Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:

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

Also includes

Recycling and Reclamation Workers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $28,960.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 143,035
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 12.08 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up specialized rigging
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Package materials or products
Package goods for shipment or storage
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Position material handling equipment
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Connect cables or electrical lines

Performing General Physical Activities

Move heavy objects in transportation or shipping environments
Load shipments, belongings, or materials
Stack containers, materials, or products
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Carry equipment, luggage, or cases
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Load/Unload passenger luggage or cargo
Clean work areas

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate material requirements for production
Estimate project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project labor requirements
Weigh products or materials to be moved or transported

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate cargo handling gear
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Secure cargo
Move earth or debris for roads, construction, or related projects

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Inventory Management
Materials Moving
Material Handling Equipment
Warehouse Operations
Occupational Health and Safety

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.