Profession warehouse worker

Warehouse workers execute the accurate handling, packing and storage of materials in a warehouse. They receive goods, label them, check quality, store the goods and document any damage. Warehouse workers also monitor stock levels of items, keep inventory and ship goods.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Types of packaging used in industrial shipments

    Know various types of packaging materials used for industrial shipments, according to the type of goods to be shipped. Comply with regulations on packaging of goods.

  • Products coding system

    Packaging codes and markings required to implement proper handling procedures for goods.

  • Goods transported from warehouse facilities

    Know the goods transported from warehouse facilities. Understand the legal and safety requirements of goods, the hazards that materials may represent; provide solutions and appropriate direction for the handling of goods.

Skills

  • Maintain stock control systems

    Keep stock control systems up to date and ensure inventory accuracy.

  • Check for damaged items

    Identify products that have been damaged and report the situation.

  • Stay alert

    Stay focused and alert at all times; react quickly in the case of unexpected events. Concentrate and do not get distracted performing a task over a long period of time.

  • Apply techniques for stacking goods into containers

    Apply techniques required to stack materials into containers. Use techniques to maximise the space in containers.

  • Dispatch order processing

    Pack and deliver the packed goods to a shipping carrier.

  • Use rigging tools

    Employ rigging tools such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to safely secure high structures.

  • Pick orders for dispatching

    Pick orders in warehouses destined for dispatching, ensuring that correct numbers and types of goods are loaded and dispatched. Tag and mark product items as requested.

  • Operate weighing machine

    Work with a weighing machine to measure raw, half-finished and finished products.

  • Secure goods according to work orders

    Fasten bands around stacks or articles, prior to shipment or storage.

  • Maintain physical condition of warehouse

    Develop and Implement new warehouse layouts in order to maintain facilities in good working order; issue work orders for repair and replacement operations.

  • Load pallets

    Ability to load and unload pallets on vehicles in a safe way.

  • Follow stock control instructions

    Stack items according to the stock control instructions received.

  • Follow verbal instructions

    Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.

  • Have computer literacy

    Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.

  • Clean industrial containers

    Clean industrial containers and prepare them according to specific requirements.

  • Implement efficiency plans for logistics operations

    Implement efficiency plans developed by managers in facilities. Use techniques, resources, and training in order to improve workplace efficiency.

  • Match goods with appropriate packaging according to security procedures

    Relate goods to be packed with the required security equipment following appropriate security procedures.

  • Stack goods

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

  • Assist in the movement of heavy loads

    Provide assistance in the relocation of heavy loads; set up and operate a rigging system of ropes and cables in order to move heavy cargo.

  • Control of expenses

    Monitoring and maintaining effective cost controls, in regards to efficiencies, waste, overtime and staffing. Assessing excesses and strives for efficiency and productivity.

  • Load products for dispatch

    Load goods appropriately so that they can be sent safely to the receiver.

  • Receive goods

    Control documentation, unloading and booking of goods with which the receipt from a vendor or from production is posted.

  • Lift heavy weights

    Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.

  • Sort waste

    Manually or automatically sort waste by separating it into its different elements.

  • Perform cleaning duties

    Perform cleaning duties such as waste removal, vacuuming, emptying bins, and general cleaning of the working area. Cleaning activities should follow health and safety regulations if required.

  • Operate warehouse materials

    Be able to operate pallet jack and similar motorised warehouse equipment, for loading and storage purposes.

  • Use different communication channels

    Make use of various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the purpose of constructing and sharing ideas or information.

  • Operate warehouse record systems

    Operate systems for recording product, packaging, and order information in specific formats and types of record.

  • Have spatial awareness

    Be aware of your position and the space around you. Understand the relationship of objects around you when there is a change of position.

  • Handle paperwork related to warehouse stock

    Deal with good's notes right after stock delivery; keep stock record up-to-date; prepare and make up invoices.

  • Handle shipment paperwork

    Handle paperwork containing information on shipments and attached to goods about to be shipped. Ensure that identification information is complete, visible, and in compliance with all regulations. Check labels showing product counts, final destination, and model numbers.

  • Identify damaged goods before shipment

    Identify damaged goods before packaging and shipping following established procedures.

  • Use warehouse marking tools

    Label containers and container tags or products; use warehouse marking and labelling tools.

  • Operate package processing equipment

    Operate electric package processing equipment and control systems.

  • Monitor stock level

    Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.

  • Manage warehouse inventory

    Manage warehouse inventory and control storage and movement of warehouse goods. Monitor transactions such as shipping, receiving and putaway.

Optional knowledge and skills

packaging engineering follow written instructions carry out ship-to-shore operations manage a warehouse management system handle fragile items ensure quality control in packaging handle customer complaints analyse packaging requirements safety regulations for warehouses use barcode scanning equipment assemble goods apply transportation management concepts clean warehouse tend packaging machines freight transport methods work in a logistics team product package requirements apply procedures to ensure cargo complies with customs regulations adapt to changing situations cooperate with colleagues organise information monitor packaging operations handle returns oversee stock quality control manage packaging material