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Warehouse Technicians

About This Career

Warehouse Technicians are responsible for products within a warehouse environment.  Specifically, they receive, store and issue materials, equipment, and other items from the stockroom, warehouse, or storage yards. In the oil and gas industry, Warehouse Technicians may also connect hoses or pipes and operate equipment to load and unload liquid petroleum, chemical or other products into or from tank cars, tank trucks or storage tanks. They keep records and compile stock reports and may process orders from supplier company facilities/plants or external customers.

Warehouse Technicians interact with internal and external clients and warehouse supervisory staff.  They use equipment such as forklifts, dollies, hand lifts, cranes, etc. to move materials.  They may need experience in Cycle Count Process and inventory/warehouse management processes.

Education: This occupation requires a high school diploma and some employers may require a supply chain management diploma or trades certification.

Employment: The Warehouse Technicians are employed in onshore and offshore environments in exploration and production, oil sands, oil and gas services and pipeline sectors in oil and gas industry.

Example Titles: Distribution and Transport Logistics Technician, Freight Forwarding Technician, Material Handlers, Storage Workers, Receivers, Warehouse Workers, Fork Truck Operator, Railway Car Loader, Supply Control Coordinator, Receiving Supervisor or Stock Clerks.

Work Activities
Applying Health and Safety Principles
Maintaining a clean and safe working environment. Using safe handling techniques.
Controlling Machines and Processes
Receiving materials from external vendors. Requisitioning supplies and materials
Handling and Moving Objects
Stocking shelves and operating a forklift.
Operating material handling equipment (for example, dollies, hand trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts, cranes, conveyers): Operating equipment to load and unload liquid petroleum, chemical or other products into or from tank cars, tank trucks or storage tanks.
Using storage systems to handle and store products (use equipment to move items and place them in appropriate storage areas or bins).
Monitoring and Controlling Resources
Order parts and keep inventories.
Performing General Physical Activities
Completing the cycle count process and general house keeping,
Competencies
Leadership
Service Orientation
Behavioural
Attention to Detail
Knowledge
Public Safety and Security
Transportation
Technical
Operation and Control
Foundational
Critical Thinking
Career Path
  • Equipment Operator to Supervisor to Consultant
  • Trucking to Grocery or Retail Stock to Moving Company
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Working Conditions
  • Physical
    Mild Physical Activity
  • Steeringwheel
    Driving Required
  • Arrow
    Shift Work
  • Load
    Heavy Lifting
  • Standing
    Long Periods of Standing
  • Physical
    Physically Demanding
  • Longshifts
    Long Shifts
Similar Jobs In Other Industries
Careers also exist in the following industries:
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Forestry and logging
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Non-residential and residential building construction
  • Petroleum and coal product manufacturing
  • Primary metal manufacturing
  • Rail transportation
  • Truck transportation
  • Utilities, including renewable energy
  • Warehousing and storage
  • Wood product manufacturing
Job Details

Job Category

Business and Operations Support

Sectors

Pipelines

Oil and gas services

Oil sands

Exploration and production

NOC

1522

Qualifications + Experience

Education:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in a related clerical occupation, or as a warehouse worker, may be required for partspersons.
  • Physical strength is required for manual material handlers who work with heavy materials.