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Dock Load Specialist

Watertown, SD, US




Position Overview

This position 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. This position will be responsible for completing shipments by processing and loading orders. Handles basic issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.



  • Adhere to Terex safety policies and procedures
  • Adhere to and promote The Terex Way Values
  • Responsible for moving, stocking, receiving, and packing outbound warehouse merchandise.
  • Operates warehouse equipment as needed to complete tasks
  • Responsible for following warehouse safety regulations
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints and order acknowledgment
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work under general supervision; instructions and guidance provided on procedural changes, new regulations, etc.
  • Have the knowledge to position all types of units or any given mix of units and bodies on a step deck or flatbed trailer.
  • 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
  • Maintain clean work area and participate in 5s standards
  • Troubleshoot basic issues and problems
  • Flex into other areas and departments as needed
  • All other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications

  • 0-2 years of experience in material handling equipment operation


Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and/or equivalent experience
  • Possess beginning to working knowledge of the subject matter
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to accurately read and understand tape measurements
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as simple hand tools and hand-powered hydraulic material handling devices
  • Ability to perform in several areas and will be assigned to several if required
  • Must be certified to drive a forklift or have the skills to obtain certification and perform maintenance checks each use.
  • Must be certified to operate a crane or have the skills to obtain certification and perform maintenance checks each use.
  • Understand and demonstrate basic computer skills


Physical Requirements of the Job

Physical requirements of the job are classified as medium to heavy. Physical demand requirements are in excess of light work. Medium to heavy work is defined as:

  • 10 to 40 pounds of force frequently, may include pushing, pulling and lifting
  • 40 to 100 pounds of force occasionally with assistance of machinery or others to move objects
  • Ability to stand on concrete for 10+ hours per shift


Specific Competencies

  • Ability to possess good mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all team members     
  • Ability to function as a team member and contribute to group goals while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a responsible manner
  • Ability to recognize potential safety hazards and take appropriate actions to minimize risks
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information
  • Ability to have acceptable attendance for company standard; provides adequate notification; aware of impact on organization. 


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