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Kaimahi Taunga Waka

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Stevedores operate a variety of heavy machinery to load, unload, tally and stow the cargo of a ship.


New stevedores usually earn

$40K-$80K per year

Stevedores in a supervisory role usually earn

$80K-$130K per year

Source: Port Industry Association, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a stevedore are average due to an increase in casual labour, but variable shipping schedules.
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Stevedores operate heavy vehicles and machinery

Last updated 26 June 2018