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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

  • $67,883

    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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Inventory Assistant Career Paths

Inventory Assistant
Security Officer Account Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Crew Member Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Specialist Maintenance Technician
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant Finance Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Material Handler Inventory Control Specialist
Inventory Control Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Hostess Security Officer Loss Prevention Manager
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Order Selector Inventory Control Clerk
Inventory Control Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Inventory Specialist Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Crew Member Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Human Resources Manager Production Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Specialist Account Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Account Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Executive Operations Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Hostess Delivery Driver Warehouse Lead
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Office Manager Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Contractor Buyer Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Inventory Specialist Driver Operation Supervisor
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Inventory Lead 2.8 years
Inventory Clerk 2.2 years
Inventory Auditor 2.2 years
Inventory Stocker 1.6 years
Inventory Counter 1.5 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 11.1%
Internship 8.8%
Assistant 5.7%
Volunteer 4.3%
Server 3.7%
Teller 3.7%
Supervisor 2.9%
Clerk 2.7%
Top Employers After
Internship 8.5%
Cashier 7.5%
Assistant 6.3%
Server 3.8%
Volunteer 3.8%
Associate 3.3%
Manager 2.7%
Teller 2.7%

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Inventory Assistant Demographics

Gender

Male

49.1%

Female

47.8%

Unknown

3.1%
Ethnicity

White

58.2%

Hispanic or Latino

18.7%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

8.9%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.5%

French

8.1%

Chinese

6.1%

Portuguese

5.1%

Italian

5.1%

Korean

4.0%

German

3.0%

Japanese

3.0%

Russian

3.0%

Mandarin

3.0%

Cantonese

2.0%

Arabic

2.0%

Swedish

1.0%

Serbian

1.0%

Finnish

1.0%

Hebrew

1.0%

Bosnian

1.0%

Amharic

1.0%

Dari

1.0%

Croatian

1.0%
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Inventory Assistant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.1%

Michigan State University

7.1%

Pima Community College

5.1%

Houston Community College

5.1%

Bentley University

5.1%

University of Kentucky

5.1%

University of California - Davis

5.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.1%

Liberty University

5.1%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.1%

Fordham University

4.0%

University of Connecticut

4.0%

University of Florida

4.0%

Fashion Institute of Technology

4.0%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

4.0%

Virginia Western Community College

4.0%

Midlands Technical College

4.0%

University of South Carolina - Columbia

4.0%

Western Michigan University

4.0%

Saint Cloud State University

4.0%
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Majors

Business

29.6%

Accounting

11.2%

Criminal Justice

5.9%

Psychology

5.5%

Management

4.9%

General Studies

3.7%

Communication

3.7%

Health Care Administration

3.4%

Information Technology

3.0%

Fine Arts

2.8%

Computer Science

2.8%

Economics

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Marketing

2.8%

Kinesiology

2.6%

English

2.6%

Finance

2.6%

Education

2.4%

Political Science

2.4%

Supply Chain Management

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.8%

Other

25.6%

Associate

13.7%

Masters

7.0%

Certificate

4.9%

Diploma

1.7%

License

0.3%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Top Skills for An Inventory Assistant

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  1. Inventory Levels
  2. Purchase
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitored and maintained current inventory levels; processed purchasing orders as required; tracked orders and investigated problems.
  • Recorded purchases, maintained database, performed physical count of inventory, and reconciled actual stock count to computer-generated reports.
  • Performed professional and courteous front-line customer service duties while processing hundreds of accurate daily transactions for personal and business customers.
  • Processed Inventory Control AWARDS/HONORS Recommended for induction into the January 14 Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
  • Help the accounting department with any discrepancies regarding inventory invoices.

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