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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

  • $36,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Inventory 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 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 Technician Career Paths

Inventory Technician
Technician Team Leader Assistant Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Team Leader Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Team Leader Manager
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Manager
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Accounts Payable Clerk Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Consultant Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Technical Support Specialist Quality Assurance Analyst
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Consultant Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Computer Technician Specialist Operation Supervisor
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Specialist Operation Supervisor
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Buyer Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Buyer Warehouse Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Field Service Technician Production Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Administrator Department Manager
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Specialist Operation Supervisor
Inventory Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Mail Clerk Logistics Coordinator
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Mail Clerk Logistics Coordinator Logistics Analyst
Supply Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Materials Clerk 3.5 years
Inventory Clerk 2.3 years
Inventory Checker 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Inventory Technician
Cashier 10.4%
Technician 7.6%
Internship 6.6%
Supervisor 3.6%
Associate 2.7%
Top Careers After Inventory Technician
Cashier 8.1%
Technician 6.6%
Supervisor 4.7%
Manager 3.8%
Driver 3.4%
Internship 3.2%

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Top Skills for An Inventory Technician

  1. Inventory Control
  2. Inventory Management
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Manage all aspects of shipping/receiving and inventory control resulting in successful fulfillment of customer equipment requirement schedules utilizing MAS software.
  • Utilized inventory management system to reconcile and report production quantities, maintain records, requisition packaging materials.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills in a professional and courteous manner through oral communication with both internal/external customers.
  • Verify accuracy of warehouse inventory by processing cycle counts.
  • Scheduled incoming and outgoing deliveries while reconciling against purchase orders.

Inventory Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

60.5%

Female

29.1%

Unknown

10.4%
Ethnicity

White

59.8%

Hispanic or Latino

17.3%

Black or African American

12.1%

Asian

7.3%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.9%

French

10.2%

Japanese

8.2%

Chinese

6.1%

Mandarin

6.1%

Cantonese

6.1%

German

4.1%

Vietnamese

2.0%

Romanian

2.0%

Carrier

2.0%

Cheyenne

2.0%

Russian

2.0%

Korean

2.0%
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Inventory Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.7%

Vance-Granville Community College

9.2%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

6.9%

The Academy

5.4%

Liberty University

5.4%

Strayer University

5.4%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.4%

Community College of the Air Force

4.6%

Community College of Philadelphia

3.8%

Pima Community College

3.8%

George Mason University

3.8%

Grand Canyon University

3.8%

Prince George's Community College

3.1%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.1%

California State University - East Bay

3.1%

Northern Arizona University

3.1%

Glendale Community College

3.1%

University of Maryland - University College

3.1%

Ohio State University

3.1%

Athens State University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

24.3%

Criminal Justice

7.1%

Computer Science

7.0%

General Studies

6.3%

Pharmacy

5.1%

Biology

4.8%

Computer Information Systems

4.6%

Information Technology

4.5%

Health Care Administration

4.1%

Accounting

4.1%

Nursing

3.8%

Liberal Arts

3.6%

Education

3.3%

Supply Chain Management

3.1%

Computer Networking

3.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.5%

Electrical Engineering

2.3%

Management

2.2%

Psychology

2.2%

Medical Assisting Services

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

33.4%

Bachelors

32.5%

Associate

18.0%

Certificate

6.3%

Masters

5.2%

Diploma

3.5%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.4%
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