Summary Report for:
43-5081.03 - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
Receive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard. Keep records and compile stock reports.
Sample of reported job titles: Bay Stocker, Material Handler, Order Selector, Shipper/Receiver, Stock Clerk, Stocker, Stockroom Clerk, Warehouse Representative, Warehouse Worker, Warehouseman
Tasks | Tools & Technology | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
- Receive and count stock items, and record data manually or using computer.
- Pack and unpack items to be stocked on shelves in stockrooms, warehouses, or storage yards.
- Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors.
- Store items in an orderly and accessible manner in warehouses, tool rooms, supply rooms, or other areas.
- Mark stock items using identification tags, stamps, electric marking tools, or other labeling equipment.
- Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
- Determine proper storage methods, identification, and stock location based on turnover, environmental factors, and physical capabilities of facilities.
- Keep records on the use or damage of stock or stock-handling equipment.
- Examine and inspect stock items for wear or defects, reporting any damage to supervisors.
- Provide assistance or direction to other stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard workers.
- Dispose of damaged or defective items, or return them to vendors.
- Drive trucks to pick up incoming stock or to deliver parts to designated locations.
- Prepare and maintain records and reports of inventories, price lists, shortages, shipments, expenditures, and goods used or issued.
- Sell materials, equipment, and other items from stock in retail settings.
- Issue or distribute materials, products, parts, and supplies to customers or coworkers, based on information from incoming requisitions.
- Advise retail customers or internal users on the appropriateness of parts, supplies, or materials requested.
- Purchase new or additional stock, or prepare documents that provide for such purchases.
- Compile, review, and maintain data from contracts, purchase orders, requisitions, and other documents to assess supply needs.
- Confer with engineering and purchasing personnel and vendors regarding stock procurement and availability.
- Determine sequence and release of back orders according to stock availability.
- Prepare products, supplies, equipment, or other items for use by adjusting, repairing or assembling them as necessary.
- Recommend disposal of excess, defective, or obsolete stock.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
- Automatic labeling systems — Electric marking tools
- Bar code reader equipment — Barcode scanners
- Forklifts — Sit-down forklifts; Stand-up forklifts; Warehouse forklifts
- Hand trucks or accessories — Hand trucks
- Label applying machines — Labeling equipment
- Ladders — Stepladders
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Pallet trucks — Electric pallet jacks; Manual pallet jacks
- Personal computers
- Photocopiers — Copy machines
- Platform lift — Lifting platforms
- Radio frequency scanners — Radio frequency RF scanner guns
- Scanners — Laser scanners
- Tugger — Utility tug trucks
Technology used in this occupation:
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software
- Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Microsoft Dynamics GP; SAP software
- Inventory management software — Inventory tracking software
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
No knowledge met the minimum score.
- Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
- Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
- Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
- Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
- Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
- Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
- Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
- Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
- Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
- Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
Detailed Work Activities
- Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
- Discuss goods or services information with customers or patrons.
- Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
- Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Sell products or services.
- Distribute materials to employees or customers.
- Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
- Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
- Attach identification information to products, items or containers.
- Maintain operational records.
- Maintain inventory records.
- Adjust office equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Unload materials or equipment.
- Stock supplies or merchandise.
- Store records or related materials.
- Receive shipments.
- Store items.
- Clean facilities or equipment.
- Inspect items for damage or defects.
- Contact With Others — 67% responded “Constant contact with others.”
- Work With Work Group or Team — 61% responded “Extremely important.”
- Face-to-Face Discussions — 67% responded “Every day.”
- Spend Time Standing — 59% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Freedom to Make Decisions — 48% responded “A lot of freedom.”
- Frequency of Decision Making — 65% responded “Every day.”
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 45% responded “Very important.”
- Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 43% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 40% responded “Very important results.”
- Deal With External Customers — 52% responded “Extremely important.”
- Telephone — 63% responded “Every day.”
- Time Pressure — 56% responded “Every day.”
- Structured versus Unstructured Work — 44% responded “Some freedom.”
- Spend Time Walking and Running — 39% responded “More than half the time.”
- Physical Proximity — 63% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).”
- Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 35% responded “About half the time.”
- Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 30% responded “More than half the time.”
- Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
- Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 52% responded “Every day.”
- Exposed to Contaminants — 44% responded “Every day.”
- Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 36% responded “Limited responsibility.”
- Frequency of Conflict Situations — 43% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”
- Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 46% responded “Important.”
- Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 28% responded “Never.”
|Title||Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed|
|Education||Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.|
|Related Experience||Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, nonfarm animal caretakers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses.|
|SVP Range||(Below 4.0)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
|Not available||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Not available||Less than high school diploma|
|Not available||Some college, no degree|
Interest code: RC
- Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
- Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
- Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
- Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
- Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
- Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
- Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
- Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
- Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
- Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
- Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
- Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
- Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
- Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
- Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
- Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
- Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages data collected from Stock Clerks and Order Fillers.
Employment data collected from Stock Clerks and Order Fillers.
Industry data collected from Stock Clerks and Order Fillers.
|Median wages (2014)||$10.99 hourly, $22,850 annual|
|Employment (2012)||1,807,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Little or no change (-2% to 2%)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||546,000|
|Top industries (2012)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- Material Recording Clerks . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.