If you’re looking for a job, and you’re not afraid of a little hard work, you may want to consider a position in a warehouse. Among other benefits, warehouse work encompasses a variety of jobs ranging from entry-level positions to skilled, licensed labor. Here are just 10 of the types of warehouse jobs you can potentially apply for.
Stockers are responsible for keeping the shelves full. They receive and deliver products, keep inventory records and organize storage areas.
Remember that reference to hard work? This position is responsible for some of the most strenuous manual labor. Not only do you need physical stamina, but also the ability to operate power tools.
- Material Handler
When it comes to the production function in a warehouse, material handlers help start the process by delivering the raw components that end up as finished products to the start of the production line.
Whatever deliveries a warehouse accepts, receivers are responsible for their processing. This includes signing for packages, verifying their contents match the orders and confirming the shipment arrived in good condition.
- Warehouse Clerk
Warehouse clerks handle much of the day-to-day paperwork that keeps a warehouse running, including purchase orders and equipment requisitions. But they also handle some manual tasks, like stacking and packing.
Loaders help maintain a warehouse’s inventory by loading and unloading delivery trucks and tracking the materials they move.
- Shipping Clerk
This position has many of the same responsibilities as a receiver, except going the opposite direction. But in addition to verifying the content of outgoing packages, shipping clerks make the transport and delivery arrangements.
- Forklift Operator
When people think of warehouse work, they often picture a forklift operator. Be aware that this position calls for some pretty specific skills, including driving and maintaining moving equipment. It also requires certification.
- Warehouse Specialist
Specialists know how to perform many of the duties described above, but they are often asked to consider the big picture and evaluate a warehouse’s processes for efficiency and safety.
- Warehouse Managers
Take a warehouse specialist’s job description and add supervising, training and budgeting, and you have a basic idea of what a manager does. (If you want to do a deeper dive, check out this post.)
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