Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard

Receive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard. Keep records and compile stock reports.

Median Annual Wage: $22,850

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (70%); Less than high school diploma (17%); Bachelor's degree (7%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Warehouse Clerk; Receiver; Stock Clerk; Stocker; Bay Stocker; Material Handler; Stockroom Clerk; Warehouse Representative; Warehouse Worker; Receiving Lead

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  • Store items in an orderly and accessible manner in warehouses, tool rooms, supply rooms, or other areas.
  • Examine and inspect stock items for wear or defects, reporting any damage to supervisors.
  • Receive and count stock items, and record data manually or using computer.
  • Mark stock items using identification tags, stamps, electric marking tools, or other labeling equipment.
  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors.
  • Provide assistance or direction to other stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard workers.
  • Issue or distribute materials, products, parts, and supplies to customers or coworkers, based on information from incoming requisitions.
  • Dispose of damaged or defective items, or return them to vendors.
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Recommend disposal of excess, defective, or obsolete stock.
  • Keep records on the use or damage of stock or stock-handling equipment.

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard.

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