Freight and Stock Laborers
On the Job
Freight and Stock Laborers move freight, stock, or other materials by hand.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean facilities or work areas.
- Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
- Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
- Secure cargo.
- Shovel materials.
- Connect cables or electrical lines.
- Package materials or products.
- Position material handling equipment.
- Set up material handling gear or equipment, such as rigging, packaging, or temporary structures.
- Mark materials or objects for identification.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
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