Material Handling as a Career Path

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Informational Video "Material Handling as a Career Path" brought to you by MHEDA & MHI

Have you ever ordered a product that delivered right to your door? Or ever purchased a product in one of your favorite stores?

How exactly do this products get onto that shelf or come in a box right at your doorstep? The answer to this is the material handling industry! Material Handling is deifned as the movement, protection, storage, and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumtion, and disposal. It is the industry responsible for getting your favorite products to the stores or to the companies' that deliver the product right to your door.

Careers in the Material Handling Industry

A career in material handling can be a variety of different things all requiring different skill sets. These careers can be in both the office and warehouse setting as they can consist of:

  • Drafters
  • Sales Engineers
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Safety Management
  • Welding
  • Installation
  • Program Technician
  • Conveyor Technician
  • Forklift Operator
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Big Data/Business Analyst
  • Information Technology
  • Customer Service
  • Order Management
  • Fleet Management
  • and much more!

All of these careers and more are present in the Material Handling Industry. If you are interested in any of them the Material Handling Industry may be the place for you!

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