowledge and skills to transport large units around the plant and dock area in a safe and damage free manor.  Understand what types of fixtures to use for picking and moving each type of product.
  • Understand DOT rules and regulations for transport of all types of loads on highways.
  • Be able to perform these duties in all types of weather.
  • Certified Welder preferred, but not required.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • A Loader is usually assigned to one area, but must possess the ability to perform in several areas and will be assigned to several if required.
  • Exposure to all kinds of weather. 
  • Certain personal protective equipment is required.
  • Compliance with all applicable occupational health and safety required.



Physical requirements of the job are classified as medium to heavy.  Ability to lift 40 lbs on your own or more than 40 lbs with the assistance of others or machinery.

Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota