Trolley Collector

Trolley Collectors (also known as Other Miscellaneous Labourers) work in the vicinity of supermarkets and other retail stores collecting trolleys and bringing them back to their appropriate locations. They should be able to perform repetitive tasks locating and returning trolleys.

Duties and tasks

  • Collect trolleys, using basic planning methods to gather trolleys in one area, stack them together and move to the next area
  • Move trolleys using small tractors, trailers or manually transporting them
  • Observe car park and other areas in the vicinity of supermarkets or other retail stores and locate trolleys left by shoppers
  • Practice caution, watching for pedestrians and vehicles while removing trolleys from car parking areas to avoid injury
  • Return trolleys to appropriate location in front of supermarkets or stores for customers to easily acquire
  • Transport trolleys once maximum stacking has been reached or there are no other trolleys in sight

Skills required

  • Coordination
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving Capabilities
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Trolley Collectors typically work rotating weekly schedules based on supermarket or other establishments hours of operation. They are required to work on their feet for hours performing repetitive tasks locating and returning trolleys.

Professional associations / Industry information

Service Industries Training Advisory Council (SITAC)
Service Skills Australia

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