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Become An Order Selector

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Working As An Order Selector

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $22,995

    Average Salary

What Does An Order Selector 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 Order Selector

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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Order Selector Career Paths

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Technician Service Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Driver Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Field Technician
Field Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Forklift Operator Inventory Control Specialist
Inventory Control Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Operator Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Service Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler/Forklift Operator Operator Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Service Representative Accounts Receivable Specialist
Receiving Team Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler/Forklift Operator Driver Instructor
Training Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
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Order Selector Demographics

Gender

Male

81.2%

Female

16.9%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

59.0%

Hispanic or Latino

19.3%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

79.5%

French

4.4%

Carrier

2.6%

German

2.1%

Russian

1.5%

Portuguese

1.5%

Italian

1.2%

Japanese

1.2%

Polish

1.2%

Arabic

1.2%

Hmong

0.9%

Korean

0.6%

Swahili

0.3%

Swedish

0.3%

Vietnamese

0.3%

Samoan

0.3%

Hindi

0.3%

Khmer

0.3%

Hungarian

0.3%

Ukrainian

0.3%
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Order Selector Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.0%

San Joaquin Delta College

6.5%

Houston Community College

6.0%

Holyoke Community College

5.8%

Modesto Junior College

5.7%

Ashford University

5.1%

Grand Rapids Community College

4.9%

Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

4.9%

Kaplan University

4.8%

Springfield Technical Community College

4.5%

Hinds Community College

4.5%

Hudson Valley Community College

4.5%

Baton Rouge Community College

4.3%

Erie Community College

3.7%

Texas Southern University

3.7%

Essex County College

3.4%

Liberty University

3.3%

Lansing Community College

3.3%

Delgado Community College

3.1%

Porter and Chester Institute

3.1%
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Majors

Business

26.0%

Criminal Justice

9.7%

General Studies

9.6%

Computer Science

5.6%

Automotive Technology

5.6%

Accounting

4.0%

Psychology

3.6%

Liberal Arts

3.3%

Nursing

3.2%

Education

2.9%

Precision Metal Working

2.9%

Medical Assisting Services

2.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.8%

Communication

2.8%

Kinesiology

2.8%

Information Technology

2.7%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.5%

Electrical Engineering

2.4%

Health Care Administration

2.4%

Graphic Design

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

51.7%

Associate

18.2%

Bachelors

16.4%

Certificate

8.0%

Diploma

3.6%

Masters

1.4%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Top Skills for An Order Selector

  1. Double Pallet Jack
  2. Select Product
  3. Pallet Jack
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  • Operate a double pallet jack 13ft long, and operate standing fork lift and enter data into computer system each day.
  • Utilize necessary technology to select product.
  • Order Selector Replenished cases for grocery store orders using speed and accuracy Conducted freight operations using forklift/pallet jacks
  • Operated reach truck safely and efficiently in accordance with company safety standards.
  • Order Completion/ General Maintenance Personnel * Assembled and delivered local customer orders.

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