Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Become A Thrower

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Thrower

  • 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

  • $25,480

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Thrower does

  • Stayed aware of road and weather conditions.
  • Sorted Products to right packaging Kept track of any damaged goods
  • Know which side of the tortilla is the right side up.
  • Collect refuse, find new customers, plan routes and watch out for credit holds
  • Throw trash, maintenance, grease truck, tire change
  • Watch for foreign objects in the tortillas.
  • Remove all out-of-spec tortillas and know what an acceptable tortilla is.

Show More

Show Less

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.

Show More

Show Less

Thrower Typical Career Paths

Thrower Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    80.6%
  • Female

    19.0%
  • Unknown

    0.4%

Ethnicity

  • White

    84.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    9.7%
  • Asian

    4.9%
  • Unknown

    0.8%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
Show More

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    100.0%

Thrower

Unfortunately we don’t have enough data for this section.

Thrower Education

Thrower

Unfortunately we don’t have enough data for this section.

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Top Skills for A Thrower

BigTrashTruckConveyorBeltaccomplishmentsworkSafetyProceduresMunicipalGarbageTrucksDumpTrashCansProductionAreasUsdaWeatherConditionsThrowTrashResponsibilitiespickCollectRefuseSortDumpRefuseCommunicationSkillsRecyclableMaterialsForeignObjectsAssemblyLineCompanyPoliciesSanitationRegulationsResponsibilitiesi

Show More

Top Thrower Skills

  1. Big Trash Truck
  2. Conveyor Beltaccomplishmentswork
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Work in all weather conditions.Reason for leaving: Received opportunity to work with Worlds of Fun
  • Throw trash remember routes.train others how to operate controls.
  • Collect refuse, find new customers, plan routes and watch out for credit holds
  • Time management, trash collection, heavy lifting, and basic recycling and sorting
  • Watch for foreign objects in the tortillas.

Top Thrower Employers

Show More