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Materials Supply Storekeeper Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Oversees a specialized materials supply operation and manages stock levels and inventory status. Supervises support staff.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from the Materials Supply Controller by the supervisory responsibility, by the authority to order stock requiring limited supervisor approvals and by the experience and knowledge required in specific materials handled. Incumbents may be exposed to or required to handle dangerous or hazardous equipment or chemicals.

Examples of Duties:

  • Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations that are given particular weight regarding the employment status of assigned employees.
  • Reviews stock/inventory reports and uses specialized knowledge of goods to estimate needs and order appropriate quantities of standard and special order items, recommends and implements additions or deletions to standard stock items.
  • Confers with vendors to ascertain the most beneficial terms and prices for blanket and special orders.
  • Prepares necessary forms or documentation for inventory records, payment of invoices, and billing end-user.
  • Dispenses stock from storeroom by measuring, counting and/or cutting requested amounts requiring knowledge and experience handling the goods or materials; documents for inventory and billing purposes.
  • Receives equipment, materials, or supplies ordered verifying against specifications on requisition or other documents.
  • Counts inventory periodically and reconcile with records and/or inventory tickets; performs annual inventory count and reconciliation; reports to auditors or designated departments; researches and resolves discrepancies.
  • Stores materials, supplies, equipment, etc. according to weight, temperature, size, safety precautions or other concerns.
  • Advises users/customers regarding stock items or supplies suitable for needs using knowledge of and experience with goods or materials.
  • Resolves problems or complaints presented by staff and users/customers.
  • Keeps record of standard inventory, cost, prices and quantity on hand.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of goods or materials in assigned storeroom.
  • Knowledge of basic buying and purchasing practices.
  • Knowledge of inventory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Skill in appropriate use of goods and materials in storeroom.

Minimum Qualifications:

Four years' of receiving, storing, issuing supplies or related experience, which includes one year supervisory or lead experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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