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Stock Clerk

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High school (GED) +

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What They Do

Stockers and Order Fillers Career Video

About This Career

Receives, stores, and issues merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May operate power equipment to fill orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays.

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster Administrative Services pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Completes order receipts.
  • Answers customers' questions about merchandise and advises customers on merchandise selection.
  • Issues or distributes materials, products, parts, and supplies to customers or coworkers, based on information from incoming requisitions.
  • Keeps records of out-going orders.
  • Stocks shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with new or transferred merchandise.
  • Operates equipment such as forklifts.
  • Stamps, attaches, or changes price tags on merchandise, referring to price list.
  • Obtains merchandise from bins or shelves.
  • Receives and counts stock items, and records data manually or on computer.
  • Reads orders to ascertain catalog numbers, sizes, colors, and quantities of merchandise.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 50 lbs., sometimes up to 100 lbs. You will need a lot of strength at this level.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects
  • Using abdominal and lower back muscles repeatedly or over time without tiring

Work Hours and Travel

  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Inventory Technician (Inventory Tech)
  • Label Maker
  • Checker Stocker
  • Stocker
  • Warehouse Technician (Warehouse Tech)
  • Order Picker — Fills customer orders and delivers them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets company standards for safety, security, and productivity.
  • Inventory Specialist
  • Order Filler
  • Marking Clerk


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