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Working As A Line Up Worker

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Deal with People

  • Stressful

  • $22,964

    Average Salary

What Does A Line Up Worker Do

Hand laborers and material movers manually move freight, stock, or other materials. Others feed or remove material to or from machines, clean vehicles, pick up unwanted household goods, and pack materials for moving.

Duties

Hand laborers and material movers typically do the following:

  • Manually move material from one place to another
  • Pack or wrap products by hand
  • Keep a record of the material they move
  • Signal machine operators who help move material
  • Clean cars, equipment, and workplaces

In warehouses and wholesale and retail operations, hand laborers and material movers work closely with material moving machine operators and material recording clerks. Some workers are employed in manufacturing industries, where they load material onto conveyor belts or other machines.

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment wash automobiles and other vehicles, as well as storage tanks, pipelines, and related machinery. They use cleaning products, vacuums, hoses, and brushes. Most of these workers clean cars at a car wash, an automobile dealership, or a rental agency. Some clean industrial equipment at manufacturing firms. Some—for example, those who work at a car wash—interact with customers.

Hand laborers and freight, stock, and material movers move materials to and from storage and production areas, loading docks, delivery trucks, ships, and containers. Although their specific duties may vary, most of these movers, often called pickers, work in warehouses. Some workers retrieve products from storage and move them to loading areas. Other workers load and unload cargo from a truck. When moving a package, pickers keep track of the package number, sometimes with a hand-held scanner, to ensure proper delivery. Sometimes they open containers and sort the material.

Hand packers and packagers package a variety of materials by hand. They may label cartons, inspect items for defects, and keep records of items packed. Some of these workers pack materials for shipment and move them to a loading dock. Many hand packers are employed by grocery stores, where they bag groceries for customers at checkout.

Machine feeders and offbearers process materials by feeding them into equipment or by removing them from equipment. The equipment is generally operated by other workers, such as material moving machine operators. Machine feeders and offbearers help the operator if the machine becomes jammed or needs minor repairs. Machine feeders track the amount of material they process during a shift.

Refuse and recyclable material collectors gather garbage and recyclables from homes and businesses to transport to a dump, landfill, or recycling center. Many collectors lift garbage cans by hand and empty them into their truck. Some collectors drive the garbage or recycling truck along a scheduled route. When collecting materials from a dumpster, drivers use a hydraulic lift to empty the contents of the dumpster into their truck.

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How To Become A Line Up Worker

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.

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Line Up Worker Career Paths

Line Up Worker
Warehouse Worker Warehouse Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Ship Worker Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Operations Manager General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
9 Yearsyrs
Assembly Line Worker Material Handler Maintenance Technician
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Ship Worker Forklift Operator Carpenter
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Driver
Lead Driver
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Production Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Security Officer Account Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Account Executive
Sales/Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Service Technician
Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Packer Operator Shipping And Receiving Clerk
Shipping And Receiving Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Picker And Packer Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Assembler Shipping Clerk
Shipping Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Security Officer Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Driver Instructor Trainer
Training Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Assembly Line Worker Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
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Line Up Worker Demographics

Gender

Male

54.1%

Female

44.0%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

66.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.2%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

3.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.0%

French

8.2%

German

4.5%

Russian

2.4%

Japanese

2.0%

Polish

1.6%

Hmong

1.2%

Khmer

1.2%

Italian

1.2%

Arabic

1.2%

Thai

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Carrier

0.8%

Swedish

0.4%

Dutch

0.4%

Ukrainian

0.4%

Wolof

0.4%

Bambara

0.4%

Navajo

0.4%

Filipino

0.4%
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Line Up Worker Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.0%

Henry Ford College

7.5%

Lansing Community College

6.9%

Fox Valley Technical College

5.9%

Kaplan University

5.6%

Grand Rapids Community College

5.4%

Hinds Community College

5.2%

Northcentral Technical College

4.4%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

4.2%

Kirkwood Community College

4.2%

Baker College

4.0%

Vincennes University

3.8%

Ashford University

3.8%

Southwestern Illinois College

3.6%

Western Michigan University

3.6%

Liberty University

3.6%

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

3.6%

Indiana State University

3.6%

Kankakee Community College

3.4%

Holmes Community College

3.4%
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Majors

Business

20.3%

General Studies

9.9%

Criminal Justice

9.2%

Nursing

6.9%

Psychology

5.8%

Health Care Administration

5.6%

Medical Assisting Services

4.8%

Computer Science

4.4%

Automotive Technology

3.9%

Nursing Assistants

3.7%

Accounting

3.5%

Education

2.8%

Culinary Arts

2.7%

Precision Metal Working

2.7%

Graphic Design

2.7%

Liberal Arts

2.4%

Cosmetology

2.3%

Biology

2.1%

Communication

2.1%

Kinesiology

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

48.7%

Bachelors

19.6%

Associate

16.7%

Certificate

8.2%

Diploma

3.4%

Masters

2.6%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Line Up Worker

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  1. Particular Production Process
  2. Inspect Parts
  3. Product Line
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  • Rotated through all the tasks required in a particular production process.
  • Operate press machine - Inspect parts according to standards - Package and load completed pallets - Meet daily quota on consistent basis
  • Maintained productivity / quality control standards Responsible for final labeling & Shipment of product Line Supervisor
  • Performed close-of-business day tasks which included proper packing and storing of food items, carefully following professional safety standards and guidelines.
  • Removed finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected items.

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Top 10 Best States for Line Up Workers

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  2. Minnesota
  3. Iowa
  4. Alaska
  5. Kansas
  6. Washington
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. North Dakota
  9. Nevada
  10. Nebraska
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