What are the duties of a warehouse worker?
Warehouse workers can perform several functions that may include receiving and processing incoming stock and materials, picking and filling orders from stock, packing and shipping orders, or managing, organizing and retrieving stock in the warehouse. For most warehouse jobs, it’s important that you can do some lifting and spend a lot of time on your feet.
How much money do warehouse workers make?
The average wage for a Warehouse Associate is about $12.50 per hour. Pay for warehouse workers can increase with tenure, experience, and extra skills. However, the increases will not be significant without a promotion to a more skilled position, such as a forklift driver, supervisor, or managerial role.
How much can you make as a forklift driver?
The average hourly pay for all forklift drivers is around $15 per hour, but will vary by experience and location. With experience and some seniority, you could easily earn over $20/hr.
Do you have to have a license to drive a forklift?
Yes. Per OSHA requirements, you need to have a license, you need to be certified to use a forklift, and you need authorization from your employer to operate the forklift.
How long is a forklift operator license good for?
3 years. OSHA also requires that every forklift operator’s performance be evaluated on the provisions of 1910.178(l)(3) every three years.
How can I get my forklift license for free?
We can help you with that! In Kansas City, you can get the training and certification you need by signing up here.
What does a warehouse associate do?
The main duties of a warehouse associate is to move products from shipping trucks to warehouse shelves, or from the warehouse to the store. Warehouse associates tend to be the newest, least skilled, and lowest paid workers in a warehouse. However, with enough experience and training you can easily move into some of the higher paying jobs. Warehouse associates need to be able to repetitively lift boxes, climb ladders, and move boxes.
What is a fulfillment associate?
Fulfillment associates are tasked with fulfilling customers’ orders. Fulfillment associates need to be able to work quickly, and with a high level of accuracy, and stand for extended periods of time.
What is a picker in a warehouse?
The picker is the key component of the order fulfillment operation since they expedite the fulfillment associate’s job. The job consists of locating and collecting articles in a specified quantity before shipment to satisfy customers’ orders.
Here are some other warehousing careers you can also train for:
- Inventory Clerk
- Receiving Clerk
- Shipping Clerk
- Material Technician
- Safety Officer
- Stock Clerk
- Stockroom Clerk
- Production Workers/Associates
- Order Pullers
- Quality Control
- Production Support
- Dock Worker
- Loading/Unloading Trucks
- General Warehouse Duties
- Safety Team Member
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