In most warehouse environments, warehouse clerks are the be-all of everything.
While most warehouses hire dedicated order pickers and packers, many of them acquire the services of clerks who are basically jacks of all trades.
From order picking to inventory management, they do it all!
To work as a warehouse clerk, one has to be physically strong, along with possessing deep insight into handling the paperwork and minor calculations associated with warehouse processes.
Accuracy and organization are two major requirements to work at this position.
Educational requirements to work as a warehouse clerk include a high school diploma or a GED at the very least.
Previous experience or exposure to a warehouse environment counts highly.
If you have worked as a volunteer or an intern in a large storage arena, this might count for experience as well.
Many companies opt to acquire the services of experienced warehouse clerks so that they can effectively handle the work, without the need for too much training. Still, a lot of training is done on the job as well.
Some major duties of a warehouse clerk include:
Job Description for Warehouse Clerk Resume
• Look through work orders to determine type and quantity of items to be picked
• Locate and pick items from storage areas and check them to ensure that the right item has been picked.
• Move picked items to packing areas, look for any damages and pack them in crates or cartons
• Generate labels to be placed on packed items, in accordance with specifications provided by the supervisor
• Properly label with batch and item numbers
• Load them onto delivery trucks and ensure that they are safely stacked
• Receive incoming shipments from vendors and compare items with invoices and work orders
• Arrange for items to be checked for damage and moved to designated storage areas
• Log all incoming items into the company database
• Clean and maintain the warehouse to ensure that it is safe and accessible at all times
• Create and file records of incoming and outgoing shipments and process requests for information retrieval
• File requisitions and requests for materials and stock items and ring alerts for low stock materials
• Operate forklift to move heavy good between destinations within the warehouse and perform both preventative and regular maintenance on warehouse equipment and tools
• Conduct audits of warehouse stock and report any need for improvement to the supervisor
• Ensure that warehouse safety procedures are implemented and that compliance is maintained