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Working As A Tool Room Attendant

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $67,883

    Average Salary

What Does A Tool Room Attendant 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 Tool Room Attendant

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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Tool Room Attendant Career Paths

Tool Room Attendant
Expeditor Material Coordinator Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Warehouse Lead Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Expeditor Office Manager General Manager
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Material Handler/Forklift Operator Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Production Controller Production Manager Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marine Pipefitter Helper Millwright Production Supervisor
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Logistics Analyst Logistics Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Maintenance Technician Service Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Material Coordinator Supply Technician
Production Controller
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouseman Supply Technician Equipment Specialist
Property Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Technician Service Technician
Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Foreman Warehouse Manager Shipping Clerk
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Security Officer Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mechanic Service Manager Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Foreman Production Manager Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Production Controller Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Training Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Marine Pipefitter Helper Pipe Fitter Driver
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Mechanic Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Tool Room Attendant Demographics

Gender

Male

57.6%

Female

40.7%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

60.1%

Hispanic or Latino

17.0%

Black or African American

13.8%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

81.3%

Braille

6.3%

Ilocano

6.3%

Tagalog

6.3%
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Tool Room Attendant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.3%

Ashford University

9.4%

Community College of the Air Force

7.5%

McNeese State University

6.6%

Kaplan University

6.6%

Texarkana College

5.7%

Houston Community College

4.7%

Lee College

4.7%

Del Mar College

3.8%

Nashville Auto Diesel College Inc

3.8%

Cameron University

3.8%

Baton Rouge Community College

3.8%

San Jacinto College District

3.8%

Central Texas College

3.8%

Liberty University

3.8%

Tidewater Community College

3.8%

Sowela Technical Community College

3.8%

Columbia Southern University

2.8%

Vincennes University

2.8%

Tulsa Welding School

2.8%
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Majors

Business

27.4%

General Studies

11.2%

Automotive Technology

9.0%

Precision Metal Working

6.6%

Criminal Justice

6.3%

Management

5.2%

Nursing

3.8%

Supply Chain Management

3.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.7%

Computer Science

2.7%

Health Care Administration

2.7%

Accounting

2.7%

Psychology

2.5%

Electrical Engineering

2.2%

Education

2.2%

Human Resources Management

2.2%

Medical Assisting Services

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.6%

Aviation

1.6%

Legal Support Services

1.6%
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Degrees

Other

41.2%

Associate

23.0%

Bachelors

18.4%

Certificate

9.5%

Masters

3.3%

Diploma

3.0%

License

1.2%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Tool Room Attendant

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  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Procedures
  3. Repair Parts
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  • Executed all mandated procedures while strictly adhering to fiscal-management protocols associated with state and federal appropriations.
  • Received a wide variety of repair parts, tools, and equipment and determined proper disposition of items.
  • Issued tools, calibrated equipment, test measurement, diagnostic equipment, and maintained strict accountability.
  • Develop and implement methods to maintain accurate inventory levels at the facility.
  • Reviewed supply transactions or provide customer service for urgent critical shortage items.

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