Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers, Hand

Lumber stackers

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

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  • Possible Duties

    • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
    • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
    • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.
    • Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
    • Stack cargo in locations such as transit sheds or in holds of ships as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
    • Record numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
    • Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
    • Direct spouts and position receptacles, such as bins, carts, or containers so they can be loaded.
    • Attach slings, hooks, or other devices to lift cargo and guide loads.
    • Maintain equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.
    • Adjust controls to guide, position, or move equipment, such as cranes, booms, or cameras.
    • Guide loads being lifted to prevent swinging.
    • Wash out cargo containers or storage areas.
    • Pack containers and re-pack damaged containers.
    • Carry needed tools or supplies from storage or trucks and return them after use.
    • Shovel material, such as gravel, ice, or spilled concrete, into containers or bins or onto conveyors.
    • Connect electrical equipment to power sources so that it can be tested before use.
    • Carry out general yard duties, such as performing shunting on railway lines.
    • Rig or dismantle props or equipment, such as frames, scaffolding, platforms, or backdrops, using hand tools.
  • Skills and education

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  • Related Sources

  • How do I get started?

Possible Duties

  • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
  • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.
  • Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
  • Stack cargo in locations such as transit sheds or in holds of ships as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
  • Record numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
  • Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
  • Direct spouts and position receptacles, such as bins, carts, or containers so they can be loaded.
  • Attach slings, hooks, or other devices to lift cargo and guide loads.
  • Maintain equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.
  • Adjust controls to guide, position, or move equipment, such as cranes, booms, or cameras.
  • Guide loads being lifted to prevent swinging.
  • Wash out cargo containers or storage areas.
  • Pack containers and re-pack damaged containers.
  • Carry needed tools or supplies from storage or trucks and return them after use.
  • Shovel material, such as gravel, ice, or spilled concrete, into containers or bins or onto conveyors.
  • Connect electrical equipment to power sources so that it can be tested before use.
  • Carry out general yard duties, such as performing shunting on railway lines.
  • Rig or dismantle props or equipment, such as frames, scaffolding, platforms, or backdrops, using hand tools.

Skills and education

On-site training

Related Sources

How do I get started?

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