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You might hire a material handler to:

  • Pick, pack, and prepare materials for production or shipping
  • Move materials to and from loading docks, storage facilities, and manufacturing areas

  • Operate trucks, forklifts, cranes, robots, and other equipment to move freight

  • Maintain inventory by identifying materials, labeling them, and recording locations

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Attention to detail
Listening skills and ability to follow directions
Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time
Customer service skills
Ability to lift 30 pounds or more without assistance
Good hand-eye coordination
Ability to work with ladders and heights
A commercial driver’s license (CDL) or equivalent
Willingness to complete on-the-job training
Strong organization skills