Storepersons receive, handle, store and issue goods in stores, stockrooms and warehouses. Storepersons unload trucks, organize goods and may be expected to use a computer to monitor stock.

Duties and tasks

  • Assesses supply needs and makes arrangement for additional supplies
  • Maintains inventory stock records
  • Marks stock items
  • Receives and checks incoming stock items
  • Recommends removal of excess stock items
  • Records information regarding damaged goods
  • Stocks items in an organisational manner

Skills required

  • Computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Physically able to lift and move items
  • Strong organisational skills

Working conditions

Stockpersons typically will spend a lot of their time standing, walking and moving goods. Stockpersons are hired for part-time and full-time positions.

Professional associations / Industry information

Service Industries Training Advisory Council
Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia
Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council

Related jobs and job titles

  • Assembler
  • Despatch Hand
  • Forklift Operator
  • Logistics Clerk
  • Packer
  • Stock Controller
  • Storeroom Clerk
  • Stores Assistant
  • Warehouse Assistant