Stock clerk

Stock clerks are responsible for receiving, storing and issuing equipment, materials and other items from or to a designated storage area. Stock Clerks need to keep records, monitor inventory levels and compile reports.

Duties and tasks

  • Cleans storage area to ensure compliance with safety regulations
  • Determines proper storage methods
  • Maintains records regarding inventory, prices, shipments, and expenditures
  • Packs and unpacks items to be stored in storage area
  • Prepares documents to purchase new or additional stock
  • Stores items in an orderly fashion
  • Verifies inventory by physically counting items and comparing to written information

Skills required

  • Able to accomplish tasks in a timely manner
  • Interacts well with customers
  • Organisational and scheduling skills
  • Pays attention to details
  • Physically able to lift and move inventory

Working conditions

Store Clerks spend the majority of their working for hours on their feet, and the work can be strenuous at times. Although automated devices are used to move some items, there is still a lot of standing, walking, bending and lifting involved. Work hours vary by employment setting.

Professional associations / Industry information

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Logistics Association of Australia
Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia
Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council

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