How to write a Warehouse Worker job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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What does a Warehouse Worker do?

Warehouse Workers use heavy machinery, like pallet jacks and forklifts, to unload and load freight from trailers. Warehouse Workers receive, store, handle, prepare, and ship products within the warehouse. Warehouse Workers must be able to lift and carry heavy materials.

Warehouse Worker job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Warehouse Worker job titles

  • Warehouse Worker
  • Warehouse Worker (4+ Years’ Experience)
  • Warehouse Worker (with forklift certification)
  • Warehouse Worker (Part-Time)
  • Material Handler

Warehouse Worker job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Warehouse Worker job summary

Our lifestyle brand is searching for a Warehouse Worker to join our team at the distribution center. We need an ambitious and hardworking professional who does not mind working in hot or cold conditions and can work an entire shift on his or her feet. We prize speed and accuracy above all else, so we require a Warehouse Worker who can pay careful attention on the job, follow instructions precisely and double-check his or her work before completing a task. Our company offers a competitive salary, paid time off and excellent benefits. We also have an in-house training program for the right applicant.

Warehouse Worker responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Warehouse Worker responsibilities

  • Pick merchandise from the distribution center and transport it to the shipping bay
  • Receive merchandise for return or delivery and verify its contents
  • Count and stock merchandise based on inventory control log
  • Identify damaged, lost or missing merchandise and notify supervisor immediately
  • Pack orders in an orderly manner and close cartons so they are prepared for shipping
  • Treat merchandise with care and concern at all times
  • Train and support new employees as they are on-boarded
  • Scan all containers to determine appropriate contents as well as end destination

Warehouse Worker qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Warehouse Worker skills

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Current forklift certification a plus
  • Previous warehouse experience preferred
  • Ability to work on feet and carry objects weighing up to 80 lbs

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