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Cargo Inspector Salary
in Alabama, United States

$31,858 (USD)

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Last updated: March 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cargo Inspector is $31,858 a year and $15 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Cargo Inspector is between $24,275 and $38,114. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Cargo Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Inspects crude and refined petroleum before and after transfer from terminal tanks to ship tanks to determine if it meets prescribed standards.
  • Lowers sample container into ship tanks to obtain sample of oil residue and into terminal tanks to sample oil, or opens bleeder valves on pipelines to obtain sample.
  • Concludes amount and type of bottom sediment, water, and foreign substance present in oil sample, using centrifugal tester and following standard formulas.
  • Lowers thermometer into tanks to obtain temperature reading, and determines quantity of oil in ship tanks, using calibrated tape and conversion tables.
  • Records test results.
  • Turns valves to close tanks, inspects valves for leaks, and clamps seal around valves to secure tank contents.
  • Prepares, verifies, and examines cargo ladings, oil transportation records, and export records.
  • May direct Boat Loader in taking samples and assist in loading and unloading oil.
  • May lubricate and adjust valves, using grease gun, oilcan, and hand tools.
Cargo Inspector Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Cargo Inspector jobs: 210

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Cargo Inspector Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Heavy Equipment Operator
Mar 13
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Load and unload cargo * Inspect trucks before and after use * Communicate need for maintenance or repair * Adhere to safety policies and procedures Qualifications: * Previous experience in a ...
Quality Control Inspector I
Jan 17
Cullman, AL, USA
Onin Staffing
The Quality Control Inspector must apply the methods and procedures prescribed in the Quality System. The incumbent must be a quick-thinking, self-motivated and detailed orientated individual with ...
Quality Inspector - 4426377
Feb 13
Madison, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
Is now hiring for an electronics industry Quality Inspector in Madison, AL Job Description: Qualified candidates will visually inspect pcb's for conformance to IPC 610/J-STD-001 prior to SMT Touchup
NDT II Inspector X-Ray (RT)
Mar 7
Oxford, AL, USA
Pro-Tech Search, Inc.
NDT Level II X-Ray or RT Inspector Direct Hire- Anniston, AL NDT II - Nondestructive Testing - X-Ray (Computed Radiography) or RT My Client is seeking to hire (2) additional NDTII Technicians to join ...
Quality Inspector - 4437999
Feb 22
Fort Deposit, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
Inspect incoming CKD parts. Lifting parts up to 50 lbs. Count and inventory incoming parts. Perform inspections to ensure Quality of outgoing assemblies as needed. Operate scanners, computers, and ...
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