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Working As A Dairy Clerk

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $21,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Dairy Clerk Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Dairy Clerk

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Dairy Clerk Career Paths

Dairy Clerk
Produce Clerk Merchandiser
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Warehouse Manager Office Manager
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Sales Consultant Leasing Consultant
Assistant Community Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Crew Member Driver Operation Supervisor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Dispatcher Operations Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Assistant Branch Manager
Branch Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Crew Member General Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Project Manager Product Manager
Category Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Service Technician General Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Account Manager Recruiter
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Security Specialist Logistics Specialist
Logistics Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Loss Prevention Officer Loss Prevention Manager
Loss Prevention/Safety Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Inventory Control Specialist Purchasing Agent
Manager Of Purchasing & Materials
10 Yearsyrs
Dairy Manager Merchandiser District Manager
Market Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Produce Clerk Security Officer Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Service Representative Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Dairy Manager Sales Manager Store Manager
Store Director
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Transportation Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Frozen Food Clerk 2.7 years
Produce Clerk 2.3 years
Clerk 2.3 years
Dairy Clerk 2.0 years
Stower 1.9 years
Dairy Stocker 1.7 years
Stock Receiver 1.7 years
Dairy Associate 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Dairy Clerk
Cashier 20.4%
Stower 9.7%
Internship 6.2%
Cook 4.3%
Volunteer 2.7%
Clerk 2.7%
Stocker 2.5%
Teller 2.5%
Server 2.1%
Top Careers After Dairy Clerk
Cashier 10.9%
Stower 5.4%
Driver 4.0%
Manager 3.7%
Internship 3.4%
Server 3.0%
Associate 2.9%
Deli Clerk 2.9%
Cook 2.7%

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Dairy Clerk Demographics

Gender

Male

85.6%

Female

13.7%

Unknown

0.7%
Ethnicity

White

64.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.9%

Black or African American

10.8%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.0%

French

9.8%

German

4.9%

Arabic

4.9%

Kurdish

2.4%

Mandarin

2.4%

Portuguese

2.4%

Cantonese

2.4%

Japanese

2.4%

Czech

2.4%

Hindi

2.4%

Urdu

2.4%
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Dairy Clerk Education

Schools

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

9.3%

Iowa State University

7.4%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

6.5%

Metropolitan Community College

5.6%

University of Connecticut

5.6%

Appalachian State University

4.6%

University of Rhode Island

4.6%

Manchester Community College

4.6%

Suffolk County Community College

4.6%

University of Iowa

4.6%

Bergen Community College

4.6%

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

4.6%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

4.6%

Savannah Technical College

4.6%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.6%

Community College of Rhode Island

4.6%

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

3.7%

Southern Connecticut State University

3.7%

Trident Technical College

3.7%

Prince George's Community College

3.7%
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Majors

Business

22.3%

Criminal Justice

12.3%

General Studies

6.9%

Accounting

5.8%

Computer Science

5.6%

Liberal Arts

5.0%

Graphic Design

4.5%

Communication

4.1%

Psychology

3.7%

Kinesiology

3.5%

Automotive Technology

3.2%

Information Technology

3.0%

Biology

2.8%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.8%

Education

2.6%

Management

2.6%

History

2.6%

Photography

2.4%

Drafting And Design

2.2%

Political Science

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.9%

Other

35.9%

Associate

16.0%

Certificate

4.3%

Masters

2.0%

Diploma

1.2%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Dairy Clerk

  1. Customer Service
  2. Stock Dairy Products
  3. Dairy Shelves
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Delivered great customer service while marketing daily/weekly promotions throughout the store.
  • Provide customer service to all customers - Break down pallets and stock dairy products
  • Provided customer service to store patrons by helping to locate store items and stocked dairy shelves.
  • Provide customer assistance and maintain stock for dairy merchandise on a daily basis
  • Executed daily operations of Grocery Department and Dairy Department.

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