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Formal education is not usually required to become a hand laborer or material mover. Employers typically require only that applicants be physically able to perform the work.Education
There are no formal education requirements to become a hand laborer or material mover.Training
Most positions for hand laborers and material movers require less than 1 month of on-the-job training. Some workers need only a few days of training, and most training is done by a supervisor or a more experienced worker who decides when trainees are ready to work on their own.
Workers learn safety rules as part of their training. Many of these rules are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Refuse and recyclable material collectors who drive trucks that exceed a certain capacity—such as vehicles with the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo exceeding 26,000 pounds—must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Obtaining a CDL requires passing written, skill, and vision tests.Important Qualities
Customer-service skills. Hand laborers and material movers who work with the public, such as grocery baggers or car wash attendants, must be pleasant and courteous to customers.
Hand–eye coordination. Most hand laborers and material movers use their arms and hands to manipulate objects or move objects into specific positions.
Listening skills. Hand laborers and material movers follow instructions that a supervisor gives them.
Physical stamina. Hand laborers and material movers need the endurance to perform strenuous tasks, such as moving or cleaning objects, throughout the day.
Physical strength. Some workers must be able to lift and carry heavy objects.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|House Worker General||Vikas Tiwari||Jersey City, NJ||Mar 15, 2012||$38,085|
|House Worker General||Cholada Thinprapaaram||Malverne, NY||Oct 06, 2016||$30,597 -
|House Worker, General||Natasha Museles||Rockville, MD||Apr 18, 2011||$25,044|
|House Worker||Harbhajan Singh||Passaic, NJ||Jul 15, 2008||$25,044|
|Nursery/Green House Workers||Millbrook Cricket Farms||Richland, MS||Feb 18, 2016||$22,310|
|Nursery/Green House Workers||Coach's Cedar Creek||Lucedale, MS||Aug 28, 2016||$22,310|
|Nursery/Green House Workers||Coach's Cedar Creek||Lucedale, MS||Aug 24, 2015||$21,246|
|House Worker||Benjamin Cabalo||Chino Hills, CA||Oct 18, 2007||$20,995|
|Nursery/Green House Workers||Millbrook Cricket Farms||Richland, MS||Feb 04, 2015||$20,599|
|Nursery/Green House Workers||Coach's Cedar Creek||Lucedale, MS||Aug 15, 2014||$20,599|
|House Worker General||Nishi Doshi & Naren Doshi||Fort Lee, NJ||Jul 15, 2008||$19,785|
|House Worker||Sharon Seibert||Avalon, CA||Feb 11, 2008||$19,326|
|House Worker, General||Kiwah Island Inn Company LLC DBA Kiawah Island GOL||SC||Apr 01, 2012||$18,345|
|Poultry House Worker||Chick Castle LLC||Orangeburg, SC||Sep 15, 2015||$18,261|
|House Worker, Live In||Pamela Hoff||Wayne, NJ||Mar 11, 2009||$17,990|
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