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Working As A Warehouse Lead Person

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

  • $33,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Warehouse Lead Person 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 Warehouse Lead Person

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
Receiving Lead 3.6 years
Warehouse Lead 3.5 years
Warehouse Shipper 3.0 years
Top Careers Before Warehouse Lead Person
Cashier 9.0%
Driver 4.0%
Supervisor 2.4%
Top Careers After Warehouse Lead Person
Driver 6.5%
Cashier 5.6%
Supervisor 3.5%
Technician 2.9%
Operator 2.8%

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Average Yearly Salary
$33,000
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$25,000
Min 10%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$43,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Duane Reade Shareholders LLC
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a Warehouse Lead Person make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Warehouse Lead Person in the United States is $33,654 per year or $16 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $25,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $43,000.

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Top Skills for A Warehouse Lead Person

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Delivery Trucks
  3. Pallet Jack
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Adhere to all safety procedures in the performance of job duties.
  • Check the home delivery trucks in upon completion.
  • General warehouse responsibilities; worked directly with forklift and electric pallet jack; loaded and unloaded trucks; general clean up.
  • Provided great attention to detail during routine inventory control surveys of all manufactured goods.
  • Communicated with supervisors and different departments by email and phone.

Warehouse Lead Person Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 2,805 Warehouse Lead Person resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Warehouse Lead Person Demographics

Gender

Male

76.4%

Female

12.1%

Unknown

11.4%
Ethnicity

White

58.0%

Hispanic or Latino

19.8%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.3%

Tagalog

8.2%

Filipino

4.1%

Ilocano

4.1%

Japanese

4.1%

Carrier

4.1%

Arabic

4.1%

Portuguese

2.0%

Turkish

2.0%
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Warehouse Lead Person Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.7%

The Academy

10.6%

Houston Community College

7.3%

Valencia College

6.5%

Strayer University

5.7%

Cuyahoga Community College

4.1%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

4.1%

Honolulu Community College

4.1%

San Joaquin Valley College

4.1%

Gwinnett Technical College

4.1%

Eastfield College

3.3%

Tulsa Community College

3.3%

Delgado Community College

3.3%

Full Sail University

3.3%

Keiser University

3.3%

A-Technical College

3.3%

Central State University

3.3%

Grand Canyon University

3.3%

Troy University

2.4%

Ohio University -

2.4%
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Majors

Business

26.8%

General Studies

11.2%

Criminal Justice

6.9%

Computer Science

5.0%

Electrical Engineering

4.5%

Accounting

4.5%

Management

4.2%

Automotive Technology

4.0%

Health Care Administration

3.3%

Precision Metal Working

3.2%

Information Technology

3.2%

Heating And Air Conditioning

3.2%

Education

3.0%

Psychology

3.0%

English

2.7%

Graphic Design

2.5%

History

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.2%

Marketing

2.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

47.8%

Associate

18.9%

Bachelors

16.7%

Certificate

8.2%

Diploma

5.4%

Masters

1.9%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.3%
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