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Working As A Warehouse Picker

  • 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 Picker 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 Picker

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 Picker Career Paths

Warehouse Picker
Crew Member General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Night Auditor Front Desk Supervisor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Security Officer Account Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Order Selector Warehouse Manager Inventory Controller
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Account Manager Senior Account Executive
Managing Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Picker Security Officer Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Order Selector Inventory Specialist Supply Technician
Production Controller
5 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Crew Member Specialist Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Technical Support Specialist Support Supervisor
Support Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Picker Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Warehouse Shipper 2.8 years
Warehouse Clerk 2.5 years
General Warehouse 2.3 years
Warehouse Agent 2.1 years
Picker/Stocker 1.8 years
Warehouse Labour 1.8 years
Warehouse Worker 1.8 years
Warehouse Employee 1.8 years
Warehouse Stocker 1.6 years
Order Picker 1.5 years
Warehouse Hand 1.3 years
Warehouse Picker 1.0 years
Picker 0.9 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 15.5%
Cook 4.8%
Supervisor 2.5%
Top Employers After
Cashier 9.1%
Picker 3.0%
Internship 2.5%
Technician 2.5%
Janitor 2.5%

Warehouse Picker Demographics

Gender

Male

69.6%

Female

29.2%

Unknown

1.2%
Ethnicity

White

76.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

1.2%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

70.8%

French

8.3%

Russian

8.3%

Ukrainian

4.2%

German

4.2%

Arabic

4.2%
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Warehouse Picker Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.2%

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

6.1%

College of DuPage

6.1%

Keiser University

6.1%

University of Nevada - Reno

4.5%

Sinclair Community College

4.5%

Full Sail University

4.5%

Johnson County Community College

4.5%

Front Range Community College

4.5%

College of Southern Nevada

4.5%

Renton Technical College

4.5%

Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

4.5%

Harford Community College

4.5%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.5%

Midlands Technical College

4.5%

University of Maine

4.5%

Springfield Technical Community College

3.0%

College of Western Idaho

3.0%

Ohio University -

3.0%

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

3.0%
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Majors

Business

20.9%

Criminal Justice

9.8%

General Studies

8.5%

Medical Assisting Services

6.0%

Automotive Technology

5.5%

Graphic Design

5.5%

Accounting

4.7%

Management

4.3%

Information Technology

4.3%

Psychology

3.8%

Nursing

3.4%

Health Care Administration

3.4%

Pharmacy

3.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Computer Science

2.6%

Electrical Engineering

2.6%

Political Science

2.6%

Engineering

2.6%

International Business

2.1%

Precision Metal Working

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

45.5%

Bachelors

22.3%

Associate

18.1%

Certificate

5.6%

Masters

4.4%

Diploma

3.5%

License

0.7%
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Top Skills for A Warehouse Picker

ElectricPalletJackCustomerOrdersRFScannerStand-UpForkliftLoadTrucksTemporaryCustomerServicePackageSortAssemblyLineInventoryControlProperSelectionProceduresWrappingPalletsOshaScanGunResponsibilitiespickDataEntryHandTrucksGeneralPhysicalActivitiesCompanyStandards

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Top Warehouse Picker Skills

  1. Electric Pallet Jack
  2. Customer Orders
  3. RF Scanner
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Use equipment such as electric pallet jack safely, with 0% (percent) incident rate.
  • Pick and pack customer orders.
  • Pick orders using a RF scanner, stock merchandise, and wrap pallets in a neatly manner.
  • Picked parts for assembly and stocked shelves with the use of a stand-up forklift.
  • picked order for a client using pallet jack or forklift and load trucks

Top Warehouse Picker Employers

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Warehouse Picker Videos

A Day in the Life of an Amazon Package

UN-OFFICIAL Forklift training video - Order Picker

Warehouse Pickers Visual Job Description

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