Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand

Also called: Dock Worker, Laborer, Material Handler, Warehouse Worker,



What they do:
Manually move freight, stock, luggage, or other materials, or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.
On the job, you would:
  • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
  • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Physical Strength
  • lift, push, pull, or carry
  • use your lower back and stomach

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook
Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Operating system software
  • Handheld computer device software
  • Palm OS

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$29,510
$21,410
$47,140

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What they do:
Manually move freight, stock, luggage, or other materials, or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

On the job, you would:
  • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
  • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Physical Strength
  • lift, push, pull, or carry
  • use your lower back and stomach

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook
Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Operating system software
  • Handheld computer device software
  • Palm OS

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$29,510
$21,410
$47,140

EXPLORE MORE