Writing a Warehouse Worker Job Description

Author Mike Marschke Date Feb 16 2022

When building an effective hiring funnel to fill a high volume of warehouse worker roles, HR practitioners must write clear and concise job descriptions. You don’t get a second chance to make a great first impression with your prospective employees, so it’s critical to take care when putting together your warehouse worker job description.

With more than 2 million warehouse workers in the U.S. alone, these logistics employees are the backbone of the domestic supply chain. Because of the increased demand for people to fill these  positions, it’s vital that your HR team writes a job description that thoroughly explains the role and clearly communicates your company’s values.

What Does a Warehouse Worker Do?

Warehouse workers perform myriad tasks that keep warehouse operations running smoothly. Their duties typically include pulling and preparing orders, keeping the work area clean and safe, scanning and processing stock products, reporting on inventory, and using equipment to move items.

Warehouse Worker Salary

While compensation packages for warehouse workers vary across the country, according to Salary.com, the average hourly wage for warehouse workers typically ranges from $14 to $19.

Sample Warehouse Worker Job Description


[Company] is seeking an efficient warehouse worker to receive and process incoming stock, prepare and complete orders for delivery and/or pickup, and perform inventory and quality control.

Safety and efficiency are a priority here at [Company], and we are looking for warehouse workers who can adhere to these values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform transfers of stock to and from warehouse
  • Receive products and check for quality and damages to items
  • Properly store delivered items
  • Operate equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Process requests for supplies, prepare items for delivery, and prepare packages for shipping
  • Adhere to basic safety procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to follow basic safety procedures and precautions due to physical risks
  • Basic math and arithmetic skills
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 75 lbs
  • Time management skills
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required

If you’re in the process of hiring a high volume of warehouse workers or any other hourly roles, be sure to check out our one-pager, Strategies for High Volume Hiring!


Elevate your candidate sourcing strategy.

Unsure where to start when it comes to sourcing? Browse our top 15 candidate sourcing strategies to learn how to attract your industry’s top talent.

Source more applicants

About the Author

Director, Strategic Programs

Mike Marschke

Mike Marschke is Fountain's Director of Product who has a passion for innovation and optimizing talent acquisition strategies, enhancing candidate experiences, and driving organizational growth.