Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators:

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $33,450.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 26,424
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 13.58 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Secure cargo
Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment
Drive truck with capacity greater than 3 tons
Operate tractor with accessories or attachments
Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate cargo handling gear
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Drive automobile, van, or light truck
Operate heavy construction equipment

Handling and Moving Objects

Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment
Attach equipment extensions or accessories
Position material handling equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Package goods for shipment or storage

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Lift Trucks
Material Handling Equipment
Equipment Maintenance
Customer Service
Warehouse Operations

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