A warehouse literally means a store house for goods and merchandise. This clearly indicates the job of a warehouse worker. A shipping port, an airport, any business organization has to have a storehouse for its goods and freights.
The actual job of a warehouse worker very much depends on his place of work and is decided accordingly. More than qualification, this particular field needs excellent organizational abilities, accuracy and perfection to meet its job requirements. Individuals who are trained in managing, packaging, shipping and coordinating things are perfect for this kind of a job. One should have enough physical stamina to carry out the laborious activities of loading and unloading the goods. As this kind of job can be harmful for a person, the worker should be fully aware of the safety precautions and measures that he should apply for himself.
A warehouse worker receives freights, store them and ship them as and when required. Stock clerks are in charge for keeping a detailed record of the stalks which come and go, they scan and check all the information regarding the goods and report to the authorities if asked to do so. Depending on the company in which the worker is employed, his job may be indoor as well as outdoor. Small storehouses have a few numbers of workers, whereas, if it is a large establishment then warehouse workers of different levels are recruited. While some are engaged in field activities such as loading and unloading tasks, some are into managing and evaluating. Normally, it is the store manager who is responsible for directing the workers to their jobs.
The act of production and dispatch of goods is time consuming, and until the delivery of the goods they are kept in the warehouse in perfect condition with the help of the warehouse employees. The grinding, packaging, labeling and canning of goods are also done by these workers. In the midst of such jobs, a warehouse employee should be clean and tidy and should act according to the instructions given by the manager. The products should be kept in high supervision, keeping it away from animals, unstable weather, fire and other such destructive elements. The workers should know to operate machines like cranes or forklifts, the goods should be shipped and unloaded at the right time without any delay. In order to work in a cold storage warehouse, a worker should be habituated to work in refrigerated and freezing environments.