Profession mover

Movers are responsible for the physical handling of goods and belongings to be relocated or transported from one place to the other. They disassemble goods, machinery or belongings for transporting and assemble or install them in the new location. They ensure that objects are well protected and packed, secured and placed correctly in trucks and transports.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Hazards associated with loading dangerous goods

    Know about the hazards implied with the transport of determined dangerous goods. Know about the emergency actions and handling procedures in case of accidents with the goods during their loading or transportation.


  • Follow detailed procedures for relocating specific goods

    Adhere to detailed procedures required for the relocation of special items such as pianos, artifacts, antique furniture, and others.

  • Carry objects

    Carry and relocate objects from one place to another adhering to health and safety regulations. Carry objects while maintaining their integrity.

  • Select equipment required for moving activities

    Select the appropriate tools and equipment required to successfully move objects. Select a range of equipment from basic tools such as screws, hammers, and pliers, to more complex apparatus such as forklifts, cranes, and movable docks.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Pack goods

    Pack different kinds of goods such as finished manufactured products or goods in use. Pack goods by hand in boxes, bags and other types of containers.

  • Maintain inventory of tools

    Keep an inventory of tools utilised in manufacturing or in the provision of services. Ensure that tool sets remain complete and suitable for use.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Follow work procedures

    Adhere to procedures at work in a structured and systematic manner.

  • Read pictograms

    Interpret pictograms that indicate characteristics and required measures for handling objects through visual representations.

  • Stack goods

    Stack goods and manufactured products into containers without special treatment or procedure.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Handle delivery of furniture goods

    Handle the delivery and assemble the furniture and other goods, according to customer's needs and preferences.

  • Use traditional toolbox tools

    Use tools found in a traditional toolbox, such as hammer, plier, screwdriver, and wrench. Observe safety precautions while operating these instruments.

  • Use communication devices

    Operate communication devices in order to interact with customers, colleagues, and others.

Optional knowledge and skills

clean surfaces assemble machines clean furniture load animals for transportation determine cargo loading sequence operate forklift implement efficiency plans for logistics operations types of packaging materials electricity operate cranes health and safety measures in transportation organise weight of loads according to lifting equipment capacity perform cleaning duties animal transport regulations mechanics disassemble machines apply techniques for stacking goods into containers analyse requirements for moving goods

Common job titles

  • Mover/driver (full time and part time)
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  • Furniture movers/painters **hiring immediately
  • Driver helper/packer
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  • Professional mover
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  • Art handler / mover / driver
  • Mover and driver