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Working As A Warehouse Labour

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $67,883

    Average Salary

What Does A Warehouse Labour Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Warehouse Labour

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Warehouse Labour Career Paths

Warehouse Labour
Delivery Driver Service Technician General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Account Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Material Handler Carpenter
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Material Handler Inventory Control Specialist
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operation Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Supervisor Supply Technician Equipment Specialist
Property Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Account Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Security Officer Account Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Security Officer Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Manager Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Production Supervisor Logistics Manager
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Warehouse Clerk 2.5 years
General Warehouse 2.3 years
Material Handler 2.3 years
Warehouse Labour 2.0 years
Warehouse Worker 1.8 years
Warehouse Employee 1.8 years
Warehouse Helper 1.5 years
Warehouse Packer 1.3 years
Warehouse Picker 1.2 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 10.6%
Cook 5.7%
Driver 4.8%
Janitor 3.5%
Teller 3.4%
Prep Cook 2.6%
Top Employers After
Driver 6.5%
Cashier 5.1%
Cook 3.2%
Janitor 3.0%

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Warehouse Labour Demographics

Gender

Male

84.7%

Female

13.7%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

63.2%

Hispanic or Latino

16.7%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.2%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

81.4%

Polish

5.1%

German

3.4%

French

3.4%

Italian

3.4%

Japanese

1.7%

Carrier

1.7%
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Warehouse Labour Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.7%

Delgado Community College

6.6%

Liberty University

5.8%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

5.1%

Universal Technical Institute

4.4%

Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

4.4%

Kent State University

4.4%

Central Texas College

4.4%

Mt San Antonio College

4.4%

University of Arizona

4.4%

Eastern Washington University

3.6%

Owens Community College

3.6%

Southwestern Illinois College

3.6%

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

3.6%

Northern Kentucky University

3.6%

Pennsylvania State University

3.6%

Houston Community College

3.6%

Erie Community College

3.6%

Remington College

3.6%

College of Southern Nevada

3.6%
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Majors

Business

25.5%

General Studies

12.3%

Criminal Justice

7.2%

Automotive Technology

6.3%

Computer Science

5.1%

Accounting

4.5%

Precision Metal Working

3.9%

Electrical Engineering

3.2%

Management

3.1%

Education

2.8%

Health Care Administration

2.8%

Graphic Design

2.8%

Information Technology

2.8%

Engineering

2.8%

Communication

2.7%

Liberal Arts

2.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.4%

Kinesiology

2.4%

Psychology

2.4%

Medical Assisting Services

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

49.5%

Bachelors

19.8%

Associate

16.5%

Certificate

8.3%

Diploma

3.3%

Masters

2.2%

License

0.3%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Warehouse Labour

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  1. Delivery Trucks
  2. Pallet Jack
  3. Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Removed pallets of beverage crates out of the bays of side load delivery trucks with a sit-down, forklift.
  • Distributed large merchandise in warehouse using electric forklift and electric pallet jack.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities as a Safety Coordinator, Laborer Foreman and Fire Warden.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve problems and provide quality customer service within a diverse working environment.
  • Warehouse Laborer - Worked in a team setting to unload, sort, inventory, and store items for later sale.

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