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Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

Manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.   (O'Net 53-7062.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Aluminum Can Collector, Ash Collector, Ash Handler, Ash Pit Worker, Ash Worker, Assorter, B and B Gang Worker, Bag Turner, Bag Worker, Baggageman, Bagger, Bagger and Stock Handler Helper, Bale Opener, Bale Piler, Bale Stacker, Banana Carrier, Banana Handler, Banana Loader, Bandoleer Straightener Stamper, Barrel Handler, Barrel Loader, Barrow Worker, Basin Cleaner, Battery Charger, Battery Stacker, Beef Selector, Bellows Assembler, Billet Straightener, Billet Worker, Bleeder, Blender Laborer, Blind Cleaner, Block Piler, Block Stacker, Bolt Loader, Boom Storage, Bottomer, Box Car Bracer, Box Car Loader, Box Worker, Boxer, Bridge Gang Worker, Bridge Maintainer, Buggyman, Bulk Loader, Bull-Gang Worker, Bundle Collector, Bundle Helper, Bundler, Cable Puller, Caddy, Cager, Canvas Shrinker, Car Blocker, Car Bracer, Car Dumper Operator Helper, Car Hop, Car Icer, Car Knocker, Car Loader, Car Packer, Car Pincher, Car Pre-Cooler, Car Storer, Car Stower, Car Unloader, Car Worker, Carboy Filler, Cargo Bracer, Cargo Handler, Cargo Station Worker, Cargo Trimmer, Cargo Worker, Carry Out Clerk and Shelf Stocker, Cart Attendant, Cart Pusher, Casting Chipper, Casting House Laborer, Chainer, Chopper, Chute Loader, Circus Hand, Circus Laborer, Circus Roustabout, Clay Carrier, Coal Bagger, Coal Carrier, Coal Chute Worker, Coal Hiker, Coal Loader, Coal Passer, Coal Shoveler, Coal Trimmer, Coal Wheeler, Coke Worker, Cokeman, Collector, Commissary Assistant, Concrete Mixing Plant Laborer, Connie Cleaner, Connie Scratcher, Container Maker, Cooler Man, Corn Detasseler, Cotton Baler, Cotton Jammer, Courtesy Clerk, Cream Dumper, Curb Attendant, Dairy Hand, Dairy Worker, Defroster, Delivery Helper, Detasseler, Disassembler, Dismantler, Distillery Laborer, Distillery Worker, Ditch Cleaner, Ditch Worker, Dock Hand, Dock or Pier Laborer, Dock Worker, Dockworker, Dolly Pusher, Dollyman, Drawer, Dredge or Barge Shore Hand, Dresser, Driver, Dry Kiln Worker, Dumper, Egg Separator, Electroplating Laborer, Engine Monitor, Engine Watchman, Feed Handler, Ferryboat Operator Helper, Fertilizer Loader, Filling Carrier, Filling Hand, Filling Hauler, Film Loader, Firewood Cutter, Flapper, Flask Carrier, Flask Handler, Flask Pusher, Floor Attendant, Floor Helper, Floorhand, Floorperson, Florist Helper, Fly Worker, Flyer, Food Selector, Foundry Hand, Freezer Unloader, Freezer Worker, Freezing Room Worker, Freight Car Loader, Freight Handler, Freight Hustler, Freight Loader, Freight Sorter, Freight Unloader, Fringer, Frozen Food Selector, Furniture Mover, Furniture Mover Helper, Gaggerman, Gandy Dancer, Gang Leader, Gang Plank Workman, General Laborer, Glass Carrier, Glass Handler, Glaze Carrier, Globe Changer, Glove Former, Glove Turner, Gold Leaf Laborer, Grain Handler, Grain Scooper, Grain Shoveler, Grain Trimmer, Grave Digger, Grips, Grocery Bagger, Grocery Caddy, Grocery Carrier, Grocery Sacker, Guide, Guideman, Gum Puller, Handyman, Hangar Attendant, Hanger, Hanger Off, Hatch Tender, Hide Selector, Hide Shaker, Hoisting Laborer, Hold Worker, Hooker, Hookman, Hostler, Hot Box Operator, Hot Plate Plywood Press Laborer, Houseman, Iceman, Icer, Installer, Iron Carrier, Iron Handler, Iron Piler, Jack, Jacket Changer, Jackman, Kiln Hand, Laboratory Helper, Laborer, Laundry Laborer, Leaf Tier, Leather Roller, Lifter, Line Palletizer, Line Service Attendant, Line Tender, Lines Tender, Linseed Oil Order Filler, Loader, Loader Helper, Loader Operator, Loading Dock Hand, Locker Attendant, Locker Plant Attendant, Log Pond Worker, Log Roller, Longshoreman, Lugger, Lumber Carrier, Lumber Handler, Lumber Material Handler, Lumber Mover, Lumber Piler, Lumber Stacker, Lumber Straightened, Lumber Yard Worker, Lumberman, Lumper, Mail Handler, Manufacturing Laborer, Material Carrier, Material Chaser, Material Handler, Material Handler Floorperson, Material Loader, Material Mover, Meat Selector, Merchandise Carrier, Merchandise Collector, Merchandise Pickup/Receiving Associate, Metal Grader, Metal Handler, Metal Loader, Metal Sorter, Microphone Boom Operator, Milk Handler, Mold Breaker, Mold Swabber, Motion Picture Set Grip, Motion Picture Set-Up Worker, Motor Power Connector, Mover, Mover Helper, Moving Worker, Mucker, Munitions Handler, Newspaper Stuffer, Odd Job Laborer, Oil Extractor, Ore Puncher, Oriental Rug Stretcher, Oven Loader, Package Collector, Package Handler, Package Sorter, Package Worker, Packing Floor Worker, Packing House Laborer, Paper Handler, Paper Stacker, Paper Stripper, Parcel Carrier, Parts Runner, Pattern Carrier, Piano Mover, Pie Bakery Laborer, Pig Handler, Piler, Pipe Stripper, Pipelines Laborer, Pipeman, Pit Shoveler, Pitcher, Platform Loader, Platform Worker, Potato Loader, Poultry Offal Icer, Poultry Offal Worker, Pourer, Powerhouse Laborer, Priming Mixture Carrier, Produce Clerk, Produce Runner, Prop Attendant, Prop Worker, Property Worker, Puller, Puncher, Rag Cutter, Rag Grader, Rag Sorter, Ragman, Ramp Agent, Receiver, Receiving Associate, Recording Studio Set-Up Worker, Recording Studio Setup Worker, Refrigerator Mover, Rod Piler, Rod Straightener, Roll Carrier, Rope Cleaner, Roustabout, Sack Cleaner, Sack Filler, Sack Lifter, Sacker, Salt Lifter, Salvage Worker, Sand Car Worker, Sand Carrier, Sand Drier, Sand Mixer, Sand Screener, Sand Shoveler, Sand Wheeler, Scavenger, Scene Shifter, Scrap Carrier, Scrap Collector, Scrap Iron Loader, Scrap Picker, Screener, Seed Trucker, Selector, Service Attendant, Set-Up Workers, Motion Picture Sets, Studios, and Stages, Setter Helper, Shackler, Shaver, Sheep Sorter, Shellfish Processing Laborer, Shingle Carrier, Ship Fastener, Shipping and Receiving Material Handler, Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler, Shoveler, Sign Poster, Skating Rink Ice Maker, Skid Strapper, Skid Wrapper, Skin Piler, Slag Dumper, Slag Worker, Slip Box Changer, Snow Shoveler, Snubber, Sorter, Spike Driver, Spiker, Spreader, Stabber, Stage Hand, Stage Set-Up Worker, Stagehand, Steel Handler, Steel Pickler, Steel Unloader, Stevedore, Stevedores, Stock Counter, Stock Driver, Stock Handler, Stock Handler Floorperson, Stock Mover, Stock or Delivery Clerk, Stock Puller, Stock Replenisher, Stocker, Stockroom Helper, Street Cleaner, Street Light Cleaner, Street Light Lamp Cleaner, Street Sweeper, Striker, Studio Grip, Studio Set-Up Worker, Stuffer, Supplies Packer, Tandem Mill Sticker, Tar Worker, Tent Worker, Terminal Worker, Theater Technician, Tie Layer, Tie Loader, Tie Tamper, Timber Cutter, Tin Stacker, Tissue Packer, Tombstone Erector, Tombstone Setter, Tool Carrier, Tool Chaser, Track Fitter, Track Greaser, Track Sweeper, Track Walker, Track Worker, Tractor Trailer Moving Van Driver Helper, Transfer Table Operator Helper, Tree Girdler, Trestle Mainternance Laborer, Trestleman, Trimmer, Trimmer Loader, Truck Bracer, Truck Dock Material Mover, Truck Driver Helper, Truck Loader and Unloader, Truck Packer, Truck Striker, Trucker, Truckman, Unloader, Unloading and Loading Line Service Attendant, Van Driver Helper, Van Loader, Vat House Laborer, Vault Person, Vegetable Handler, Warehouse Associate, Warehouse Hand, Warehouse Helper, Warehouse Laborer, Warehouse Lead, Warehouse Worker, Warehouseman, Water Attendant, Water Carrier, Waxer, Weight Shifter, Wharf Laborer, Wharf Tender, Wharf Worker, Wheel Roller, Wheeler, Wood Chopper, Wood Cutter, Wood Sawyer, Wrecker, Yard Cleaner, Yard Laborer, Yard Person, Yardman, Yeast Pusher, Air and Water Filler, Airport Maintenance Laborer
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 9.94   $ 10.80   $ 12.56   $ 15.51   $ 18.64   $ 13.63  
    Yearly $20,670   $22,470   $26,110   $32,270   $38,770   $28,350  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 10.20   $ 10.99   $ 12.81   $ 16.48   $ 19.56   $ 14.14  
    Yearly $21,210   $22,850   $26,640   $34,280   $40,690   $29,420  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.92   $ 10.89   $ 12.93   $ 15.25   $ 18.10   $ 13.50  
    Yearly $20,630   $22,660   $26,890   $31,720   $37,640   $28,070  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.66   $ 10.38   $ 11.82   $ 14.84   $ 18.20   $ 13.05  
    Yearly $20,090   $21,590   $24,580   $30,860   $37,850   $27,150  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 2,337 2,448 0.5% 81
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Administrative and support services 21.4%
    Warehousing and storage 7.8%
    Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 7.5%
    Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 7.3%
    General merchandise stores 5.1%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand  updated July 2013
     


    Knowledge
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand  updated July 2013
     


    Skills
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    No skills information for this occupation.
     


    Abilities
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  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
     
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
     
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
     
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
     
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Stamina - The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Dynamic Strength - The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand  updated July 2013
     


    Work Activities
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  • Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
     
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand  updated July 2013
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand  updated July 2013
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
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  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand  updated July 2013
     


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