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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.   (O'Net 43-5081.03)

 
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    Wages
    for Stock Clerks and Order Fillers which includes:
                          - Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
                          - Marking Clerks
                          - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
                          - Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 9.66   $ 10.44   $ 12.18   $ 15.59   $ 20.05   $ 13.89  
    Yearly $20,100   $21,710   $25,340   $32,420   $41,710   $28,890  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 9.84   $ 10.77   $ 12.67   $ 17.41   $ 23.85   $ 15.17  
    Yearly $20,460   $22,400   $26,350   $36,210   $49,610   $31,550  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.61   $ 10.14   $ 11.94   $ 14.91   $ 18.64   $ 13.12  
    Yearly $19,990   $21,080   $24,840   $31,000   $38,760   $27,290  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.66   $ 10.37   $ 12.05   $ 15.18   $ 18.68   $ 13.30  
    Yearly $20,100   $21,580   $25,060   $31,570   $38,850   $27,660  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Stock Clerks and Order Fillers which includes:
                                  - Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
                                  - Marking Clerks
                                  - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
                                  - Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 3,212 3,312 0.3% 112
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Stock Clerks and Order Fillers which includes:
                                - Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
                                - Marking Clerks
                                - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
                                - Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Food and beverage stores 26.8%
    General merchandise stores 26.5%
    Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 5.2%
    Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 4.4%
    Administrative and support services 4.0%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard  updated July 2004
     


    Knowledge
    for Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard  updated July 2004
     


    Skills
    for Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard  updated July 2004
     


    Work Activities
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  • 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).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard  updated July 2004
     


    Interests
    for Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard  updated July 2004
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard  updated July 2004
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard 
     

     
     
     
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