Loader and Unloader

Loader Operator

Minimum 5th


Will be updated

The tasks a Loader and Unloader is expected to perform include:

Loading and unloading cargo and freight in ships, railway wagons, boats, aircraft, motor transport, conveyers, cranes and/or other animal or hand-drawn vehicles

Proficient in performing operations such as shifting, stacking, counting loads or bundles

Will be updated

Work independently

Willing to perform laborious tasks



Physically fit

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum 9 hours of working everyday for 6 days per week

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, fall, injury, etc.

For freshers ?INR5,000 toINR6,000 per month

For candidates with 1 year or more of experience ?INR6,000 toINR11,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

At FCI, some loaders earn more than Rs 4 lakh/monthA six-figure salary would normally be associated with MBAs, doctors or engineers. But some loaders at the state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) too earn that much.In August 2014, 370 workers received more than Rs 4 lakh in wages, incentives, arrears and overtime allowance. Another 386 workers received between Rs 2 lakh and 2.50 lakh in the same month.More than 6,000 workers at the agency, responsible for procuring, storing and transporting foodgrains in the country, received Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. Often, well paid loaders hire workers -- or what is known as 'proxy labour' -- for Rs 7,000-8,000 to do their work.


Automotive industry

Agriculture industry

Logistics industry

Cities and towns across India