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Become A Merchandise Handler

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Working As A Merchandise Handler

  • 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

  • $25,010

    Average Salary

What Does A Merchandise Handler Do At Mattel

* Process incoming stock shipments in a safe and orderly fashion.
* Maintain stockroom standards for merchandise placement, cleanliness and safety.
* Pack up and load trailer with returning merchandise (returns, rework and doll hospital).
* Maintain stock on the retail sales floor, including special requests from retail partners.
* Monitor stock levels on an on-going basis and fill in as necessary adhering to visual standards.
* Assist in the general execution of the retail business, including floor moves, equipment maintenance, and working with other store personnel to provide a safe environment for both customers and employees.
* Perform special projects as requested.
* Demonstrates flexibility in prioritizing tasks to meet the needs of the business

What Does A Merchandise Handler Do At True Value

* o Unload, sort, verify, stock, segregate, pick, reserve, replenish, pack, count and load merchandise as designated on Member orders. o Accurate and timely processing of reports and paperwork associated with the various procedures and duties. o Know, follow and perform to the maximum levels of quality and productivity standards. o Conduct physical inventories as required. o Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area.
* Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. o Ability to perform functions and duties under the direction of management or supervision

What Does A Merchandise Handler Do At Gap Inc.

* Supports the store management to ensure work tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner
* Executes initiatives designed to drive customer satisfaction and business efficiencies
* Provides support in execution of marketing and visual presentation to promote sales
* Reads communications and interacts with store management to be knowledgeable of all current initiatives, priorities and business metrics
* Serve as a Brand Ambassador to achieve priorities in store, with customer as the primary focus
* Mentor and train individuals; provides on the job training to associates sharing a higher level of knowledge of product and processes
* Takes action based upon direction from Leader on Duty and collaborates effectively with employees
* Build expertise in assigned specialized functional area
* Guide work activities during the day, inclusive of before and after normal store operating hours when a manager may not be present
* Support Leader on Duty activities during non-peak hours, by exception
* May support completion of work processes before or after the store closes
* May open or close the store

What Does A Merchandise Handler Do At Mattel

* Monitor and supervise placement of merchandise both on the selling floor and in the stockroom according to visual, safety and efficiency standards.
* Supervise and verify incoming and outgoing trailers and manifests.
* Assume leadership role in absence of Assistant Operations Manager; troubleshoot when needed.
* Promote team environment; coach and motivate department members; delegate and develop skill set of team; provide regular and constructive feedback.
* Communicate internal and external concerns to manager; communicate company, store and department information to associates.
* Assist in troubleshooting and maintenance of store’s PC’s and registers.
* Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned such as ordering store supplies and staff scheduling.
* Experience, Education & Skills
* High school degree or equivalent, preferred.
* months to 2 years of experience with merchandise handling, inventory and maintenance issues, preferred.
* Experience in maintaining/troubleshooting IT and POS equipment, preferred.
* Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
* Must be available to work open and close shifts, weekends, and holidays.
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How To Become A Merchandise Handler

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.


There are no formal education requirements to become a hand laborer or material mover.


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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Merchandise Handler Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Hmong

  • Arabic

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Top Skills for A Merchandise Handler


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Top Merchandise Handler Skills

  1. Customer Service
  2. Safety Functions
  3. Delivery Trucks
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided customer service and sales support, when requested by management.
  • Performed ticketing, stocking, picking, packing, counting, housekeeping and safety functions.
  • Load and Unload appliance delivery trucks and customer vehicles.
  • Unload all trucks and organize pallets into separate areas with electric pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Maintain stock on the retail sales floor, including special requests from retail partners.

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