Manually moves freight, stock, luggage, or other materials, or performs other general labor.
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.