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Busy warehouses never sleep. As a warehouse associate, you make it happen, moving freight, stock, or other materials, whenever and wherever they’re needed.
To become a warehouse associate, you’ll typically need less than a month of on-the-job training from a supervisor or more experienced worker.
Warehouse associates spend much of their day moving and lifting objects of all sizes. To get the job done, you’ll need good hand-eye coordination and plenty of physical strength and stamina. Listening skills are also important, as you’ll need to understand and follow specific directions from supervisors.
Two years in you’re likely to have mastered several skills related to the operations of the warehouse and may begin to train others who are just starting out.
After five years, you may choose to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to be able to operate specialized vehicles as part of your job.
With additional experience you may be promoted to higher managerial positions, either within the warehouse or higher in the company itself.