Warehouse Worker


Work Tasks

WAREHOUSE WORKERS store and transport goods in a warehouse. They load and unload trucks, and move goods and materials to and from storage areas and loading docks. Warehouse workers handle shipments when they arrive or are dispatched from the warehouse. They check orders and sign delivery notes. Warehouse workers move goods either manually or they operate forklifts, dollies, hand-trucks, or carts. After reading shipping orders, warehouse workers decide which items to move. Warehouse workers also make sure orders are delivered with the correct items.

Salary, Size & Growth

Entry Requirements

WAREHOUSE WORKERS should have a high school diploma as well as reading and some mathematical skills. They learn their work on the job from more experienced workers or supervisors. Workers who use industrial trucks (forklifts), other dangerous equipment, or handle toxic chemicals must receive specialized training in safety awareness and procedures. Many of the training requirements are standardized through the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This training is usually provided by the employer.