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In a factory, a material handler moves raw materials and semi-finished goods into various production lines until they are processed into final products. In warehouses, material handlers pick products ordered by customers and deliver them to the front office for picking. They also audit the inventory and report any raw materials or finished product shortages to their supervisors.
In factories or warehouses, material handlers work on complex tasks that facilitate seamless production or delivery of finished goods to customers. The tasks listed below are some that material handlers do.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for material handlers is expected to grow by 4% from 2018 to 2028.
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