Material Handler (Maritime)

What Does A Material Handler (Maritime) Do?

A material handler has the responsibility of dealing with all of the incoming materials at a construction site (in this case in a shipbuilding environment). This person receives and inspects building materials delivered to the site.

How Do I Become A Material Handler (Maritime)?

A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended to obtain one of these positions. Some companies provide their own apprenticeship programs that train people to do these jobs.

What is the Average Salary For A Material Handler (Maritime)?

High – 41,000

Median – 25,000

Low – 18,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Material Handler (Maritime)?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Math

What Is The Work Environment For A Material Handler (Maritime)?

A material handler will work within a construction site, exposed to the weather. Heavy lifting may be required, so don’t cancel that gym membership yet!

What Is The Future Outlook For A Material Handler (Maritime)?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada