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Working As An Inventory 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

  • $24,682

    Average Salary

What Does An Inventory Technician Do At Revlon

* Responsible for the safe, accurate and timely movement of materials (components, bulks, labels, etc) to and from the assigned areas in the Filling and Assembly department.
* Maintain documents & records needed to properly account and reconcile the movement of material.
* Update systems as needed.
* Assist with providing needed documentation for work order closure activity
* Perform all work in a safe and clean manner - maintain a safe workplace, free of clutter and hazards.
* Notify supervisor immediately of any hazards in area.
* Be aware of, knowledgeable of and comply with all Revlon GMP guidelines and procedures.
* Verify incoming components and bulks against work order / job information for accuracy and validity.
* Must verify part/component number; lot number bulk information & label information.
* Responsible to check counts on components (as needed) and weights on bulks (as needed)
* Repackage cartons of components, palletize and prepare documentation for restock to the warehouse.
* Must meet individual productivity and accuracy measures, and contribute to overall department productivity goals.
* Operate material handling equipment, such as pallet jacks, walkie riders & forklifts.
* Maintain quality & integrity of product / components and bulks in area at all times.
* Perform other similar duties as assigned by supervisor.
* Operate manufacturing computer systems including WMOS, GEMMS, MMCS, FACTS and others as needed.

What Does An Inventory Technician Do At Kelly Services

* Must be cognizant of and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory requirements (GMP)
* Facilitates orders for consumable lab inventory replenishment
* Receives inbound shipments from UPS, FedEx, and other common carriers
* Responsible for handling hazardous material
* Manages customer’s warehouse inventory
* Handles and manages chemicals
* Maintains and checks safety stations
* Basic shipping duties
* May require traveling between customer sites
* Updating and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does An Inventory Technician Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Restocks supplies daily and rotates inventory supporting accurate inventory levels, generating orders/requisitions as needed.
* Distributes medical supplies and equipment to patient care areas.
* Monitors par levels for specific products to assure that appropriate levels are established in order not to affect patient care.
* Identifies excess inventory, returning stock and processing credits.
* Notifies manager of outdates or slow moving inventory.
* Participates in the put away and validation process of perpetual inventory items.
* Issues and credits materials from the inventory management system.
* Responsible for labeling bins and handling requests to change pars.
* Works with and follows instructions of buyers and Divisional Inventory Coordinator in the event of recalls to pull relevant product

What Does An Inventory Technician Do At Navy Exchange Services (NEX)

* Works under the general supervision of a Replenishment Manager or designated supervisor who outlines work objectives and priorities and provides guidance and instructions on new procedures.
* Utilizing the Store Inventory Management (SIM) system, conducts research to resolve errors related to store system processes to include, but not limited to, receipts, transfers in/out, replenishment, inventory adjustments, shipment confirmations (BOLs), returns to vendor/warehouse, etc.
* Completed work is reviewed for attainment of objectives, technical accuracy and ability to effectively communicate and correct problems.
* Assists with the execution and compliance with the standards defined in the Perpetual Inventory Management SOP.
* Assists with the execution and compliance with the standards defined in the Planogram Integrity SOP.
* Assists with the execution and compliance with the standards defined in the Price Verification and Label Integrity SOP.
* Assists with the execution of periodic and year-end inventories; assists with year-end inventory reconciliation

What Does An Inventory Technician Do At Vetsource

* Sorts, unpacks, counts, receives, checks, and stores materials accurately on a daily basis.
* Products may include pharmaceuticals, veterinary supplies, and pet nutrition products
* Recognizes, documents and reports damaged shipments to drivers upon receipt of product
* Shares documentation, including pictures, with purchasing staff for follow up and resolution with vendor(s)
* Retains and reviews warehouse documents, packing lists, invoice copies and reports
* Ensures the safety, cleanliness and security of the warehouse work environment
* Works with hand held scanning devices for receiving, storing and filling orders
* Replenishes locations multiple times daily to ensure product available for daily production
* Places short dated products and/or damaged product in quarantine as appropriate
* Participates in all company inventories; currently on Saturdays twice a year
* Ensures shipping, receiving, storage, and distribution are performed in an efficient manner
* Utilizes hand trucks, forklift (only if certified), and other handling equipment
* Assist in recycling and garbage throughout shipping and receiving department
* Packages/prepares orders for shipment with care, whether product is for a customer; return of overstock, expired or recalled product
* All other tasks as assigned
* In addition to the job-specific responsibilities listed above, all employees are expected to support and model VetSource Core Value Principles: Do the right thing every time; Treat others the way you want to be treated; Embrace Change; Be innovative; Get it done; Work hard, have fun! Employees will be held accountable for knowledge and effective application of these principles

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How To Become An Inventory 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.


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.


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.


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 Technician Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Japanese

  • Cantonese

  • Vietnamese

  • German

  • Carrier

  • Cheyenne

  • Russian

  • Korean

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Top Inventory Technician Skills

  1. Procedures
  2. Inventory Control
  3. Purchase Orders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Utilized standard forestry tools to collect accurate and precise data of forest plots, following specific Rocky Mountain Research Station procedures.
  • Manage all aspects of shipping/receiving and inventory control resulting in successful fulfillment of customer equipment requirement schedules utilizing MAS software.
  • Scheduled incoming and outgoing deliveries while reconciling against purchase orders.
  • Provided outstanding customer service to customers that requested specific tools or oil parts.
  • Interact with various departments (primarily manufacturing quality) for collecting data and input for resolving problems in data entry.

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