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Working As A Warehouse Worker

  • 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

  • $21,536

    Average Salary

What Does A Warehouse Worker 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 Warehouse Worker

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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Warehouse Worker Demographics

Gender

Male

73.1%

Female

25.0%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

77.9%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

1.4%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

78.6%

French

4.6%

German

3.1%

Carrier

2.0%

Japanese

1.3%

Portuguese

1.2%

Arabic

1.2%

Russian

1.0%

Polish

1.0%

Italian

0.8%

Dakota

0.7%

Hmong

0.6%

Tagalog

0.6%

Chinese

0.6%

Mandarin

0.5%

Korean

0.5%

Vietnamese

0.4%

Swedish

0.4%

Hindi

0.4%

Khmer

0.4%
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Warehouse Worker Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.9%

Ashford University

6.0%

Houston Community College

5.8%

Liberty University

5.3%

Kaplan University

4.9%

The Academy

4.6%

Columbus State Community College

4.5%

Universal Technical Institute

4.5%

Essex County College

4.2%

Cerritos College

3.9%

Long Beach City College

3.9%

Mt San Antonio College

3.9%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

3.7%

Central Piedmont Community College

3.7%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

3.7%

Georgia Perimeter College

3.7%

Lansing Community College

3.5%

Tyler Junior College

3.4%

Hinds Community College

3.4%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

3.3%
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Majors

Business

23.3%

Criminal Justice

10.2%

General Studies

10.0%

Computer Science

5.2%

Automotive Technology

5.0%

Medical Assisting Services

4.3%

Accounting

4.1%

Nursing

4.0%

Psychology

3.8%

Education

3.4%

Health Care Administration

3.2%

Precision Metal Working

3.1%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Graphic Design

2.7%

Communication

2.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.7%

Electrical Engineering

2.6%

Management

2.5%

Kinesiology

2.4%

Culinary Arts

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

51.1%

Bachelors

17.9%

Associate

16.9%

Certificate

8.1%

Diploma

3.5%

Masters

1.7%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Real Warehouse Worker Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Warehouse Worker United Pulse Trading Inc. Williston, ND Oct 06, 2015 $37,796
Warehouse Worker United Pulse Trading Inc. Minot, ND Oct 01, 2015 $37,253
Warehouse Worker United Pulse Trading Inc. ND Aug 01, 2014 $34,436
Warehouse Worker Nantucket Tents, LLC Nantucket, MA May 05, 2016 $30,992
Stockroom/Warehouse Workers Cape Cod Paper Co., Inc. Dennis, MA May 01, 2016 $30,595
Warehouse Worker Bob Gosman Co Inc. Montauk, NY Apr 01, 2016 $28,696
Warehouse Worker Bob Gosman Co Inc. Montauk, NY Apr 01, 2015 $27,653
Stockroom/Warehouse Workers Cape Cod Paper Co., Inc. MA May 01, 2015 $27,089
Stockroom/Warehouse Workers Cape Cod Paper Co, Inc. MA May 15, 2013 $26,755
Stockroom/Warehouse Workers Cape Cod Paper Co., Inc. MA May 01, 2014 $25,754
Warehouse Worker Delma Tabacco, Co. Inc. New York, NY Apr 06, 2010 $22,581 -
$22,957
Vegetable Warehouse Worker Barwick Packing LLC Barwick, GA Oct 15, 2016 $22,101
Warehouse Worker Jinny Beauty Supply Co., Inc. Doraville, GA Aug 12, 2016 $21,914
Warehouse Worker D&R Supply LA Mar 01, 2013 $18,908
Warehouse Worker D&R Supply LA Apr 17, 2013 $18,908
Warehouse Worker Sea Isle Ice Company Inc. NJ May 01, 2013 $18,783
Warehouse Worker Style Melody Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jul 10, 2015 $18,179
Warehouse Worker Style Melody Inc. Los Angeles, CA Feb 11, 2015 $18,179
Warehouse Worker Style Melody Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 30, 2015 $18,179
Warehouse Worker Style Melody Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 11, 2015 $18,179
Warehouse Worker I-Fe Apparel Inc. South Hackensack, NJ Sep 27, 2016 $18,117
Warehouse Worker Belfort Furniture Dulles Town Center, VA Sep 29, 2008 $17,719

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Top Skills for A Warehouse Worker

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  1. Electric Pallet Jack
  2. Hand Truck
  3. Delivery Trucks
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Pulled orders using an electric pallet jack and did weekly inventory.
  • Unloaded cargo from truck with hand trucks and pallet jacks.
  • Load and arrange glass or mirrors onto delivery trucks, using suction cups or cranes to lift glass.
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Warehouse and distribution, inventory management, forklift operation.

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