General Factory and Warehouse Jobs
General labor jobs in the warehousing industry are important. Without so many workers handling millions of products each day, nothing could be properly distributed. They are responsible for receiving, storing, and shipping good and materials, ensuring that they are safe from damage or tampering.
Manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers as well as some government agencies employ warehouse crews to handle products like food, medical supplies, clothing, or commodities such as steel or lumber. Although the duties of factory and warehouse workers vary depending on the job, they are generally responsible for receiving stock and preparing it to be shipped out.
Assemblers work on factory lines operating production machinery and making minor repairs to products as they are built. They are responsible for doing the actual assembly work by hand or with the help of specialized machinery. Assemblers must be aware of how many products are on the factory line at all times and adjust the speed of their work accordingly. Out of all jobs in warehouse and distributing, assemblers must be the most team-oriented. One disruption on the line can cause problems for other workers later. Speed and attention to detail are necessary to become a successful worker.
Shipping & Packing
Warehouse laborers who work in the shipping & packing department are responsible for filling out orders. In many cases shipping & packing employees work in warehouses designed for retailers and wholesalers. As orders are placed, they read manifests and determine what is the best method to pack the materials so that no damage occurs during shipping. They must be very careful to pay close attention to every order. The less mistakes made during the shipping & packing process, the higher the customer satisfaction.
Metal & Plastic Production
Manufacturing workers specializing in metal & plastic production perform various tasks such as operating and cleaning machinery or loading and unloading materials. Workers who operate machinery are directly involved in the production of the metal & plastic. They must follow strict safety guidelines, communicate well with other crewmembers, and make necessary adjustments to machines so that production runs smoothly.
General production laborers are typically responsible for cleaning the equipment and hauling the finished product once it's ready to be shipped out. Much of their performance is based on their physical strength ability to communicate with the machine operators. General production and manufacturing workers must work together to ensure a safe workplace that creates quality materials.