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Working As A Stower

  • 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

  • $25,350

    Average Salary

What Does A Stower 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 Stower

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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Stower Career Paths

Stower
Security Guard Merchandiser Account Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Service Technician General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
9 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Security Officer Account Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Stock Clerk Forklift Operator Carpenter
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Stock Clerk Material Handler Merchandiser
Merchandising Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Technician Service Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Driver Dispatcher
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Security Officer Account Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Package Handler Operation Supervisor Account Executive
Sales/Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Dispatcher Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Person Sales Manager Store Manager
Store Director
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Technical Support Specialist Technical Support Manager
Support Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Instructor Trainer
Training Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Stower Demographics

Gender

Male

65.7%

Female

32.6%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.8%

Hispanic or Latino

17.1%

Black or African American

10.3%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

69.0%

French

7.3%

German

3.8%

Russian

3.4%

Japanese

3.4%

Mandarin

1.7%

Portuguese

1.3%

Chinese

1.3%

Korean

1.1%

Hmong

0.9%

Carrier

0.9%

Tagalog

0.9%

Polish

0.9%

Thai

0.8%

Arabic

0.8%

Swedish

0.6%

Filipino

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Swahili

0.4%

Albanian

0.4%
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Stower Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.9%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

6.1%

Liberty University

5.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.3%

Midlands Technical College

5.1%

Middle Tennessee State University

5.0%

Ashford University

4.7%

Kaplan University

4.5%

Northern Illinois University

4.2%

West Virginia University

4.0%

University of South Florida

4.0%

Modesto Junior College

3.9%

College of DuPage

3.9%

Northern Michigan University

3.9%

Virginia State University

3.9%

Sinclair Community College

3.7%

Miami Dade College

3.7%

Illinois State University

3.6%

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

3.6%

Columbus State Community College

3.6%
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Majors

Business

23.4%

Criminal Justice

10.5%

General Studies

6.9%

Accounting

5.4%

Psychology

5.3%

Computer Science

4.8%

Nursing

4.3%

Medical Assisting Services

4.3%

Graphic Design

3.7%

Biology

3.4%

Communication

3.4%

Liberal Arts

3.3%

Health Care Administration

3.1%

Kinesiology

2.9%

Information Technology

2.8%

Management

2.8%

Education

2.6%

Automotive Technology

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.4%

History

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

40.0%

Bachelors

30.3%

Associate

18.0%

Certificate

5.5%

Masters

3.0%

Diploma

2.3%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Stower

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  1. Store Shelves
  2. Customer Service
  3. Customer Merchandise Selection
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Rotate merchandise accordingly removing outdated merchandise from store shelves.
  • Displayed excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service.
  • Itemized and totaled customer merchandise selection at checkout counter.
  • Ensured proper inventory and stock of grocery items Assisted with maintaining proper inventory of perishable food items Quality assurance and customer service
  • Maintained perishable goods inventory for Dairy department.

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