How to Hire a Warehouse Worker

Does your growing business need a Warehouse Worker? Warehouse Workers help with picking, packing, and shipping merchandise and products to customers and clients.

Here are some tips to help you find great Warehouse Worker candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.59 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$21.75 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Warehouse Worker?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Warehouse Worker hire can help your business by:

• Count stock or merchandise and add to an inventory control log
• Pack orders in a neat, efficient manner
• Prepare orders for shipping and delivery

Skills to look for in a great Warehouse Worker

A great Warehouse Worker candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Forklift driver certification
• Previous warehouse experience
• Reading and writing skills
• Attention to details
• Ability to carry heavy objects
• Can spend entire shift on their feet

Writing a Warehouse Worker job description

A thoughtful description can help find qualified Warehouse Worker candidates. A Warehouse Worker job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Warehouse Worker jobs, such as:

• Warehouse Worker
• Warehouse Associate
• Warehouse Agent

Interviewing Warehouse Worker candidates

Strong candidates for Warehouse Worker positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Previous experience working with inventory tools and software
• Ability to carry, pack and ship heavy loads
• Can efficiently pack shipments so product arrives intact

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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