Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
Also called: Dock Worker, Laborer, Material Handler, Warehouse Worker
What they do:Manually move freight, stock, 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.
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- lift, push, pull, or carry
- use your lower back and stomach
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Stress Tolerance
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Operating system software
Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:
- Line-Servicer Attendant Air Transportation
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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