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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|
|Training Manager-Materials Handling||Flsmidth||Spokane, WA||Aug 05, 2013||$120,000|
|Lead Project Manager, Material Handling & Auxiliaries||Wittmann Battenfeld, Inc.||Torrington, CT||Oct 01, 2015||$83,813|
|Lead Project Manager, Material Handling & Auxiliaries||Wittmann Battenfeld, Inc.||Torrington, CT||Oct 27, 2015||$83,813|
|Material Handler Manager||Morristown Shredder Inc. DBA Morristown Iron & Met||Morristown, TN||Jan 14, 2015||$52,354|
|Material Handler||Gentle Giant Moving Co Inc.||Somerville, MA||Jan 01, 1970||$32,328|
|Material Handler||Stairhopper Movers LLC||MA||Mar 01, 2014||$32,077|
|Material Handler||Gentle Giant Moving Co Inc.||MA||Feb 25, 2014||$32,077|
|Material Handler||Gentle Giant Moving Co Inc.||MA||Feb 25, 2015||$31,931|
|Material Handler||Stairhopper Movers LLC||MA||Mar 01, 2015||$31,931|
|Material Handlers||Jordan River Moving LLC||WA||Jun 01, 2015||$29,656|
|Material Handler||State Road Builders Supply||PA||Apr 01, 2012||$28,842|
|Material Handler||Eagle Van Lines Inc.||MD||Apr 01, 2015||$27,924|
|Material Handler||Executive Moving Systems Inc.||VA||May 14, 2013||$27,569|
|Material Handler||Gentle Giant Moving (Dc), LLC (Dc)||VA||Jan 01, 1970||$27,319|
|Material Handler||Executive Moving Systems Inc.||VA||Apr 07, 2014||$25,127|
|Material Handler||Executive Moving Systems Inc.||DC||Apr 07, 2014||$25,127|
|Material Handler||Seaside Party Celebrations, LLC||MA||May 01, 2011||$25,023|
|Material Handler||Stairhopper Movers LLC||MA||Mar 01, 2012||$24,898|
|Material Handler||H.S.W. Inc. DBA Newton Rental Center||PA||Mar 01, 2011||$24,001|
|Material Handler||Stairhopper Movers LLC||MA||Mar 01, 2011||$22,957|
|Material Handler||Gentle Giant Moving Co Inc.||MA||Feb 25, 2013||$22,832|
|Material Handlers||Supa Doors, Inc.||TX||Mar 20, 2014||$22,373|
|Material Handler||Home Services of Camden, Inc.||AR||Feb 18, 2015||$22,289|
|Material Handler||Safe Movers Inc.||MA||Apr 01, 2012||$20,745|
|Material Handler||Gentle Giant Moving Co Inc.||MA||Feb 27, 2012||$20,745|
|Material Handler||PAU Construction||TX||Jan 01, 2015||$20,411|
|Material Handler||Home Services of Camden, Inc.||AR||Mar 01, 2013||$20,119|
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