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Companies are always looking for good warehouse workers, so there are a lot of opportunities available. However, there is also a lot of competition for these jobs. How do you get a jump on the competition for that next great warehouse job? By having an outstanding resume. We’ll give you some guidance and an example of a well-done warehouse worker resume.
Having the right stuff on your warehouse worker resume is crucial. If your potential new employer doesn’t see the information they need, they’ll trash it. You should highlight key abilities and knowledge like worker safety, inventory management, quality checking, and invoicing. Make sure to call out any accomplishments or recognition you’ve received as a warehouse worker as well.
Having a strong introduction on your resume is critical because hiring managers don’t spend much time looking at a resume before deciding to keep it or discard it. Your introduction must get their attention right away. Our example resume does a great job of this by providing a broad overview of your skills and experience related to the warehouse industry.
As with any resume, your job experience should make up a major portion of the document. You’ll want to focus on the most important aspects of the job. Generic job tasks, while important, shouldn’t take up too much space in your experience. Instead, spend the time developing your resume to showcase your knowledge of the kinds of things that employers are seeking, for example security and safety protocols, OSHA policies and procedures, security standards, shipping and receiving, labeling, stacking, and inventory management, as well as any specific machinery/tool experience you may have.
The most important thing to have on your job descriptions are those accomplishments, achievements, and contributions that make you stand out from other warehouse workers. In our example, there is a bulleted list at the end of the entry in the professional experience section that makes these accomplishments stand out to employers. Have you improved processes or procedures in the warehouse? How have you excelled in your job(s)? This is where you can really make yourself stand out as a candidate.
The last part of the resume is where you show your education and training. It’s important that as a warehouse professional, you include any certifications or licenses related to warehouse work, such as forklift and machine operator licenses, safety and health certifications, etc.
Working in a warehouse requires a lot of focus and endurance, as well as many other skills. Make sure your warehouse worker resume includes all of your strongest skills related to the profession.
Here are some of the top skills for a warehouse worker’s resume:
Pallet jack operation
Picking and packing
Performance-driven and dynamic professional with six years of experience in fast-paced warehouse and inventory operations. Demonstrated success in providing quality customer service by collaborating with transportation companies to ensure fast and timely delivery of products. Track record of introducing training initiatives to enhance staff skills and improve productivity within multiple warehouses across the United States.
Employment history example
Warehouse Associate / Management Trainee at Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co. LLC., Jacksonville, Florida 2015 - Present
Monitored inventory levels to calculate and verify quantity of items while supporting supervisors with daily management activities. Loaded and unloaded freight in efficient and safe manner, utilizing proper tools and equipment. Coordinated with LTL trucking companies to schedule pickups/deliveries for timely delivery of products. Oversaw inventory processes; corrected and streamlined inventory for audits. Supported sales and customer service staff in addressing customer inquiries by providing product details and tracking information to improve customer satisfaction.
Assessed employees’ capabilities and allocated tasks accordingly to drive efficiency and achieve operational excellence.
Pooled resources with other warehouses to roll out new products and services and meet increasing client demands.
Introduced training initiatives within Jacksonville facility and multiple warehouses across the United States to enhance staff skills and boost overall performance.
Machine Operator at Pepsi Beverages Co., Jacksonville, Florida 2012 - 2015
Plumber at John Williams Plumbing, MacClenny, Florida 2009 - 2012
Associate of Science in Business Administration at Florida Gateway College, Lake City, Florida
Scheduling & Resource Allocation
Order Processing & Delivery
Reporting & Documentation
Inventory Control & Planning
Staff Training & Development
Warehouse Machine Management
Garland is a writer and technology consultant that lives in far west Texas, USA. He is semi-retired from a successful 25-year career in the Information Technology industry, and now spends his time writing for various websites (mostly career development related). Garland holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, and a master’s degree in Economics and Computer Information Systems.