WINNING IN THE WORLD OF WORK – OPERATOR JOBS IN HIGH DEMAND
There’s a high demand for material handling equipment (MHE) jobs in Alberta as large distribution centres continue to open up and make their homes in Alberta.
You’ve likely seen companies like Walmart and Amazon recruiting for warehouse positions lately, but what are they really looking for?
The most common MHE jobs opportunities include:
- Forklift Operators, who distribute, transport and take inventory of equipment, merchandise and /or materials.
- Reach Truck Operators, who operate reach trucks, load orders onto delivery trucks, scan orders and mechanically pick orders.
- Power Pallet Jack Operators, who move material throughout the warehouse and pick and replenish stock.
These positions can also require knowledge of computer applications, ability to use RF guns, heavy lifting, detailed organization skills and attention to safety protocol.
Schedule and Hours
Warehouse jobs often offer both full time and part time jobs in shift work, including weekends and overnight.
Certification and other requirements
Most MHE jobs in Alberta require candidates to complete Alberta Forklift Certification and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certification.
If you don’t have the certification or skills to qualify for an operator position, you can upskill through our Career Leap program, which offers training and access to resources for assessments, licencing and more.
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