Mover - General Laborer

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Located in Northborough, MA

Salary: 17.00

Helping customers at their  businesses, movers prepare items for transportation to another destination. While some run their own businesses, movers often work for professional moving companies that service a specific area. On a team with other helpers, they help prepare, load, and unload items, and some also drive the moving truck. Movers work a physically demanding job that requires heavy lifting, and they sometimes work on nights and weekends to meet customers’ requests. Employers look for candidates who are physically able to do the work and provide the necessary training for qualified individuals.

 

Mover Duties and Responsibilities

While a mover’s day-to-day duties and responsibilities are determined by where they work, there are many core tasks associated with the role. Based on our analysis of job listings, these include:

Pack and Prepare Items

At the destination, movers help prepare and pack customers’ items to prevent damage during transit. Their tasks include taking apart furniture, wrapping items in bubble wrap or stretch wrap, putting loose items in boxes and sealed bags, and using straps and cardboard sheets on large items.

Load and Unload Items

Movers use equipment like dollies and ramps to load customers’ items from their buildings to the moving truck. They arrange items in the truck to fit the load and prevent objects from falling or getting damaged. At the destination, movers take the items off the truck and place them in the location the customer requests.

Take Inventory

Keeping track of the customer’s items to make sure nothing gets lost or damaged is an important responsibility that movers have. They write down a description of each package or item at the customer’s location before starting loading. Movers check this inventory when they reach the destination to ensure they unload all the items.

Handle Customer Requests

Movers also answer customers’ questions and address requests they have for how they want items packed, loaded, and unloaded. They also provide information about price and time estimates and address any concerns.

Perform Cleaning and Maintenance Tasks

Before leaving the customer’s loading site, movers clean up any supplies or garbage left behind during the packing process. They also keep their moving trucks clean and may help perform general vehicle maintenance.

 

Mover Skills and Qualifications

An attention to detail and knowledge of proper packaging, loading, and unloading processes help movers successfully assist their customers. In addition to preferring candidates with a high school education and driving skills, companies look for movers with the following skill set:

Express Office: Worcester
1241 Main Street
Suite 5
Worcester, MA 01603
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