In the Air Force:
Air Transportation; Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-130H; Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, MC-130J; Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, CAA; Fuels; In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-10; Logistics Plans; Materiel Management Helper; Munitions Systems; Nuclear Weapons Helper
In the Army:
Ammunition Specialist; Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist; Automated Logistical Specialist; Cargo Specialist; Food Service Technician; Medical Logistics Specialist; Property Accounting Technician; Quartermaster, General; Supply Systems Technician; Transportation Management Coordinator; Unit Supply Specialist
To keep businesses on schedule, and the movement of supplies flowing, material recording clerks ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control. There are several types of material recording clerks: Stock clerks and order fillers unpack shipments and track merchandise leaving the stockroom. They usually work in retail settings and sometimes help customers. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves, while order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped. Because they lift heavy materials and bend often, stock clerks and order fillers have one of the highest injury and illness rates of all occupations. Production and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within a business. They set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, and keep track of materials as well as production problems in manufacturing plants. Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks review shipment orders to ensure they were correctly processed, compute freight costs, and prepare invoices. They may move goods from a warehouse to the loading dock. Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, and document materials and equipment that enter a warehouse. They perform quality checks, and determine how to handle defective products. While many material recording clerks work full time and may work nights, weekends, and holidays, part-time work is common for stock clerks and order fillers. Material recording clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and are trained on the job. Knowledge of spreadsheet or database software may be helpful.
What they do:
Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.
On the job, you would:
Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
talking to others
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
order or arrange things
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
Bill of lading software
Varsity ShipSoft Supply Chain Execution Suite
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
Label making software
Barcode labeling software
Endicia Internet Postage
high school diploma/GED usually needed
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