Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
On the Job
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators operate machines that move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
- Inspect cargo areas for cleanliness or condition.
- Communicate with others to coordinate material handling or movement.
- Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment.
- Position material handling equipment.
- Mark materials or objects for identification.
- Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
- Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
- Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
- Secure cargo.
Typical Working Conditions
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Working in an open vehicle or equipment.
- High levels of competition.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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