Manually moves freight, stock, or other materials or performs other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.
This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Transportation Operations pathway.
A person in this career:
- Moves 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.
- Sorts cargo before loading and unloading.
- Attaches identifying tags to containers or marks them with identifying information.
- Reads work orders or receives oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
- Stacks cargo in locations such as transit sheds or in holds of ships as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
- Records numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
- Installs protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
- Directs spouts and positions receptacles, such as bins, carts, or containers so they can be loaded.
- Attaches slings, hooks, or other devices to lift cargo and guide loads.
- Maintains equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.