Manually move freight, stock, luggage, or other materials, or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

Also Known As

Dock Worker, Laborer, Line Tender, Loader, Material Handler, Merchandise Pick Up Associate, Receiver, Receiving Associate, Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler, Warehouse Worker


  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Sort materials or objects for processing or transport.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Mark materials or objects for identification.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
  • Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
  • Secure cargo.
  • Position material handling equipment.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Monitor cargo area conditions.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Package materials or products.
  • Connect cables or electrical lines.
  • Shovel materials.
  • Maintain facilities.
  • Set up material handling gear or equipment, such as rigging, packaging, or temporary structures.
  • Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition.
  • Operate packing or other material processing equipment.


Education Requirements

  • Education: No Formal
  • Experience: None
  • Training: Less Than 1 Month - On The Job


  • Static Strength – Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.
  • Trunk Strength – Using your lower back and stomach.
  • Multilimb Coordination – Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.

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Pathway Job Market and Predictions - Connecticut

Future Job Opportunities: Bright
Typical Wages
Local National
10% $24,520 $22,790
25% $26,570 $26,550
Median $31,220 $31,120
75% $38,950 $38,620
90% $49,020 $48,650

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