Material Clerk

Compile and maintain records of quantity, cost, and type of materials.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Material Clerks do?

Compiles and maintains records of quantity, cost, and type of material received, stocked, and issued, and prepares material requisitions: Compares information on requisitions, invoices, and shipping notices to material received or issued to verify accuracy of order. Compiles and maintains inventory of material received, stocked, and issued [INVENTORY CLERK 222.387-026]. Prepares requests for procurement of material. May inspect, accept, or reject material received. May mark identifying information on material. May be designated according to location of goods as Warehouse-Record Clerk.

Should I be a Material Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Material Stockkeeper, Yard, Material Yard Clerk

    How to become a Material Clerk

    Material Clerks generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Material Clerk-related education!
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