As a warehouse technician you will be in charge of the safety and effectiveness of the warehouse systems, processes and maybe people. If you like to review large scale events and make them work smoothly this may be the type of career you will like.

Do you like to move around? Want to find a job in a busy, team-oriented environment? If so, then consider becoming a warehouse technician.You’ll work in the warehouse of an advanced manufacturing company, moving materials and keeping track of inventory. You’ll be active all day and spend your time surrounded by other people.

Warehouse technicians are in charge of keeping the warehouse running as efficiently as possible. You’ll need to pack and unpack boxes, move materials around, and clean and maintain the general area. All of these tasks will require physical strength and endurance. An eye for detail will be important as you sort, count, and record items. If there is a defective item, you’ll need to spot it and know how to take care of the issue. A good head for numbers will definitely be a plus in this position. Depending on the company, you might need to operate heavy equipment, so safety procedures need to be on your mind at all times.

This job is a great way to get started in the advanced manufacturing world. Look for internship or apprenticeship programs that offer hands-on experience in order to impress potential employers.

Also Known As:

Logistics Technician, Warehouse Representative, Warehouse Worker, Warehouseman

Critical Skills


  • Attention to Detail
  • Comprehend and Follow Visual, Written, and Oral Instructions
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures


  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Communication - Internal and External
  • Coordination
  • Decision Making
  • Gathering or Getting Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Problem Solving
  • Reliability
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Time Management

Key Responsibilities

  • Receive and count stock items and record data
  • Pack and unpack items to be stocked in warehouse
  • Verify inventory numbers by comparing them to physical counts of stock and investigate and adjust errors
  • Mark stock items using labeling equipment
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas
  • Determine proper storage methods, identification, and stock location based on turnover, environmental factors, and capabilities of facilities.
  • Keep records on the use or damage of stock or equipment
  • Inspect stock items for wear or defects

Special Requirements

  • Heavy Lifting Ability


  • Physical Activity

How to get this job

No special education needs to get in. Apply and gain experience.

Next Steps for this job

Gain warehouse experience.

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.