Warehouse workers facilitate the distribution of goods. They load and unload trucks, place goods in storage and move inventory when needed. Warehouse workers play an important and dangerous role: They spend their time lifting objects most of the day, including heavy ones, so the risk of injury is higher for warehouse workers, particularly if they do not observe safety practices.
Warehouse Worker Tasks
Manually or mechanically load and unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies and adjust errors.
Receive, store, move and pack outgoing materials, equipment, and other items from warehouse.