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Stock/Inventory Assistant Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Receives, stores and stocks materials, equipment, supplies or merchandise. Compiles stock records. Requisitions standard items to replenish stock. Incumbents typically work in the university bookstore or similar retail operation.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series.

Examples of Duties:

  • Counts, sorts and checks in incoming articles; verifies against requisitions, shipping notices or invoices; places articles on sales floor shelves or in storeroom.
  • Replenishes merchandise on shelves from storeroom stock; rotates merchandise and keeps it orderly and neat in appearance.
  • Checks inventory periodically to determine reordering needs and verify with records; requisitions standard stock items, supplies or materials within established limits; notifies designated staff of fast moving items.
  • Contact vendors to obtain information regarding shipping status of orders or special orders placed by department.
  • Places or changes price tags on merchandise; places tags, markers or labels on shelves to identify stock.
  • Packs and ships packages according to instructions using boxes, packing materials and sealing tape.
  • Records or documents changes in inventory, mark-ups or markdowns of merchandise according to established procedures.
  • Gathers requisitioned supplies, merchandise or materials and prepares for delivery or pick-up.
  • Assists customers or others in locating needed merchandise, materials or supplies.
  • Trains and assists part-time or student help.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of cataloging and inventory techniques.
  • Knowledge of shipping and receiving practices.
  • Skill in basic arithmetic.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year' stocking/inventory or related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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