Student Veterans of America Jobs

Welcome to SVA’s jobs portal, your one-stop shop for finding the most up to date source of employment opportunities. We have partnered with the National Labor Exchange to provide you this information. You may be looking for part-time employment to supplement your income while you are in school. You might be looking for an internship to add experience to your resume. And you may be completing your training ready to start a new career. This site has all of those types of jobs.

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Job Information

Watco Companies L.L.C. Barge Dock Hand (Day Shift) - Louisville, KY in KY, United States

Hourly pay rate: $18.00 - $20.00

Schedule: M-F 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Must be available for overtime and weekend work as needed

General Purpose

Watco's Louisville River Road Marine Terminal handles primarily coal, salt, fertilizer, and other dry bulk products. As a Dock Hand, you will assist the Operators with removing and resetting barge covers, climbing in and out of barges, and assist with securing and moving barges as needed. This position also requires operating a skid steer to move materials.

Location Information

  • Terminal Address: 2611 Buddeke Rd. Louisville, KY 40206

  • Additional Location Information: Click Here (

    Position Description

  • Must communicate to all crew members any special instructions for the day and ensure all Team Members complete the job safely.

  • Must be flexible and able to work any shift.

  • This is a full time outside job in all weather conditions.

  • Operate in a manner where SAFETY and ENVIRONMENT are of the highest importance.

  • Operate within Watco’s Customer First Foundation Principals with the customer, safety and the team’s goals always a priority.

  • Ability to understand Watco Transload and Intermodal safety rules and regulations.

  • Learn from directions, observations, and mistakes and apply procedures using good judgement.

  • Perform structural inspections as required.

  • Prepare equipment for product transfer.

  • Complete all applicable documentation, inspections and recordkeeping.

  • Ability to pass Safety Course administered by customer.

  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

  • Snow/weed removal as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to use ladders to access barges.

  • Ability to work near water.

  • Remove and reset barge covers

  • Secure and assist moving barges as needed

  • Communicate with other team members using two way radio

  • Ability to pass training and required testing

  • A Valid Drivers License is preferred for this position

    Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment Used

  • Forklift, power tools, hydraulic equipment, power drills, and basic hand tools (i.e., wrench, screw driver, sockets, measuring tape, etc.) PPE: hard hat, safety glasses, splash goggles, face shield, gloves, steel toed boots, fire retardant clothing, full face respirator.