Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Yard Clerk
  • Yard Assistant
  • Warehousing Technician
  • Warehouseman
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Warehouse Technician
  • Warehouse Stocker
  • Warehouse Specialist
  • Warehouse Representative
  • Warehouse Record Clerk
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What They Do

  • Drive trucks to pick up incoming stock or to deliver parts to designated locations.
  • Sell materials, equipment, and other items from stock in retail settings.
  • Advise retail customers or internal users on the appropriateness of parts, supplies, or materials requested.
  • Purchase new or additional stock, or prepare documents that provide for such purchases.
  • Confer with engineering and purchasing personnel and vendors regarding stock procurement and availability.
  • Determine sequence and release of back orders according to stock availability.
  • Prepare products, supplies, equipment, or other items for use by adjusting, repairing or assembling them as necessary.
  • Compile, review, and maintain data from contracts, purchase orders, requisitions, and other documents to assess supply needs.
  • Determine proper storage methods, identification, and stock location based on turnover, environmental factors, and physical capabilities of facilities.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports of inventories, price lists, shortages, shipments, expenditures, and goods used or issued.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • 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.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $24,390 with most people making between $16,760 and $36,860

Outlook

0.26%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 79,260 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 81,320 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 206 openings due to growth and about 2,514 replacement openings for approximately 2,720 total annual openings.



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