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Working As An Inventory Assistant

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $30,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Inventory Assistant 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 An Inventory Assistant

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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Average Length of Employment
Crib Attendant 3.9 years
Inventory Clerk 2.3 years
Inventory Stocker 1.7 years
Inventory Counter 1.5 years
Top Careers Before Inventory Assistant
Cashier 14.4%
Internship 7.9%
Assistant 5.6%
Volunteer 4.9%
Server 4.2%
Supervisor 2.9%
Manager 2.7%
Waitress 2.0%
Top Careers After Inventory Assistant
Cashier 11.6%
Internship 7.4%
Assistant 6.6%
Server 3.6%
Volunteer 3.1%
Manager 2.8%
Associate 2.8%
Driver 2.2%

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Average Yearly Salary
$30,000
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$20,000
Min 10%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Pacific Office Automation
Highest Paying City
Miami, FL
Highest Paying State
Louisiana
Avg Experience Level
1.9 years
How much does an Inventory Assistant make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Inventory Assistant in the United States is $30,404 per year or $15 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $20,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $44,000.

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Top Skills for An Inventory Assistant

  1. Customer Service
  2. Inventory Control
  3. Inventory Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Ensured extraordinary customer service, organizational and time management skills.
  • Devised ways to optimize inventory control procedures by identifying shortage levels all while collaborating with warehouse and upper management.
  • Monitored incoming and outgoing Fleet Vehicle Inventory Unit materials, including spare parts and immediately update the data inventory management system.
  • Processed purchase orders, order entry, order tracking, managed returns items, and ensures paperwork was complete and accurate.
  • Loaded and unloaded district delivery trucks, ensuring proper organization of product by expiration date.

Inventory Assistant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 3,340 Inventory Assistant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Inventory Assistant Demographics

Gender

Male

47.4%

Female

40.7%

Unknown

11.9%
Ethnicity

White

58.4%

Hispanic or Latino

18.7%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

8.2%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.4%

French

9.1%

Chinese

5.2%

Portuguese

4.5%

Mandarin

3.9%

German

3.9%

Korean

3.2%

Russian

3.2%

Italian

3.2%

Japanese

2.6%

Cantonese

2.6%

Arabic

2.6%

Hebrew

1.3%

Bosnian

1.3%

Swedish

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Hmong

0.6%

Malay

0.6%

Dari

0.6%

Thai

0.6%
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Inventory Assistant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.5%

University of Houston

6.7%

Michigan State University

6.2%

University of Wisconsin Extension

4.6%

Houston Community College

4.6%

Texas A&M University

4.6%

University of California - Riverside

4.1%

Montgomery College

4.1%

The Academy

4.1%

Brown University

4.1%

Texas State University

4.1%

University of California - Davis

4.1%

Western Michigan University

4.1%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.1%

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

4.1%

Ashford University

3.6%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.6%

University of Connecticut

3.6%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

3.6%

Liberty University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

29.2%

Accounting

10.4%

Criminal Justice

5.4%

Psychology

5.1%

General Studies

4.6%

Communication

4.2%

Marketing

3.5%

Management

3.5%

Finance

3.3%

Health Care Administration

3.2%

English

3.1%

Economics

3.0%

Computer Science

2.9%

Nursing

2.8%

Political Science

2.8%

Biology

2.7%

Medical Assisting Services

2.7%

Kinesiology

2.6%

Education

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.6%

Other

28.5%

Associate

13.1%

Masters

5.7%

Certificate

5.1%

Diploma

2.5%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.2%
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