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Working As A Stocker

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $38,159

    Average Salary

What Does A Stocker 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 A Stocker

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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Average Length of Employment
Lead Stocker 2.3 years
Stock Clerk 1.8 years
Bagger/Stocker 1.7 years
Dairy Stocker 1.7 years
Picker/Stocker 1.7 years
Stock Receiver 1.7 years
Inventory Stocker 1.6 years
Stock Person 1.6 years
Warehouse Stocker 1.5 years
Store Stocker 1.4 years
Retail Stocker 1.3 years
In-Stock Associate 1.3 years
Night Stocker 1.3 years
Stock Unloader 1.3 years
Shelf Stocker 1.2 years
Overnight Stocker 1.2 years
Backroom Stocker 1.1 years
Stocker 1.0 years
Top Careers Before Stocker
Cashier 24.8%
Cook 7.8%
Server 3.4%
Teller 3.2%
Janitor 2.7%
Manager 2.4%
Volunteer 2.2%
Driver 2.1%
Top Careers After Stocker
Cashier 14.9%
Cook 6.2%
Driver 4.1%
Server 3.2%
Manager 3.2%
Technician 2.9%
Janitor 2.9%

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Stocker Demographics

Gender

Male

70.2%

Female

27.8%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

61.1%

Hispanic or Latino

16.2%

Black or African American

12.9%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

73.6%

French

6.3%

German

3.0%

Russian

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

Arabic

2.0%

Portuguese

1.7%

Polish

1.6%

Hmong

1.0%

Dutch

0.9%

Carrier

0.9%

Italian

0.9%

Swedish

0.7%

Tagalog

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.4%

Hebrew

0.4%

Ukrainian

0.4%

Chinese

0.4%

Mandarin

0.3%

Swahili

0.3%
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Stocker Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.6%

Hinds Community College

8.3%

Houston Community College

5.6%

Delgado Community College

5.3%

Ashford University

5.2%

Kaplan University

4.9%

Liberty University

4.8%

Full Sail University

4.3%

Greenville Technical College

4.3%

Trident Technical College

4.2%

The Academy

4.2%

Miami Dade College

3.8%

Tyler Junior College

3.6%

Universal Technical Institute

3.6%

Central Piedmont Community College

3.5%

Navarro College

3.5%

Sinclair Community College

3.3%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

3.3%

El Paso Community College

3.3%

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

3.2%
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Majors

Business

21.0%

Criminal Justice

11.6%

General Studies

9.1%

Computer Science

5.4%

Psychology

4.4%

Automotive Technology

4.3%

Nursing

4.2%

Medical Assisting Services

4.1%

Accounting

4.0%

Health Care Administration

3.6%

Education

3.5%

Precision Metal Working

3.4%

Communication

3.3%

Kinesiology

3.0%

Graphic Design

2.8%

Information Technology

2.6%

Liberal Arts

2.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.5%

Biology

2.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

49.0%

Bachelors

20.8%

Associate

18.0%

Certificate

6.4%

Diploma

3.3%

Masters

1.8%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Stocker

  1. Store Shelves
  2. Customer Merchandise Selection
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conduct price-checks, return products back to proper shelf locations, and maintained store shelves by cleaning and facing products.
  • Itemized and totaled customer merchandise selection at checkout counter, using cash register and accepted cash and charge card for purchases.
  • Exhibited exemplary customer service through assisting numerous customers in multiple product Environments.
  • Prepare new merchandise for the sales floor by unloading, prepping, stocking merchandise and responding to team member requests quickly
  • Stock shelves with incoming product, keep entire store clean, reorganize product on shelves using pallet jacks to move pallets.

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