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  NOC 7452 – Material handlers

To apply under NOC-7452 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Material handlers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Material handlers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Load, unload and move products and materials by hand or using basic material handling equipment
  • Move household appliances and furniture onto and off moving trucks or vans
  • Perform other material handling activities such as counting, weighing, sorting, packing and unpacking.

Material handlers (equipment operators) perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate winches and other loading devices to load and unload materials onto and off trucks, railway cars and loading docks of warehouses and industrial establishments
  • Operate industrial trucks, tractors, loaders and other equipment to transport materials to and from transportation vehicles and loading docks and to store and retrieve materials in warehouses
  • 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
  • Operate equipment to dump materials such as coal, ore and grain into or to remove materials from railway cars, trucks or other vehicles
  • Operate conveyors and equipment to transfer grain or other materials from transportation vehicles to elevators, bins or other storage areas
  • May perform other activities, such as opening containers and crates, filling warehouse orders, assisting in taking inventory and weighing and checking materials.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Material handlers

NOC 7452 – Material handlers example titles.

  • ash handler
  • attendant, used building materials yard
  • automated storage and retrieval system operator
  • automatic pallet equipment operator
  • bandoleer packer – explosives manufacturing
  • belt conveyor attendant
  • beltman/woman
  • bin attendant
  • bin filler
  • binman/woman
  • box bander
  • box filler
  • boxcar loader
  • bucket elevator operator
  • bulk materials carrier operator
  • bulk materials loader operator
  • bulk materials unloader
  • bundler, hand
  • car loader, railway
  • carrier operator, bulk materials
  • cement loader and sacker
  • coal conveyor operator
  • coal conveyor operator – surface mining
  • coal dumper
  • coal handler
  • coal loader-unloader
  • coal wheeler
  • coal-moving equipment operator
  • conveyor belt attendant
  • conveyor belt operator (except underground mines)
  • conveyor belt patroller-controller
  • conveyor console operator
  • conveyor operator – material handling (except underground mines)
  • conveyor operator, grain
  • conveyor tender – material handling (except underground mines)
  • cribber – grain elevator
  • disposal worker – warehouse
  • dockman/woman – truck transport
  • dumper – material handling
  • dumper – surface coal mining
  • electric dolly operator
  • electric mule operator
  • electric truck operator
  • explosives handler
  • explosives packer
  • express service handler (except air transport)
  • fats and oils loader
  • feed mill loader
  • forklift operator
  • forklift truck operator
  • freight car loader
  • freight car unloader
  • freight handler (except air transport)
  • freight loader (except air transport)
  • freight unloader (except air transport)
  • furniture loader-unloader
  • furniture mover
  • glass cut-off machine unloader
  • grain conveyor operator
  • grain handler
  • grain weigher
  • hand bagger – material handling
  • hand bundler
  • hand packager
  • hand packer, sacks – material handling
  • hand sacker – material handling
  • hand truck operator
  • handler, explosives
  • handler, freight (except air transport)
  • handler, grain
  • handler, heavy materials
  • handler, light materials
  • handler, materials
  • handler, materials – manufacturing and warehousing
  • handler, recycled paper
  • heavy materials handler
  • helper, stock
  • helper, stock-keeper
  • helper, warehouse keeper
  • household goods mover
  • industrial truck operator
  • jack lift operator
  • jigger operator, supermarket
  • jitney driver – material handling
  • labourer – material handling
  • labourer – warehousing and storage
  • lift driver
  • lift jack operator
  • lift scoop operator
  • lift truck operator
  • light materials handler
  • liquids loader-unloader
  • loader operator, bulk materials
  • loader, fats and oils
  • loader, freight (except air transport)
  • loader, railway car
  • loader, ready-mix trucks
  • loader, tank trucks
  • loader, trucks
  • loader-unloader – material handling
  • loader-unloader, furniture
  • loader-unloader, liquids
  • lumber handler – building supplies
  • lumber piler – building supplies
  • lumber stocker – material handling
  • lumber unloader – material handling
  • malthouse worker
  • material handler
  • material handler – manufacturing and warehousing
  • Mobilift operator
  • munitions handler
  • operator, coal-moving equipment
  • operator, conveyor – material handling (except underground mines)
  • operator, conveyor belt (except underground mines)
  • operator, forklift
  • operator, forklift truck
  • operator, grain conveyor
  • operator, hand truck
  • operator, lift truck
  • operator, pallet lift
  • operator, pallet truck
  • operator, reach truck
  • operator, stacker – material handling
  • operator, straddle carrier
  • operator, straddle truck
  • operator, tier lift truck
  • package lift operator
  • packer – material handling
  • pallet lift operator
  • pallet loader operator
  • pallet truck operator
  • palletizer operator
  • paper wrapper – material handling
  • pick-up machine operator
  • piler – material handling
  • piler (except processing)
  • pole distributor operator
  • pole stacker operator
  • power truck driver – material handling
  • railway car loader
  • reach truck operator
  • ready-mix truck loader
  • recycled paper handler
  • sack packer, hand – material handling
  • shingle piler – material handling
  • shipment assembler
  • skidder – fruit packing
  • stacker – material handling
  • stacker operator – material handling
  • stacking machine operator – material handling
  • stacking machine tender – material handling
  • stock helper
  • stock-keeper helper
  • stockpiler
  • storage man/woman
  • storage worker – material handling
  • straddle carrier operator
  • straddle truck operator
  • supermarket jigger operator
  • tank truck loader
  • tender, conveyor – material handling (except underground mines)
  • tender, stacking machine – material handling
  • tier lift truck operator
  • tipman/woman – surface coal mining
  • tow motor driver (except air transport)
  • truck load weigher
  • truck loader
  • unloader, glass cut-off machine
  • used building materials yard attendant
  • van loader
  • warehouse keeper helper
  • warehouse worker – material handling
  • warehouseman/woman
  • warehouseperson
  • weigher, truck loads
  • wrapper, paper – material handling
  • yard attendant, used building materials

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.
  • Physical strength is required for manual material handlers who work with heavy materials.


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  • Warehouse supervisors (in 1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations)

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