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Stocker

We are looking for a stocker to help us with maintaining our inventory of all items and products. You will be required to take regular stock of the items, replace and order more products and track the shipments. You are responsible for ensuring the inventory is maintained and information on all products are tracked.


Logistics Industry

This field concerns itself with the management of operations from origin to consumption to meet the requirements of customers, clients, and corporations.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience with taking stock of all items, marking prices, organizing products correctly.
  • Learning how to organize and multitask on the job.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in the industry.
  • Exposure to the logistics industry.


Responsibilities

  • Take stock of all items, inventory, and products.
  • Mark the price, codes, and stock of all products.
  • Place all products in their correct places and ensure the ones out of place are returned.
  • Replace any damaged items and report it to authorities.
  • Regularly order goods to replenish stock of merchandise and product.
  • Maintain an inventory system and regularly update it.
  • Chart delivery charts for goods and track shipments.
  • Ensure the labels of the product are visible and legible.
  • Operate machineries like trucks and forklifts.
  • Use electronic scanning devices to log in products for inventory.
  • Regularly make reports and statistical analysis of the data collected over a period of time (monthly, weekly)
  • Help customers whenever needed.
  • Follow all safety regulations and best practices.


Requirements

  • High school graduate.
  • Prior experience with stock taking or as a stocker.
  • Flexible with work timings such as nights, weekends and certain holidays.
  • Good physical fitness as lifting and standing for long periods of time is involved.
  • Strong multitasking, organisational and time management skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of how to operate machinery and equipment like forklifts and scanners.


Average Salary

The average salary is $26,300 per annum.

The median salary per hour is $9.96.

Source - payscale.com

Career Path

Stocker is an entry-level job. It is the role responsible for taking stock of all items, inventory, and products. It also includes tasks like regularly making reports and statistical analysis of the data collected over a period of time. A minimum requirement for this job role is high school qualification and a valid forklift driver’s license.


Career Progression

With appropriate experience in this job role, you can advance to other related job roles as well:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Warehouse Auditor
  • Warehouse Supervisor


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a job as a stocker?

  • What did you like about your previous job?

  • What is the one skill or quality you have that will help you on the job?

Human Resources
  • How long do you wish to work, if hired?

  • Would you be okay with working overtime?

  • What makes you think you’d be a good fit with our company culture?

Management
  • How would you prioritize work if you had multiple tasks to complete?

  • How would you rate your organizational and time management skills?

  • What are the tasks you had to do in your previous job?

Technique and Skill
  • What is the database and inventory software you are most comfortable with and why?

  • What is the best way to organize a warehouse?

  • How would you handle fragile packages appropriately?