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Working As An Inventory Control Technician

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

  • $37,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Inventory Control Technician 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 Control Technician

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 Control Technician Career Paths

Inventory Control Technician
Computer Technician Systems Administrator Consultant
Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Technician Team Leader
General Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Field Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Team Leader Assistant Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Team Leader Office Manager
Business Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Officer Manager
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Officer Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Officer Assistant Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Foreman Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Foreman Assistant Manager
Support Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Foreman Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Specialist Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Specialist Buyer Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Specialist Buyer Warehouse Supervisor
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Logistics Coordinator Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Purchasing Agent
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Logistics Coordinator Warehouse Lead
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Inventory Clerk 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Inventory Control Technician
Cashier 9.2%
Technician 7.1%
Internship 5.0%
Supervisor 2.9%
Top Careers After Inventory Control Technician
Cashier 6.9%
Technician 6.5%
Supervisor 4.1%
Owner 3.3%
Driver 3.3%

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Top Skills for An Inventory Control Technician

  1. Inventory Control
  2. Spare Parts
  3. Cycle Counts
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed inventory control of audio/visual gear used by clients and technicians including documentation of gear leaving for domestic and international manifests.
  • Reconciled cycle counts * Ordered packaging materials * Ran daily production report * Investigated production discrepancies
  • Create Purchase Orders and place orders for the raw material needed.
  • Audit physical year-end inventory to data entry.
  • Provided high level customer service that included assisting staff and any other internal/external customers.

Inventory Control Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

61.5%

Female

26.0%

Unknown

12.5%
Ethnicity

White

63.1%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

12.8%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

3.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.2%

French

23.5%

German

11.8%

Vietnamese

5.9%

Persian

5.9%

Russian

5.9%

Arabic

5.9%
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Inventory Control Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.7%

Northern Arizona University

5.6%

Heald College - Central Administrative Office

5.6%

Strayer University

5.6%

Austin Community College

5.6%

The Academy

5.6%

Troy University

4.2%

Rockland Community College

4.2%

Texas A&M University - Commerce

4.2%

College of Southern Nevada

4.2%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

4.2%

Mount Senario College

4.2%

Harris-Stowe State University

4.2%

Valencia College

4.2%

Mississippi State University

4.2%

Suffolk County Community College

2.8%

De Anza College

2.8%

ITT Technical Institute-Aurora

2.8%

College of Lake County

2.8%

Columbia College

2.8%
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Majors

Business

26.6%

Electrical Engineering

6.6%

Computer Science

6.1%

General Studies

6.1%

Information Technology

5.3%

Computer Information Systems

5.3%

Management

4.1%

Criminal Justice

4.1%

Communication

3.7%

Liberal Arts

3.7%

Health Care Administration

3.7%

Accounting

3.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.9%

Education

2.9%

Secretarial And Administrative Science

2.9%

Computer Networking

2.9%

Nursing

2.5%

English

2.5%

Marketing

2.5%

Biology

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

38.6%

Bachelors

28.8%

Associate

20.2%

Certificate

6.3%

Masters

3.3%

Diploma

2.3%

Doctorate

0.5%
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