Profession warehouse worker

Warehouse workers carry out tasks such as packing, carrying, loading and unloading furniture and other household items, or carrying and stacking goods in various warehouses.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Products coding system

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • Handle paperwork related to warehouse stock

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

  • Load products for dispatch

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

  • Use rigging tools

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

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Check for damaged items

    Identify products that have been damaged and report the situation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Manage warehouse inventory

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

  • Operate package processing equipment

    Operate electric package processing equipment and control systems.

  • Clean industrial containers

    Clean industrial containers and prepare them according to specific requirements.

  • Stack goods

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

  • Sort waste

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

  • 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.

  • Follow verbal instructions

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

  • Use warehouse marking tools

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

  • Receive goods

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

  • 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.

  • Have computer literacy

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

  • 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.

  • Identify damaged goods before shipment

    Identify damaged goods before packaging and shipping following established procedures.

  • 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.

  • Monitor stock level

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

  • 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.

  • Operate weighing machine

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

  • 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.

  • Operate warehouse record systems

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

  • Pallets loading

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

  • Maintain stock control systems

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

  • Dispatch order processing

    Pack and deliver the packed goods to a shipping carrier.

  • Match goods with appropriate packaging according to security procedures

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

  • 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.

  • Use mathematical tools and equipment

    Use portable electronic device to perform both basic and complex operations of arithmetic.

  • 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 warehouse materials

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

  • Apply techniques for stacking goods into containers

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

  • Follow stock control instructions

    Stack items according to the stock control instructions received.

  • Lift heavy weights

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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