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Order Fillers, Wholesale & Retail Sales

Also called: Order Filler, Order Picker, Packer, Puller

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: Materiel Management; Materiel Management Apprentice; Materiel Management Craftsman; Materiel Management Helper; Materiel Management Journeyman; Materiel Management Superintendent

What they do:
Fill customers' mail and telephone orders from stored merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips or order forms. Duties include computing prices of items, completing order receipts, keeping records of out-going orders, and requisitioning additional materials, supplies, and equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Read orders to ascertain catalog numbers, sizes, colors, and quantities of merchandise.
  • Obtain merchandise from bins or shelves.
  • Compute prices of items or groups of items.


  • sales and marketing
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Inventory management software
  • Inventory tracking software
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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