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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

  • $23,220

    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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Warehouse Lead Person Career Paths

Warehouse Lead Person
Warehouse Manager Operations Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Order Selector Security Officer Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Lead Person Production Manager Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
6 Yearsyrs
Order Selector Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Supervisor Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Receiving Clerk Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Receiving Clerk Material Handler Production Supervisor
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Service Technician Service Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Supervisor Warehouse Manager Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Operator Technician
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Logistics Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Security Officer Account Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Warehouse/Driver Warehouse Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Stocker Material Handler Supply Technician
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Lead Person Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Warehouse Lead Person Demographics

Gender

Male

83.9%

Female

14.9%

Unknown

1.2%
Ethnicity

White

76.8%

Hispanic or Latino

16.0%

Asian

5.5%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.6%

Tagalog

9.1%

Filipino

6.1%

Ilocano

6.1%

Japanese

6.1%

Carrier

6.1%

Portuguese

3.0%

Turkish

3.0%

Arabic

3.0%
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Warehouse Lead Person Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.8%

Grand Canyon University

7.0%

Johnson County Community College

5.3%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

5.3%

San Juan College

5.3%

The Academy

5.3%

Gwinnett Technical College

5.3%

North Dakota State College of Science

5.3%

Valencia College

5.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.3%

Chaffey College

3.5%

Davidson County Community College

3.5%

San Joaquin Valley College

3.5%

Pierce College at Puyallup

3.5%

Hawaii Pacific University

3.5%

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

3.5%

South Louisiana Community College

3.5%

Keiser University

3.5%

Mohave Community College

3.5%

Lakeland Community College

3.5%
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Majors

Business

26.1%

General Studies

9.5%

Criminal Justice

6.3%

Accounting

5.9%

Electrical Engineering

5.1%

Computer Science

4.7%

Automotive Technology

4.3%

Management

4.0%

Psychology

4.0%

Health Care Administration

4.0%

Precision Metal Working

3.6%

Education

3.2%

Engineering

2.8%

Marketing

2.8%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.8%

English

2.4%

Graphic Design

2.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.0%

Medical Assisting Services

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

48.2%

Bachelors

19.9%

Associate

17.2%

Certificate

7.8%

Diploma

4.0%

Masters

2.3%

License

0.5%
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Top Skills for A Warehouse Lead Person

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Top Warehouse Lead Person Skills

  1. Delivery Trucks
  2. Electric Pallet Jack
  3. Safety Rules
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Loaded and unloaded semi trailers and delivery trucks.
  • Work from order sheets to build loads using a forklift and electric pallet jack.
  • Followed all safety rules and regulations.
  • Communicated with supervisors and different departments by email and phone.
  • Operated propane forklift, pallet jack, and hand truck.

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