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Working As A Thrower

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Make Decisions

  • $227,399

    Average Salary

What Does A Thrower 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 Thrower

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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Thrower Demographics

Gender

Male

80.8%

Female

18.8%

Unknown

0.4%
Ethnicity

White

66.9%

Hispanic or Latino

13.8%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

5.1%

Unknown

2.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Thrower Education

Schools

Murray State College

8.3%

Grayson College

8.3%

University of Phoenix

8.3%

Mercer County Community College

8.3%

Tri-County Technical College

4.2%

Midlands Technical College

4.2%

Alfred University

4.2%

College of Health Care Professions

4.2%

ASI Career Institute - Turnersville

4.2%

Western Kentucky University

4.2%

Florence-Darlington Technical College

4.2%

Northwest Missouri State University

4.2%

Ashford University Online

4.2%

Riverside Adult School

4.2%

Career Academy of Hair Design

4.2%

Savannah College of Art and Design

4.2%

Texarkana College

4.2%

Pioneer Career and Technology Center

4.2%

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

4.2%

Texas A&M University - Commerce

4.2%
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Majors

Business

10.9%

Graphic Design

10.9%

Computer Science

6.5%

Kinesiology

6.5%

Nursing

6.5%

Criminal Justice

6.5%

International Business

4.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.3%

Cosmetology

4.3%

Medical Assisting Services

4.3%

General Studies

4.3%

Automotive Technology

4.3%

Computer Programming

4.3%

Communication

4.3%

Education

4.3%

Liberal Arts

4.3%

Management

2.2%

Psychology

2.2%

Mechanical Engineering

2.2%

Social Sciences

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

58.7%

Bachelors

17.5%

Associate

11.1%

Certificate

7.9%

Diploma

4.8%
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