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Warehouse Assistant

Warehouse Assistants, also known as store persons, receive and send goods to and from warehouses. They handle goods in warehouses as well, which may entail taking inventory and physically moving stock.

Duties and tasks

  • Accepting delivered goods
  • Checking delivered goods for quality
  • Keeping track of products inside the warehouse or store
  • Loading goods out of the warehouse onto trucks for delivery
  • Opening packages and removing and storing products
  • Operating machinery that may be needed to move and handle heavy products

Skills required

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to solve problems
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Active listening skills
  • Oral communications skills
  • Physical strength

Working conditions

Warehouse assistants work in large warehouses or other stores. The structures are often physically large in nature and heavy machinery is often present, making it necessary for warehouse assistants to be on alert at all times.

Professional associations / Industry information

Service Industries Training Advisory Council
Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia
Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council

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