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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|
|Movers||Spike Inc.||MA||Mar 01, 2014||$32,077|
|Mover||Marathon Moving Company Inc.||MA||May 06, 2014||$32,077|
|Movers||Marathon Moving Company Inc.||MA||Apr 01, 2015||$31,931|
|Movers||Spike Inc.||MA||Mar 01, 2015||$31,931|
|Movers||Safe Movers Inc.||MA||Apr 01, 2015||$31,931|
|Mover||Earle W. Noyes & Son||Portland, ME||Jan 01, 1970||$30,074|
|Movers||Isaac's Moving and Storage Inc.||PA||Apr 01, 2015||$29,802|
|Mover||Earle W. Noyes & Son||ME||Apr 15, 2015||$28,425|
|Mover||Joe Moholland Moving||VA||May 07, 2014||$27,757|
|Mover||Joe Moholland Moving||VA||May 01, 2015||$27,757|
|Movers||Spike Inc.||VA||Mar 01, 2014||$27,757|
|Movers||Spike Inc.||VA||Mar 01, 2015||$27,402|
|Movers||AEM Inc.||VA||Apr 01, 2015||$27,402|
|Freight Movers||Fast Freight Inc.||IL||Apr 01, 2015||$26,547|
|Movers||AEM, Inc.||DC||Apr 15, 2014||$24,877|
|Movers||AEM Inc.||DC||May 27, 2014||$24,877|
|Mover||Safe Movers Inc.||MA||Apr 01, 2014||$24,543|
|Mover/Inventory||Carol &Jans Moving & Storage||CA||Nov 03, 2010||$24,001|
|Mover||Isaac's Moving and Storage Inc.||PA||Apr 01, 2014||$23,249|
|Line Mover||Stairhopper Movers LLC||MA||Mar 01, 2011||$22,957|
|Mover||Safe Movers Inc.||MA||Apr 01, 2013||$22,832|
|Line Mover||Cm Excavating Co||TX||Mar 01, 2011||$22,748|
|Line Mover||Mesquite Construction, Corp.||AL||Mar 01, 2012||$22,519|
|Mover||ASM LLC||OR||Jun 01, 2014||$20,870|
|Movers||Spike Inc.||Mar 01, 2013||$20,745|
|Mover||Isaac's Moving and Storage Inc.||PA||Apr 01, 2013||$19,889|
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