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Working As A Warehouse Receiving

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Repetitive

  • $94,148

    Average Salary

What Does A Warehouse Receiving 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 Receiving

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 Receiving Career Paths

Warehouse Receiving
Security Officer Operations Manager General Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Order Picker Warehouse Supervisor Inventory Control Supervisor
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Order Selector Warehouse Lead Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator Material Handler Production Supervisor
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Supervisor Supply Technician Equipment Specialist
Property Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Account Manager Product Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Material Handler Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Order Selector Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Security Officer Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Terminal Manager
Traffic Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Foreman Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Shipper Receiver 3.3 years
Warehouse Shipper 3.0 years
Receiving Clerk 2.7 years
Warehouse Clerk 2.5 years
General Warehouse 2.3 years
Shipping Assistant 2.1 years
Warehouse Employee 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Warehouse Receiving
Cashier 12.1%
Cook 3.5%
Supervisor 3.3%
Driver 2.9%
Top Careers After Warehouse Receiving
Driver 4.5%
Technician 4.0%
Cashier 3.7%
Teller 3.4%
Manager 3.4%
Associate 2.5%

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Warehouse Receiving Demographics

Gender

Male

79.0%

Female

18.6%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

59.9%

Hispanic or Latino

19.8%

Black or African American

10.0%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

81.0%

German

4.8%

Venetian

4.8%

Swedish

4.8%

Polish

4.8%
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Warehouse Receiving Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.5%

Brigham Young University

5.6%

Grand Rapids Community College

5.6%

El Paso Community College

5.6%

Universal Technical Institute

5.6%

Ashford University

5.6%

Southeastern Louisiana University

5.6%

Delaware Technical and Community College

3.7%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.7%

San Joaquin Delta College

3.7%

Wright State University

3.7%

Fresno City College

3.7%

State University of New York Farmingdale

3.7%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

3.7%

University of Central Florida

3.7%

University of North Dakota

3.7%

Georgia Perimeter College

3.7%

Fulton-Montgomery Community College

3.7%

National University

3.7%

Missouri State University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

25.7%

Criminal Justice

7.9%

General Studies

7.2%

Communication

6.0%

Computer Science

5.7%

Liberal Arts

5.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.2%

Management

4.2%

Electrical Engineering

3.8%

Automotive Technology

3.4%

Health Care Administration

3.4%

Psychology

3.0%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.0%

Accounting

3.0%

Drafting And Design

2.6%

Culinary Arts

2.6%

Engineering

2.3%

Computer Networking

2.3%

Finance

2.3%

Graphic Design

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

43.2%

Bachelors

24.9%

Associate

17.3%

Certificate

8.2%

Masters

2.9%

Diploma

2.7%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Warehouse Receiving

  1. Outgoing Merchandise
  2. Delivery Trucks
  3. Pallet Jack
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Clean, stock and take count of all incoming and outgoing merchandise.
  • Loaded and unload delivery trucks and physically counted inventory as requested.
  • Separate and organize all inventory products placing them on pallets, moving the pallets to a designated area using pallet jacks.
  • Updated inventory levels in system and handled both cycle and physical inventory checks.
  • Received/Processed purchase orders to fulfill customer commitments.

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