Temporary Warehouse Staff

Warehouse staff wear many hats to keep the inventory moving efficiently! Their specific duties can vary depending on the size and type of warehouse (retail, manufacturing, etc.)

OpenStaff can be a valuable tool in your search for temporary warehouse workers in a few ways:

Matching Skills and Needs:

  • OpenStaff can analyze job descriptions and candidate profiles to find the best fit based on skills, experience, and preferences. This can save you time sifting through resumes and applications.

Targeted Advertising:

  • OpenStaff can help target your job postings to the right audience. By analyzing your specific needs, OpenStaff can display your job posting to warehouse workers actively seeking temporary positions.

Pre-screening Candidates:

  • OpenStaff can pre-screen potential candidates, saving you time and ensuring they meet the minimum requirements before you invest time and resources.
  • OpenStaff specializes in temporary positions and can connect you with a pre-vetted pool of warehouse candidates. 

Your on-demand OpenStaff directory of Warehouse Staff can vary depending on their specific training and certifications, but here’s a general overview of some common responsibilities:


  • Unload deliveries: This involves unloading trucks, boxes, and pallets of incoming goods. Warehouse staff may use forklifts, pallet jacks, or manual equipment to move and organize inventory.
  • Inspect and verify: They check incoming shipments for accuracy, ensuring they match the order and that items are undamaged. Any discrepancies or damages are reported accordingly.

Stocking and Inventory Control:

  • Organize and store: Warehouse staff put away received items in designated locations, ensuring efficient storage and retrieval. Following proper organization systems is key for keeping track of inventory.
  • Maintain inventory levels: They may be responsible for cycle counts, which involve physically checking inventory levels against warehouse records to ensure accuracy.

Picking and Packing:

  • Order fulfillment: When customer orders arrive, warehouse staff pick the necessary items from storage. Accuracy and efficiency are crucial in this task.
  • Packing and labeling: Once picked, they carefully pack orders, ensuring items are secure and protected during shipping. They may also be responsible for labeling boxes with proper shipping information.


  • Load trucks: Warehouse staff load outgoing shipments onto trucks or delivery vehicles, following weight and safety guidelines.
  • Maintain shipping records: They may keep track of outgoing shipments and ensure proper documentation is completed.

Additional duties may include:

  • Operating warehouse equipment: Some staff may be trained to operate forklifts, pallet jacks, or other machinery used to move and store inventory.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment: Keeping the warehouse clean and organized is important for safety and efficiency.
  • Data entry: Some warehouse staff may use barcode scanners or computer systems to track inventory and record data.

Overall, warehouse staff play a critical role in the supply chain. Their duties ensure the smooth flow of goods, from receiving orders to shipping them out.

Contact OpenStaff today, to get your Warehouse Staff available on-demand