Pay for stevedores varies depending on the employer.
Source : Tranzqual ITO, Frequently Asked Questions, 2011 (now part of MITO).
What you will do
Stevedores may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Stevedores need to have :
There are no specific entry requirements to become a stevedore as you gain skills on the job. However, employers usually prefer you to have a driver's licence because most jobs on wharves involve driving vehicles.
A Class 2 (heavy vehicle) driver's licence with an F endorsement (allowing the vehicle to be driven on public roads) is the minimum needed to drive heavy vehicles such as straddle carriers and large fork-lifts.
Some employers may require you to pass a medical test.
There are no specific secondary education requirements for becoming a stevedore, but a minimum of NCEA Level 1 maths and English is recommended.
Stevedores need to be :
Experience with heavy machinery and vehicles such as fork-lifts, truck and trailer units and track and roller vehicles is useful.
Knowledge of port and freight industries and work experience at heavy plant facilities is also useful.
Stevedores need to be reasonably fit and healthy. They should have good upper body strength, hearing, eyesight (with or without corrective lenses) and balance.
They should also be comfortable working at heights. They should not have allergies or asthma because conditions can be dusty when dealing with cargo such as fertiliser.