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Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand - 53-7062.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Manually move freight, stock, luggage, or other materials, or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Dock Worker
  • Laborer
  • Line Tender
  • Loader
  • Material Handler
  • Merchandise Pickup/Receiving Associate
  • Receiver
  • Receiving Associate
  • Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler
  • Warehouse Worker

SOC Occupation Groups

53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
53-7000 Material Moving Workers
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers
53-7062.00 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

Related Occupations


  • Adjust controls to guide, position, or move equipment, such as cranes, booms, or cameras.
  • Adjust or replace equipment parts, such as rollers, belts, plugs, or caps, using hand tools.
  • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.
  • Attach slings, hooks, or other devices to lift cargo and guide loads.
  • Bundle and band material such as fodder or tobacco leaves, using banding machines.
  • Carry needed tools or supplies from storage or trucks and return them after use.
  • Carry out general yard duties, such as performing shunting on railway lines.
  • Connect electrical equipment to power sources so that it can be tested before use.
  • Direct spouts and position receptacles, such as bins, carts, or containers, so they can be loaded.
  • Guide loads being lifted to prevent swinging.
  • Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
  • Maintain equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.
  • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
  • Pack containers and re-pack damaged containers.
  • Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
  • Record numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
  • Rig or dismantle props or equipment, such as frames, scaffolding, platforms, or backdrops, using hand tools.
  • Shovel material, such as gravel, ice, or spilled concrete, into containers or bins or onto conveyors.
  • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • Stack cargo in locations, such as transit sheds or in holds of ships as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
  • Wash out cargo containers or storage areas.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Connect cables or electrical lines.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition.
  • Mark materials or objects for identification.
  • Monitor cargo area conditions.
  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Operate packing or other material processing equipment.
  • Package materials or products.
  • Position material handling equipment.
  • Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
  • Secure cargo.
  • Set up material handling gear or equipment, such as rigging, packaging, or temporary structures.
  • Shovel materials.
  • Sort materials or objects for processing or transport.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Air Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Automated Logistical Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Supply Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Boatswain's Mate (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Boatswain's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Inventory Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Landing Support Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics/Embarkation Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics/Mobility Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Property Accounting Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Quartermaster, General (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Supply Chain and Materiel Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Supply Systems Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Watercraft Operator (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Dock Worker

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Battery Stacker
  • Blender Laborer
  • Bolt Loader
  • Bottomer I
  • Bull-Gang Worker
  • Cager
  • Car Blocker
  • Car Pincher
  • Car-Dumper-Operator Helper
  • Collector
  • Commissary Assistant
  • Ferryboat-Operator Helper
  • Floor Attendant
  • Flyer
  • Freezing-Room Worker
  • Grip
  • Gum Puller
  • Installer
  • Laborer, Concrete-Mixing Plant
  • Laborer, Hoisting
  • Leaf Tier
  • Line-Service Attendant
  • Loader
  • Loader Helper
  • Log Roller
  • Lumber Handler
  • Lumber Straightener
  • Material Handler
  • Microphone-Boom Operator
  • Motor-Power Connector
  • Munitions Handler
  • Offal Icer, Poultry
  • Paper Stripper
  • Pipe Stripper
  • Priming-Mixture Carrier
  • Prop Attendant
  • Recording Studio Set-Up Worker
  • Setter Helper
  • Shackler
  • Shore Hand, Dredge or Barge
  • Stevedore II
  • Supplies Packer
  • Tin Stacker
  • Tractor-Trailer Moving Van Driver Helper
  • Transfer-Table Operator Helper
  • Truck-Driver Helper
  • Van-Driver Helper
  • Wharf Tender
  • Wharf Worker