Warehouse is a building in which all kinds of goods are stored in order to protect these goods from stealing and corrosion. So warehouse workers are those who work in a warehouse. These warehouse workers need to transport and store these goods. Raw materials which are meant for various purposes are stored in these warehouses before it is being used. Finished products which are manufactured by using these raw materials are stored in the warehouses until they are transported to the stores for sale. Many of the manufacturers or companies producing any kind of products own their own warehouse for storing the raw materials and finished products. There are many other warehouses which are not owned by the companies, so the companies will have to pay money for storing their goods in the warehouse. There are some kinds of special warehouses like refrigerated warehouse which are meant for storing food products.
The major functions of a warehouse worker include 1) loading and unloading of raw materials which are stored in the warehouse 2) they should check the condition of these materials which are stored in the warehouse 3) should be safeguarding these products from robbers and other people.
The basic qualifications for becoming a warehouse keeper are should have good experience in operating fork lift devices, should posses a driver’s license, should be fit enough to lift a load of 50 lbs, should complete high school studies, should be punctual and they should know to manage the time. They are provided with special uniforms and steel boots by the company when they are working in the warehouse. Completion of high school studies is not a compulsory criterion. Candidates who are studying can also apply for this job as a part time job so that they could earn money for completing their studies. They should work in great pace and capable of working under great pressure. They should work hard and should be able to work as a team.
Those who are interested in becoming a warehouse worker can apply directly to the company they are interested to work for. Any openings for this job will be advertised in any newspaper, weekly and in internet sites. When comparing with other fields the opportunities in warehouses are increasing day by day. The introduction of computers and other equipments caused a sudden decline in the job opportunities in other fields. But the need for workers in warehouse is increasing.